June 1, 2011
Having been involved in the defeat of two previous attempts to build a Leavenworth County airport, I reluctantly join the fight once more — and my position opposing it has not changed.
May 10, 2011
May 2 was Day 4 of the Legislative Wrap-Up Session.
May 10, 2011
To the teacher, Jennifer, and the high school students that came to work mowing, cleaning up the weeds, trimming, putting up a new flagpole holder, carrying the trash bags to the curbside and doing anything we had for them to do on the community work day for the high school students and the teachers: We so greatly appreciate their work.
March 30, 2011
Remember, if it seems odd or raises red flags, please think carefully before responding. If you have any qualms about sending information or money to a stranger, please call the FBI.
February 9, 2011
My feeling is that the City Council is making an attempt to control costs and expenditures — current and future. Good for them. The fall elections were a shot across the bow by demanding elected officials reign in the out-of-control spending that’s been going on for years.
January 13, 2011
Editor’s note: A story on page 1 addresses the future of the fitness center in Tonganoxie, as well as information regarding reimbursing and crediting membership fees.
I was surprised and disappointed when I learned Unlimited Fitness Center was closing at the end of December.
October 26, 2010
I recently received a letter asking me to oppose the election of judges. What does a mailer like this cost? Who has that kind of money and why would they want to preserve the status quo?
October 12, 2010
I am opposed to the election of district judges. I don’t know of any reason to change the system. I remember when we used to elect them. It takes too much money and too much time campaigning, instead of judging.
September 8, 2010
After being to a few city council meetings, listening, as well and reading in the local paper about our possible misuse of city computers, I think I have an easy solution to the problem.
July 7, 2010
Bicycle riders pose a danger on County Road 5. Bike lanes need to be made for them, or they need to find another route.
April 20, 2010
In a column in the April 14 edition of The Mirror, John Schlageck, a communications and public relations professional for Kansas Farm Bureau, incorrectly stated the mission of the Humane Society of the United States.
March 3, 2010
To the editor: The statewide ban on smoking in public places makes me very angry because it’s my health, not anyone else’s. I am a courtesy smoker and I abide by the laws. However, I’m fed up with everyone blaming health problems on smoking. Guess what? We are all going to die someday from something.
February 17, 2010
Twenty-nine years ago this month, our premature baby, Brent, died.
January 19, 2010
In the passing of Fred Leimkuhler, the community lost a great man. And we lost one of the best friends ever.