Post Tagged with: "Joey Young"

Bonding time with the bands

From long road trips to a quick trip to Hutch?in?son from our home in Buhler, my parents always had music on in our vehicles while I was growing up. We would play games trying to guess the artist and song title before the others, but mostly we just enjoyed the music. We listened to a wide range of music, from […]

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Best partners for our busy lives

Juggling business and relationships, and being a good steward of your community can be a crazy dance on most days. It would be a far tougher dance without a great partner, and that is why I was feeling pretty lucky recently on my five-year anniversary with my wonderful wife, Lindsey. I should have already been home at 6:30 p.m., but […]

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Nothing small about mini corn dogs? taste

Every year when the Kansas State Fair is on, Joey knows he has to take me so I can get a Pronto Pup and an ice cream cone from the Kansas Dairy Assoc?ia?tion. Some people go for the booths or the rides or the people-watching; I just go for the food. That?s why I was almost uncontrollably giddy when I […]

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Take the time to get better

For the past three years Lindsey and I have taken a week out of our busy schedules and embarked on a journey to better our company and learn from our peers. This year?s excursion is coming soon as we will hit the road for Columbia, Mo., for the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editor?s Conference on Wednesday, June 24, through […]

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Starting is the hard part

The first paragraph of my column is the hardest to write. The rest of them run out of my head like water. Noth?ing ever seems to be that important to be the lead item. I am always impressed with what our other columnists have to say?each and every time. ? The HHS?all-school reunion is now a month away. If you […]

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Owning a paper is enough

Pub?lisher Joey and I took a fast trip to Altoona, Iowa, Thurs?day to Saturd?ay for the 60th Anniver?sary Spring Con?ference of Midwest Free Community Papers at Prairie Meadows Casino east of Des Moines. I heard more than once there was no reason to gamble, since owning a newspaper/publishing business was risky enough by itself. ? One of the keynote addresses […]

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KPA names Joey Young to board of directors

The Kansas Press Asso?ci?ation has appointed Joey Young, Hillsboro Free Press majority owner, to its board of directors, effective Feb. 20 ?I am very excited to represent Marion County, this newspaper group, and the entire region on the state?s board,? Young said. ?It is a great honor to serve and work with such a distinguished group of journalists and publishers. […]

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A letter from the Free Press publisher

Dear readers, Wal-Mart isn’t our friend. They aren’t our buddies. They don’t care about Marion County. They see us as a way to suck up more market share and that is all. I wrote an editorial about this a few weeks ago. I have been more than vocal about it when people ask my opinion. Joel Klaassen, former owner of […]

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