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Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court more than four years ago, on Oct. 6, 2018. His oath followed perhaps the ugliest Supreme Court Senate confirmation process in history — and that, given the previous examples of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, is saying something. more
As the old adage puts it: Be careful what you wish for.  Democrats have been watching Donald Trump's unraveling influence with undisguised glee. more
I would like to pay tribute to a local veterinarian and make a suggestion that might be helpful to our county. Born here, but left in 1968, I returned in 2006. Dr. Laura Morland of Girard already seemed legendary providing low-cost neutering for pets and operating her own business since 1974. more
This article is in response to K-State Extension Wildcat District’s Agronomy Night, which will be held on Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the ICC-West at 2615 W. Main in Independence. more
Look, we all have bad stretches. Crud happens to the best of us. Nobody in this world has total control of the little things Life throws our way. It doesn't matter if you're the boss, the minion or somewhere in between.  more
This excerpt from “Frogdancer”, Arma native Frank Jeler Jr.’s memoir, speaks to learning the hard way that hopping on a freight is a lot easier than hopping off. — J.T.K.  more
Joe Biden's political life always has played out against one soundtrack; it came in 12/8 time and was written by Phil Spector, an inspiration that came from his father's tombstone. more
“What’s the matter with Kansas?” asked Emporia newspaperman William Allen White (long before Thomas Frank used it for the title of his 2004 book). more
Stephen R. Ward, 75, longtime Pittsburg businessman, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at his residence. Mr. Ward was born on Jan. 26, 1947, in Pittsburg, to Chester M. and Juanita R. (Armstrong) Ward. … more
Nona Jean Reed, 92, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2023.  She was born to Henry and Eula Hess on Dec. 5, 1930, in Lamar, Missouri, where she grew up as an only child. She was close with … more
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