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Updated Nov 14, 2015 at 12:35 PM

It's a dream, only a dream. And it's fading now, fading away. It's only a dream, just a memory without anywhere to stay. — Neil Young A Santa Fe freight rolls through memory where I sit, eyes closed, by the tracks near my bicycle. Rusted cars rumble the ground of a new day. I’ve stopped in the middle of my paper route, blocked from my appointed rounds by the resonant hum of the diesel locomotive and squealing freight and hopper cars dragging over the...

Updated Nov 14, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Six years ago last week I became a grandfather for the first time. I was just 38 years old and wasn't real sure about this whole grandpa thing. When my wife handed me little Leah for the first time, I took her with some...

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Word came to us Friday of the passing of an area legend. Nationally-renowned sports artist Ted Watts died Friday at the age of 72. Watts was notoriously reclusive for an artist as well-known within sports circles as he had painted all...

Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Crawford County Commissioner Carl Wood has been complaining for months about heavy truck traffic on county roads not designated for such traffic. With good reason. Heavy trucks traveling on a bridge east of Via Christi Hospital, for which...

Updated Oct 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

On Friday afternoon the parties in the lawsuit against the stalled Kansas Crossing Casino project will be in front of a Topeka judge to argue the merits of the decision to award the contract to build the final state-owned casino to Kansas...

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