June 1, 2011
Monday, the State of Kansas commemorated its 143rd annual Memorial Day. It’s a day to honor the fallen and to thank the thousands of brave men and women in uniform who continue to fight valiantly to protect our freedom.
May 10, 2011
This week, I joined United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a summit with leaders from across the country to talk about education in rural America.
May 5, 2011
Kudos to the Tonganoxie City Council for considering updates to the current Animal Control ordinance, which has not been changed since the 1990s. This window of opportunity for Tonganoxie residents is golden — but will be short-lived, as the Council votes May 9th on the proposed changes.
April 26, 2011
Like all Americans, Kansans are paying higher prices for their food. Attribute this rise in costs to Mexican freezes or tight supplies in the pork market; still, we’re all digging deeper into our pockets to pay for our next meal.
April 12, 2011
I would like to thank the residents who took the time to vote on April 5.
April 6, 2011
Only once in a blue moon do Kansas farm and ranch families have an opportunity to tell their story to people half way around the world. That was the case March 23-24 when a Dutch public broadcasting company television crew traveled to Smith and Sheridan counties to portray life on the farm in rural Kansas.
March 15, 2011
In 1956, the Leavenworth County United Way (formerly United Fund) raised $65,000 to support local non-profit organizations who help those in Leavenworth County.
Sen. Pat Roberts
February 17, 2011
Chances are you’re serving up some home-grown dinner on your kitchen table tonight.
February 9, 2011
After a tornado, we are all cautioned about doing business with fly-by-night repair companies that promise a great job at half the cost of our local roofing company.
Mirror staff reports
January 20, 2011
Both the Blue Valley Southwest boys and girls won their first game of the season Thursday at the Tonganoxie Invitational.
December 14, 2010
Letters to the editor
December 9, 2010
If you’re even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season’s first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.
November 5, 2010
Well, that’s finally finished.
October 19, 2010
File this under the category of the lamest excuse to come along in my lifetime.