Opinion

Sweets treats aren’t evil, just overly indulged
April 13, 2015
I know that candy has lost a bit of popularity since it has become one of the “whipping boys” for those who are campaigning against obesity.
Dead ball’ no more: homers a more frequent highlight of baseball
April 6, 2015
This is a big week in Kansas City, with the Royals opening the season as the defending American League champions.
Easter a clear favorite for hard-boiled egg fan
March 30, 2015
One of my happiest memories of Easter is the coloring and devouring of boiled eggs.
Confusion remains years after creation of ‘Unified Government’
04:32 p.m., March 23, 2015 Updated 12:47 p.m.
Every two years when there is a local election, there are Bonner Springs and Edwardsville residents who are confused by the ballot.
Birthday brings awareness of technological, societal progress
March 16, 2015
A week or so ago I celebrated my 78th birthday, which officially reaffirms my title of “old goat.”
Dirty politics nothing new, even in Bonner Springs
March 10, 2015
Many believe that angry elections are a modern development and that mudslinging is a 21st century tactic.
Character development key for youngest scouts
March 3, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking to the Cub Scout Pack 3149 Blue and Gold Banquet.
Searching for signs of Spring to end winter blues
February 23, 2015
By the last week in February most of us have had our fill of winter and are ready for spring.
Presidential museum visit causes reflection on recent history
February 16, 2015
One of the highlights of a recent trip to Dallas, Texas, was a visit to the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
Anything can have an interesting history, even toothpicks
February 9, 2015
Over the years I’ve come to believe that almost everything that we use has an interesting history and a colorful background.
1920s basketball tournament offers peek into Bonner’s past
February 3, 2015
Recently Willard Reimer shared a “program and souvenir” from the second annual “Bonner Springs Basketball Tournament,” which was held on March 3-4, 1922.
Politicizing local elections would be a big mistake
January 26, 2015
In a few short weeks we’ll have what I believe is an extremely important set of local elections. In April voters will select city and school board members. To me these are extremely important choices. Local elected officials touch our lives daily.
Kiwanis among many worthy service organizations
January 21, 2015
Attending a weekly Kiwanis Club meeting is a “good habit” for thousands of men and women worldwide who are dedicated to helping their communities while combining service with fun.
Comic strips hit on topics both humorous and serious
January 12, 2015
It is a bit surprising to me that comic strips have continued in this era of almost non-stop entertainment.
Basketball a popular, though slower, sport 100 years ago
January 5, 2015
While watching a college game on television, I got to thinking how much the sport has changed.

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