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The Olympics, winter and summer, are wife Beverly’s favorite sports events — other than the activities of our grandchildren.Since day one of the winter festival in South Korea, she has been glued to the TV.I…

Bullying. Stop it. Stop yourselves from doing it. Stop your children from doing it.We are our children’s first teachers. They are watching everything that we do, hearing everything that we say, and aping our behavior.If…

In rooting out illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are going for the low-hanging fruit. Instead of searching out felons, they’re targeting families. The mom-and-pop kind with a flock of kids.Such is the case…

City council members should welcome the recommendation that they divest themselves of the responsibility of deciding personnel matters.“You need to concentrate on the big things,” City Administrator Sid Fleming told them Monday night. “We (city…

President Donald Trump proved Monday he cares not a fig for balancing the budget. That’s the upshot of his budget for 2019, which calls for a 10 percent increase in overall spending, up $984 billion…

Allen County commissioners would be wise to evaluate their economic development efforts, in view of what has occurred the past few months. The idea was to have a committee that considered funding opportunities four times…

Soon Allen County’s economic development committee members will make recommendations to commissioners of whether to fund proposals made by several businesses and the technology center southeast of LaHarpe.All proposals have merit, and each will be…

A thin layer of crisp snow crunched under the hooves of a number of deer I noticed along the road to Iola Monday evening, all on missions to find soybeans or corn left from fall’s…

Kansas weather — it’s minus-2 one day and 60 degrees the next.  We really never know what to expect. But here is one thing that you can count on. In a few weeks it will…

Perhaps it’s the catchy tune and quirky animation that makes an NRA video about gun safety appear more entertaining than educational.Eddie Eagle, the National Rifle Association’s spokesbird, and a cast of animated characters sing and…