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Schmidt asked to defend state board in science lawsuit
11:28 a.m., October 17, 2013 Updated 11:28 a.m.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is being asked to defend the State Board of Education in a lawsuit that challenges the Next Generation Science Standards that were adopted in June.
THS freshman injured in homecoming parade
October 11, 2013
A Tonganoxie High School freshman girl was run over by a trailer after jumping off the Class of 2017 float. Police say she did not appear to suffer any major injuries but was taken to the hospital.
U.S. Navy veteran recalls Sept. 11
September 10, 2013
I had put in my paperwork to retire from the Navy a couple weeks before Sept. 11, 2001, having served for more than 20 years.
Pastor’s Corner: Mike Bronson
August 12, 2013
There is a lot of stress and fear in today’s world. Everywhere you go, people are asking, “What is wrong with this world? Why is there such neglect and abuse? Why is there so much corruption? How did we lose the understanding of what is right and wrong?”
Linenberger: Small Kansas town thinking big with baseball museum featuring World Series champion Chicago Cub
July 26, 2013
There’s a small Kansas town that has taken an idea and, considering the project it is, swung for the fences.
Clinger: An offer of support inspired by Lady Gaga
February 19, 2013
Yes, I went to the Lady Gaga concert in Kansas City recently.
Schlageck: Silence is golden
December 31, 2012
Today, information bombards us like a meteor shower. It’s everywhere.
Linenberger: Meet us at the library
November 27, 2012
It’s a busy time of year with all the holiday preparations, school programs and more.
Schlageck: The real thing
November 27, 2012
Now that we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner, many folks will be selecting their annual tree to adorn their apartment or home.
Schlageck: Hunting a privilege
November 6, 2012
This weekend, the hills, fields and woods will once again awaken to the sound of booming shotguns as hunters and their dogs swarm the countryside searching for pheasants, quail, ducks and other wildlife.
Candlelight vigil will honor those lost in explosion
October 23, 2012
Family members will lead a candlelight vigil remembrance for those who died Oct. 29, 2011, in the Bartlett Grain Explosion in Atchison.
Schlageck: Speak from the heart
October 23, 2012
Life experiences teach plenty to those willing to learn. From the time I was a small boy, I remember my dad, uncles and grandfather talking and debating the issues of the day whenever we visited one another.
Linenberger: Halloween celebration
October 23, 2012
Figuring out a Halloween costume can be a big decision.
Schlageck: For the customers
October 16, 2012
While almost every industry today does a less than perfect job of living by the motto, “the customer is the most important part of business,” Kansas farmers and ranchers are one segment that adheres to this philosophy.