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John Marshall

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John Marshall is the retired editor-owner of the Lindsborg (Kan.) News-Record (2001-2012), and for 27 years (1970-1997) was a reporter, editor and publisher for publications of the Hutchinson-based Harris Newspaper Group. He has been writing about Kansas people, government and culture for more than 40 years, and currently writes a column for the News-Record and The Rural Messenger. He lives in Lindsborg with his wife, Rebecca, and their 21 year-old African-Grey parrot, Themis.

Debt and the ceiling

Congress has been in a twist over raising the nation's $28 trillion debt limit by deadlines that seem to be on perpetual reset. At...

A matter of life

A recent state survey of young adults has clarified a problem and reset some thinking on life in rural Kansas – why they live...

Going electric

The campaign has begun to turn us from a country of gas guzzlers to a nation of watt-burners. President Biden hopes half the cars sold...

A 7-county party

Many years ago, a young man at an Overland Park car rental agency, trying to be congenial, asked where I was headed. "Hutchinson," I said. His...

Power to the Northeast

The first burst of data from the 2020 U.S. Census has been a trove of numbers for statisticians to moon over. The City has...

‘Values’ and other trouble

The coming election season is likely to bring another round of chatter about "values." This is a tricky undertaking for anyone, especially candidates for...

Highways and health

Before the Interstate highways, a ride from Kansas on the old roads was a trip along the shifts in American life and living. Up...

The IRS problem

Congress is in another needless argument about the Internal Revenue Service. Democratic propose to pay for infrastructure investments by putting more money into the IRS,...

Driving lesson

LINDSBORG – On Saturday, August 7, Swensson Park will become a shady, grassy cushion for scores of shiny vehicles, most of them automobiles, many...

Driving lesson

LINDSBORG – On Saturday, August 7, Swensson Park will become a shady, grassy cushion for scores of shiny vehicles, most of them automobiles, many...

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