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Posted at 11:00 AM

The hecklers appear to be winning this one.A growing number of news, commentary and information sites are doing away with comments on some or all of their online offerings — exhausted, disgusted or repelled by the likelihood that the posts quickly will deteriorate into a morass (yes, that's a pun) of vulgarity, obscenity, racism or just plain old irrelevance.As much as we all might wish for the most free and open exchange as possible, there seems little alternative. I've...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Democrats were swept for the most part in midterm elections, both nationally and across Kansas, but Kansas Democrats have a few openings on which to build a competitive opposition party.Election results were not unexpected as the party of...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

You may be aware that Santa Claus makes an annual visit to the Opolis United Methodist Church. This traditionally happens the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. I didn’t get to see him this year. I was there for the party but, being...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

During the first week in December, the cosmic, 4-foot Bethlehem star (think of a proton and electron swirling around a neutron) high on the north side of our house began losing its lights one by one.In the end it became what Linda...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

As farmers harvested the largest corn crop in history this fall, prices fell to a five-year low, nearing $3.00 per bushel. Since then, bargain hunters swooped in, helping prices to bounce back, a welcome change for farmers.Buyers were...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

With harvest coming to an end, and cold temperatures sneaking in, now is the time to start preparing your equipment to withstand the upcoming winter weather. Just like cattle growing their winter coats, or you lining the north side of the house...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

File this under the heading of, who would have ever thunk it?What I’m referring to is the notion that today’s farmers need a prescription and a degree in chemistry to apply herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers to their...

Posted Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Anyone who enjoys food, loves to cook, and likes to share their expertise with others will want to take advantage of a new program to be offered this spring by the Southwind and Wildcat Extension Districts.K-State Research and...

Posted Dec 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM

On December 10, 1948, the nations of the world gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Universal Declaration of Rights, an American-inspired proclamation that launched the modern human rights movement.Voting in the shadow of the...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

About those 858,000 registered voters who didn’t get to the polls on November 4th.... Secretary of State Kris Kobach had an opportunity last week to once again tout the effects of his secure voting project while noting that the 50.8%...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I’ve mentioned from time to time how lucky we are in this town to have as good an arts community as we do. This sort of thing doesn’t happen by accident; there are a lot of people involved.This is my family’s 26th year...

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