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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.

Small ball

We hit a sour note last week on big time college football, its gilt-edged landscapes and billion-dollar beds of clover for athletic departments. Battles...

Adieu, sport

Color TV was the new thing when I was in college. Gasoline was 29 cents a gallon and football was grand, a sport knitted...

Religion as governing

The matter of abortion festers on the August 2 ballot as a proposed constitutional amendment. There are two choices: yes or no. No maybe. Say...

Kansas and Cuba

Like it or not, we are citizens of the world, our planet a shared breeding ground for promise or despair, isolation or inclusion. Two...

Glen Suppes

LINDSBORG – The great room was alive with voices, the thrum of conversation. Scores of people were arriving, alone or in pairs or clusters,...

‘One man, one vote’ (5)

The 2020 federal census and a pending reapportionment of legislative districts has rekindled controversy as the state's rural population declines and metropolitan areas grow. This...

The court of G.O.D.

In the early 1970s, Salina's legendary Police Chief, John Woody, had his own sly version of justice through consolidated law enforcement: "Put the judge...

The greatest nation (?)

There were many sermons on Memorial Day, a lot of reverent waving of Old Glory, pledges of allegiance and endurance, pronouncements that we live...

Life in color

"Small Wonders", an expansive new show, has opened at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. It's an exhibit of smaller works by more...

Blue caves?

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the map of the state's four congressional districts is constitutional. Wyandotte County is sliced in half, north...

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