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  • Candidates exiting races should be treated the same 9/17/2014

    Anyone who thought the same rules apply to everyone hasn’t been paying much attention to this year’s ballot races and the recent attempted ...

  • State leaders must stay out of political gamesmanship 9/15/2014

    There is nothing unusual about politicians seeking ballot advantages. It’s the way our election process works. So, when Democratic U.S. Senate c ...

  • Number of growing concerns for Kansas school districts 9/12/2014

    A new report by the Kansas Center for Economic Growth highlights the growing concern among school districts about recent cuts to state education spend ...

  • Domestic abuse problem for individual and community 9/10/2014

    Power and control are the heart of every domestic violence or intimate relations violence. That scenario played out this week at the national level wi ...

  • Thank you 9/8/2014

    Amazing things happen when everyone works together and that was an amazing thing to be a part of this weekend. Mother Nature provided us with a beauti ...

  • Happy birthday! 9/5/2014

    During the past 150 years Ottawa has not been without its share of heartbreaks and disappointments but the resiliency of its citizens worked to turn n ...

  • Reader Forum 9/5/2014

    [Editor’s note: This letter is in response to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ campaign news release that claimed Greg Orman was trying to deceive voters by announcing the endorsement from several former politicians of Tradtional Republicans for Common Sense.] It’s sad and more than just a little pitiful that after 34 years in Congress and three terms in the U.S. Senate Pat Roberts is allowing his man ...

  • High-speed Internet a vital commodity for county users 9/3/2014

    Americans often have an entitlement mentality and problems we think of as big issues really are “first world problems,” as in something th ...


With football season under way, which league(s) do you watch?

  • It's all about the NFL.
  • College football is the greatest, hands down.
  • I love my local and hometown high school teams.
  • I prefer to test my skills in fantasy football.
  • Some of the above.
  • All of the above.
  • None - I don't like football.