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Marshall, John

A scab that won’t heal

Kansas was briefly atop the Washington news this month when Rep. Jake LaTurner began his initiation in Congress by announcing he had tested covid...

Faith and futility

A recent Gallup poll revealed that American approval of Congress had dropped to 15 percent. This is much higher that the nine percent approval...

We and our government

The Republican tradition in Kansas is caught in a paradox, one that started before most farms had electricity and the only air conditioning was...

‘Candles’ and BBC

LINDSBORG – At the post office the other day a woman from years ago greeted me by name, and I struggled not to draw...

A Town House Christmas

Covid's menace has reinforced the pleasure of reminiscence, to hark back to the past for something treasured and secure. Shadows of uncertainty amplify the...

A losing proposition

Let's add politics fatigue to covid fatigue. Once we had buffers – family, community, our traditions. Today simple humanity seems warped by everything political. Masks,...

On giving thanks

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, “God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are.” – Luke 18:11 As the...

Talk with an old friend

The landscape turns brilliant, shudders, then settles in for a rest. Autumn is here. In a time of covid and seclusion, affection for our surroundings...

“Supermarket Socialism”

In late October, the Erie City Council unanimously approved a plan for their government to buy Stub's Market, the town's only full-service grocery store....

“You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.”

A people amendment By John Marshall   "You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." –  Daniel Patrick Moynihan * Moynihan, who died...
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Jerry Griffis

Jerry Griffis, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Angel Arms, McPherson. Arrangements are with Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. www.stockhamfamily.com.

Quentin James Richert

Quentin James Richert, 66, of McPherson, KS, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS. Stockham Family Funeral Home,...

Soil Health U & Trade Show will go Virtual Jan 21

DODGE CITY, KS-According to the High Plains Journal due to local ongoing health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, High...

Choosing the Right Houseplants

Just like garden plants, houseplants have specific growing requirements. Success with growing plants indoors starts with knowing the conditions of locations in your home...

Healthy People 2030 outlines objectives for communities

K-State professor encourages focus on local priorities MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Americans’ interest in healthy lifestyles got a boost in late 2020 when the U.S. Department...