(The following story is taken from the 199 Piotique edition of the Dispatch (9-21-99). The theme for Piotique is "Be True To Your School." The special edition features the histories and stories of Clay County schools. Piotique is Saturday, Sept. 25. Subscribe to the Dispatch by clicking on t…
This article appeared on the opinion page in 1990 (See image). Thanks to Les Laffery for sharing it and reminding us to be thankful the law isn't that tough here.
It's refreshing to listen to and learn from such a wise man as President Donald Trump. How fortunate are we since he has given of himself so thoroughly during his nearly three years at the helm.
Securing American elections against foreign interference -- including by Russian computer hackers breaking into U.S. election infrastructure -- ought to be an urgent and bipartisan priority. But thanks to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate is about to leave Washington without acting…
The summer slump means I have more time to spend with the three fleabags, which is good, because since my son is working for grandpa on the farm, the dogs have been very bored without him.
...you don't have to be a Democratic official to worry that the notoriously narcissistic Trump will try to make a patriotic celebration all about "your favorite president, me."
You would think that my family could get through one holiday without the stinking dogs causing a problem, but alas, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
Obama inherited an economy that had been severely wounded and had to work to set things right. Trump, with his trade wars, his fights with our allies, his tariffs, his constant unpredictability, not only has things headed in the wrong direction, but also has put our nation on a dangerous course.
No matter how many baths I gave him or how hard I tried to keep in out of the mud, this week the stubborn Shih Tzu Leonard was bound and determined to stink.
Here's the challenge: Most Kansas parents know reading is important. But they're short on time, and they're not sure how to fit reading into their busy routines.
But Republicans in Topeka aren't really interested in cutting the food sales tax. We know that because big corporations still get three times as much tax relief in the House bill as food-buying Kansans.
If you think Christmas is crazy with kids — let me tell you kids aren’t nearly as crazy as Christmas with nine dogs when treats are involved.
I’m not exactly certain, but I think the old dog Chester has been more on guard than usual. He’s been pretty wild, and I don’t think it’s just because of the cold.
I get the sneaking suspicious that the wily Shih Tzu Leonard has been playing me like a violin -- specifically on when he is (and isn't actually) cold.
In the last couple of weeks, the boxer Val has had a little more freedom in our household. We’ve allowed her to run loose in the house for an hour or two at a time and have even let her loose by herself the whole day.
With seventy-some days to the 2018 general election, Greg Orman has become reviled by Democrats and others as a “spoiler,” who could easily help far-right Republican Kris Kobach win election as governor of Kansas.