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  • Hitting back against sour GOP headlines 10/20/2014

    I read that 500 Republicans are supporting Paul Davis for governor. It said that many were “former” elected officials. These former electe ...

  • Bipartisan Orman vote 10/17/2014

    One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different outcomes. Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to spend ...

  • Life after Nov. 4 10/17/2014

    Dear Franklin County, the things you will lose if Brownback, Kobach and Roberts lose their races ... • The marriage amendment will go away and sa ...

  • Failed experiment 10/17/2014

    As a lifelong Republican, it pains me to watch what Gov. Sam Brownback is doing to our beloved state. During the past three and a half years, I have w ...

  • Embarrassing Kansas? 10/13/2014

    A former local GOP leader recently expressed concern about Orman being an embarrassment to Kansans. He’s right about embarrassments running for ...

  • Vaccine at full supply 10/8/2014

    The Franklin County Health Department has taken steps during the past five years to be able to provide flu shots to all residents. Our policy is clear ...

  • No flu shot? What gives? 10/6/2014

    Here’s an example of what privatizing Medicaid in Kansas has accomplished. My husband took one of our granddaughters to the Franklin County Heal ...

  • Orman arrogant, embarrassment 10/6/2014

    Greg Orman, a moment of your time please. I can find no information indicating you have done anything but make money for yourself. It has always been ...

  • Prevent bullying 10/1/2014

    October is Bullying Prevention Month. In the 2014 Kansas Communities That Care Survey, more than 13,000 Kansas students stated they were bullied betwe ...

  • Fit for office? 9/26/2014

    The Kansas Supreme Court, in the case of Taylor v. Kobach, applied elementary and uniformly recognized principles of statutory interpretation when it ...

  • Stars aligned for Ottawa’s 150 birthday 9/24/2014

    Our family has never felt so much a part of a community as we did Sept. 6 in Ottawa. Beautiful weather, smiling faces, families together and the gener ...

  • Paul Davis should have disclosed indiscretion 9/24/2014

    I read news articles about the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Paul Davis, confessing to being caught in a drug raid at a Coffeyville strip-club in ...

  • What a school means 9/24/2014

    An auctioneer tried to auction off a house across the street from the Williamsburg school Aug. 24. The school had its sixth through 12th grades taken ...

  • A vote for gridlock 9/22/2014

    I must admit that I am a Kansas conservative. I believe that I am like most Kansans in that I want lower taxes and less government interference in my ...

  • Go-it-alone? 9/22/2014

    Once again, an editorial in The Ottawa Herald has gotten it wrong. From the Hutchinson News came a guest editorial, “Enlisting Muslim nations sm ...


Which political race are you most interested in?

  • Governor: Brownback/Davis/Umbehr
  • U.S. Senate: Roberts/Orman/Batson
  • U.S. House of Representatives (2nd District): Jenkins/Wakefield/Clemmons
  • Kansas House of Representatives (5th District): Jones/Rickel
  • Kansas House of Representatives (59th District): Finch/Barnhart
  • Kansas Secretary of State: Kobach/Schodorf
  • Other
  • None of these