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Keep a light burning
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Here's a New Year's resolution: Support Ukraine. Stop Putin. Kyiv needs all the essential weapons of war — tanks and missiles, howitzers and drones. But it also needs less obvious weapons, from diesel-powered generators to long-lasting lightbulbs.  more
Kudos to Crawford County Commissioners Bruce Blair, Jeremy Johnson and Tom Moody for using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to create over 600 new openings for preschoolers in local day care facilities! more
Losing mother and getting a sister
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This excerpt from the autobiography of former Arma native Frank Jeler Jr., reflects on the sorrow of losing his mother and shows that having a new baby sister brings surprises, love and a call to duty. —  J.T.K.  more
I received a Christmas gift from my family in Durango, Colorado. It was wrapped in their local newspaper for padding, and some large headlines caught my eye. The one above the fold was about pot sales. It said Colorado has collected over $2 billion in taxes since 2015. more
All the presidents’ insurrections
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Well, the Jan. 6 committee has produced its long-awaited report. In a surprise move, the committee referred former President Donald Trump for criminal prosecution, accusing him of inciting insurrection, among other crimes.  more
When snow falls and cities need to clear off streets and sidewalks, they turn to salts to deice. Salt is great for hard surfaces, but creates problems when introduced to soil and plants. more
There’s gold in them thar hillbillies
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It didn't surprise me when, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Father Thomas Joseph White began telling me that while he enjoyed touring with his band the Hillbilly Thomists, which consists of musical friars, he enjoys writing more. more
Should auld acquaintance be forgot?
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Old friends shouldn’t be forgotten but many of the books I read in 2022 will be. If I hadn’t kept a list of the titles I read this past year, I wouldn’t have remembered half of them. more
A fresh and bright tartare for the new year
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Party food can be healthy, too. In fact, during the festive season, it's important to have a few recipes up our sleeves that are fancy enough to be invited to a holiday party while balancing the season's excess. more
Frozen acorn-jelly soup
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We can travel in space, but we can also travel in time. And as has been observed by Einstein and Tennessee Williams, “Time is the farthest distance between two places.”  more
Memorable Christmas play
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December is almost history and my, has it been a busy month with all the preparations for Christmas with family, friends and for many special church preparations. One pre-Christmas activity for many of us is that of attending the Christmas school program of our children, grandchildren or even our great grandchildren. more
New Year’s resolution: Declutter your home
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Are you still trying to decide on your New Year’s resolution? One common resolution is to declutter your home and get organized. more
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney public water supply system in Montgomery County.  more
Hometown Christmas 1954 – 1962
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Sometimes Santa showed up in person at our little bungalow across from the public school in the Republic of Frontenac, leaving us little ones wide-eyed and breathless as he hauled in the presents grandpa Matt had quietly placed on the edge of the porch near the swing.  more
Don't let Opportunity pass you by
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I didn’t realize just how badly I wanted it until that exact moment they told me I couldn’t have it ever again. Honestly, I didn’t even miss piloting. At least I didn’t think I missed it. I went 18 months without so much as sitting in the cockpit, and with nary a complaint.  more
The Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP) recently announced the success of their Christmas bike drive, which aimed to raise enough money this year to buy 100 bicycles for local children in need. PAYP exceeded that goal, collecting enough to give away 103 bikes this holiday season.  more
Freedom of expression is intrinsic to the workings of a functional democracy, and I would not advocate for the censorship of the hucksters, deceivers, manipulators, or even the tabloids that exploit our innate interest in gossip.  more
This week could mark the most consequential development on the U.S.-Mexico border since January 2021, when President Joe Biden essentially opened the nation's doors to millions of illegal border crossers. more
Trump is facing cancellation 
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"TRUMP IN TROUBLE" That's the headline over a USA Today story reporting that in their latest poll, only 31% of Republicans want Donald Trump as their nominee in 2024, while 61% prefer someone else. more
After sending out queries for Wheeler’s memories a couple weeks back, Janette Mauk, crack reference librarian at Axe Library Special Collections, sent me an old article from this newspaper penned by longtime reporter John K. Hay.  more
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