1984 Whoops 2008

There I was sitting at my desk processing our bills. Off in the corner the TV was showing an interview with Mayor Bloomberg of New ...

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Unmarried couple wants to keep property from children if partner dies

Q. My partner and I have lived together for 15 years. We are not married. We own cars, a truck, and our home. We each ...

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Signs of new business coming to O’Connell

A new grocery store is not on the way, but the first signs of commercial development at 23rd and O’Connell may soon become visible. City ...

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Introduction

It seems every blog I’ve read begins with extraordinary promises of superior content to come. Few deliver on those initial commitments. The goal of this ...

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Free State boys basketball team better than 1-8 record indicates.

My first taste of the new-look Free State High boys basketball team this season came at the Bonner Springs tournament in early December. There, where ...

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Snappy rejoinders on the roll

Back in the days before the delightful — but not quite infallible — no-call list, I used to pride myself on how I handled the ...

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In Plain Sight (1/11/2009)

Previous: IPS 1/4/2008Click here for the answerEach week, I post a small snippet of a picture and hope that it will puzzle and confound people ...

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squirrels eating

yummy must hedgeapple seeds be? I see these piles of shredded hedges all over, left behind by squirrels working to get at the seeds inside. ...

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Dakotah - The Winter’s End

am mesmerized by the sound of horse hooves as they mark time on the pavement; a rhythm of song sung in a lullaby. To the ...

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Moon Shines Bright Tonight

We’re in for a treat tonight: clear skies and the biggest and brightest full moon of 2009. According to NASA, tonight’s moon will appear 14% ...

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house sparrows

With all the activity at my feeder , I must once again face my conflicted feelings about house sparrows. I really like native species and ...

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Perennial crops: plant once, harvest many times

Southern Perlo—a Charleston rice dish loaded with local bounty to extend and enhance its value andpleasure. Perlo is carefully crafted: its wise use handed down, ...

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Buzz on Bees

My Fellow beeking friends and I have decided that a way we can all help to preserve the much needed bee population is to introduce ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winner & Next Term

Congratulations to Logan72 (Alia Ahmed), who won last week's challenge with over 40% of the votes. Alia's satirical definition for the term Meeting is posted ...

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Mr. Young

In regard to the recruitment of Mr. Young,the football player,congrats to Kansas,on winning his services.As a Husker fan,however I pray that he takes numerous courses ...

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Another Temperature Swing For Kansas!

Temperature swings are all too common here in Kansas. Friday's high temperature topped out at 61° before a major cold front swung through and turned ...

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Regents name finalist in Kansas State University presidential search

The Kansas Board of Regents announced it had found a finalist for the Kansas State Presidential opening.The first finalist chosen by the search committee is ...

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City answers call for pothole relief on Bardith Court

Good news arrived this morning for the folks on Bardith Court.A city maintenance crew showed up with equipment, asphalt patching material and a can-do attitude ...

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Moore tells supporters he’s running for re-election in 2010

Shortly after Democratic Congressman Dennis Moore won a sixth term in November, speculation swirled that he might retire at the end of his term.But in ...

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Andrew Jackson: Come to papa

Twice in the past couple of weeks I’ve had co-workers call my attention to the bicycle commuter benefit that started Jan. 1.There also was a ...

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