Category: Opinion

One good time

We congratulate our sister city to the east for another strong Chingawassa Days festival this past weekend. The schedule of events featured a lot of variety, with activities that were bound to entertain people of every age at some point during the weekend. Concerts by the Diamond W Wranglers (formerly the Prairie Rose Wranglers) and of course Grand Funk Railroad […]

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‘Tis the season for random thoughts

Some random thoughts as spring turns to summer….

Green. I know I?ve said it before, but June in Kansas can be best described by that single word. Everywhere I look, the overwhelming sensation I get is that the world is green and renewing itself.

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You can be a contributor to history

?You say want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world…. You ask me for a contribution. Well you know, we?re doing what we can.?

??Revolution,? The Beatles

If time travel was straight-forward, minus the annoying paradoxes and parallel universe arguments, where would you go? I can think of a few.

I?d quantum leap into a 1920s jazz club with a flapper bob, sequin dress and extra long cigarette holder.

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‘Railroad’ a big hit for Marion

I?m not as familiar with Grand Funk Railroad as some of the other bands back in the day, but the verdict is in: The headliner concert at this year?s Chingawassa Days in Marion was another big hit, according to people with whom I spoke. I overheard law enforcement estimating the crowd at 1,800 to 2,000.

When GFR turned on its amps I about jumped out of my seat. The volume was working. Very well.

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Pork N Beings (Week of June 4, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of June 4, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of June 4, 2008)

aay_20080530124301.jpg Another girlfriend breaks up with Atlas.

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Letters (Week of June 4, 2008)

Toward ag that is truly ?sustainable?   Webster?s dictionary defines ?sustain? as to keep going or prolong. By extension, ?sustainable agriculture? would mean a system of food production that can be depended upon to keep going or prolonged to produce food for a population. Paul Penner?s column last week seemed to take a rather narrow look at a few components […]

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Thanks, Dale

For nearly 61⁄2 years Dale Suderman has been gracing our Opinion section with his personal column, View From Afar. First monthly, then twice a month, our Chicago-based writer with deep Marion County roots focused his droll humor and keen insight on myriad topics, from Washington politics to the farmers? coffee klatsch in Hillsboro. Dale connected the urban and rural worlds […]

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Have passport, will insult- if need be

I really should be packing right now. Instead, I?m looking up insults.

I feel I need to be a little bit more worried about getting my luggage put together right now than I really am. By this time next week my feet will be more-or-less firmly planted in this little city you might have heard of. Paris, to be exact.

Yes, the one in France.

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Post-Natal advice: take it or leave it

Throughout my recent pregnancy, I was given many pieces of advice for the impending birth of my baby. Some I tucked away for future reference, while some I disregarded.

Countless times I was advised to sleep while the baby sleeps. In theory, this seems logical. However, somehow my 7-week-old seems to sense when I get comfortable and chooses that moment to wake up with a need to be changed, fed or played with.

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Find every way to save gasoline

Hypermiling might be a new trend in driving with the high gas prices we
now have?prices that probably won?t be going down anytime soon.

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