Viewpoints

Food safety: myths, facts
September 11, 2012
Over the years we have all heard advice related to food safety, some of which rings true, while other guidance is just plain wrong. September is National Food Safety Education month, which is a good time to review myths and facts regarding safe food handling.
Schlageck: Moderation and variety
September 11, 2012
The key to a healthy diet today is to eat a variety of foods, including grains, milk, vegetables, meat and fruits — all in moderation. Each of us needs to make smart choices about when we eat and how much.
Linenberger: Take care on the road
September 4, 2012
With students back in school, traffic naturally increases at certain times during the day.
Schlageck: No hungry kids
September 4, 2012
With the advent of the new school year, there’s apprehension some youngsters may be leaving the school cafeteria hungry. This may be in part due to recent changes in this country’s school lunch program.
Schlageck: Shine with safety
August 28, 2012
With every passing year, farm machinery becomes larger and larger. Some of this new equipment is so large it extends into the oncoming traffic lane and far beyond the tractor pulling it.
Comment: Statehouse adventures
August 14, 2012
Leavenworth County has been designated a “contiguous disaster county” because of the current drought, making our agricultural producers eligible for federal disaster relief.
Schlageck: Why should I serve?
August 7, 2012
While farmers and ranchers continue to fill our plates with food, their plates are filled with an ever-increasing number of issues.
Opinion: Grassroots journalism
May 8, 2012
People in Kansas, and across this country, depend on strong community journalism to keep them informed and connected to one another.
Letter to the editor: Thanks Leavenworth County
April 25, 2012
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class of 2011-12 organized a countywide food drive during the month of February.
Linenberger: Rock chalk rituals
April 2, 2012
A long-sleeved red Adidas shirt with “KANSAS” in blue.
Opinion: Cautious spending
February 17, 2012
We keep hearing that citizens should attend the Tonganoxie City Council meetings.
Schlageck: Creamed peas
February 7, 2012
One hundred fifty fortunate grade and high school youngsters attended the annual Kansas Day Celebration at the Logan City Building on Jan. 27.
Happy 151st birthday, Kansas
January 17, 2012
This Jan. 29, our state will be 151 years old. Kansas was admitted to the Union two and a half months before the beginning of the Civil War — one of our nation’s most terrible times.
Linenberger: 12 resolutions for ‘12
January 3, 2012
The Christmas season seems to have flown by far too quickly, but I’ve conjured up the idea of living 2012 based loosely on a holiday song.