Opinion

Garage sales serve many purposes
September 15, 2014
No matter where you go you’ll find neighborhoods hosting a legion of garage sales. Certainly they are extremely popular with most people.
The power of literacy supports a better society
September 8, 2014
According to a number of statistical sources, there are 32.9 million Americans, or 14 percent of our population, who are illiterate.
Old age requires hearing aids, other ‘spare parts’
September 1, 2014
When you reach my age you find that you need a “spare parts kit.” A couple of weeks ago, I officially became an old guy when I added a hearing aid to my “tool kit.”
Jim Finley: A true Bonner Springs citizen
August 25, 2014
Last week, Bonner Springs lost one of our outstanding citizens and a local icon when Jim Finley passed away.
Pigskin prep: high school football’s evolution since 1908
August 18, 2014
It’s a sure sign that fall is creeping up on us when the first day of school has arrived. And, yes, it is a time of year filled with anticipation for me because football season is about here.
Kansas so much more than Dorothy’s home
August 11, 2014
While on vacation in Canada, a woman commented that this was the 75th anniversary of the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”
Learning about our neighbor to the north
August 4, 2014
We recently returned from a bus tour through western Canada and the Canadian Rockies. Both of us were impressed with the beauty of scenery, which might be the most spectacular I’ve ever seen.
100 years ago: The final day of the ‘old world’
July 28, 2014
I have to wonder if anyone in the three communities realized that July 31, 1914, was the final day of the old world. You see, on Aug. 1, 1914, hostilities in Europe would erupt into World War I.
Pizza popular, but relatively new to America
July 21, 2014
Probably most Americans believe that the hamburger or hot dog is the most popular fast food. That may be true, but in my opinion the Italian import – pizza – is gaining ground.
Musical memories strong thanks to jukebox
July 14, 2014
It seems that the once popular jukebox has joined the ranks of dinosaurs and dodo birds.
Soccer’s future bright in America
July 7, 2014
While it will probably be a long time before soccer becomes America’s favorite sport, the World Cup demonstrated its growing popularity.
Linwood’s Operation WildLife aiding animals despite challenges
July 2, 2014
Operation WildLife’s 20 years in operation helping injured and sick animals is often tested by financial struggles and the constant influx on animals, but that’s not stopping the organization’s founder or its volunteers.
July 4 is a significant date in more ways than one
June 30, 2014
The United States will celebrate its 238th birthday on Friday, July 4 — or should we celebrate it on Wednesday, July 2?
Reflecting on the importance of the 1950s
June 23, 2014
I am a child of the 1950s, growing from junior high through high school, college and to adulthood.
Basehor-Linwood graduate receives magna cum laude honors from William Jewell College
June 16, 2014
Emily Knapp of Bonner Springs and 2011 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School graduated magna cum laude in May from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

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