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Circling the horizon
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Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough. — Thornton Wilder, “Our Town” I ran out of Pallucca’s sausage last week, so I drove my … more
The Little Match Girl
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It’s getting colder, as is normal for this time of year.  We are going into the holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years to mention the ones most of us pay attention to. Some of … more
We Owe Britney Spears an Apology 
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I finished Britney Spears memoir this week “The Woman in Me.” It was an unflinching look at her life of religious trauma, generational trauma, and misogyny. I had to read it in chunks … more
The Coming of Darkness
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I struggle with the coming darkness. Intellectually, I know it is a cycle.  We are on a speck of dust that goes in a circle around a point of light in an unbelievably vast cosmos that is … more
Off the beaten track
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As Linda’s iPhone was over the hill (and a couple miles down the road), we decided to head to the Apple Store last Friday to get a new one. I called Arlo’s favorite uncle, Gary, to see if … more
Local newspaper coverage is solid journalism
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This letter has three basic purposes:   First of all, I hope I properly extend a formal “thank you” for all of the organizations that are actively involved in reviewing the … more
Gov't Shutdown Impact on Stocks
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"The gas pumps are turned off." A few weeks ago, my son and I tried to get gas for our bassboat from the local marina. Usually, the pumps are on during fishing season early in the morning with a … more
As a regular reader of the Morning Sun, I am deeply grateful that our hometown paper has a high caliber journalist in the person of Dustin Strong. In case you didn’t catch two of his recent … more
Akitas: Life Long Friends
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Writer's Note. This is the second story in a two part series about my husband, Dustin Strong, and our dogs. My husband and I have had Akitas since we have been married in 1998. My husband has … more
Waiting Out the Fed's Forecast
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“Is this going to blow through or set in?” It was Labor Day, and we were on the lake a long way from our dock when storm clouds surprisingly popped up. It’s easy to get surprised by … more
Fall into a new book
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Now that the autumn season is officially here—at least by the calendar; you sure can’t tell by the temperatures—it’s time to pick up a book to enjoy while sipping some apple … more
More fair memories
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Last week, I shared some of my memories of the Kansas State Fair as it related primarily to 4-H. This week, I want to take a look at the rest of the State Fair. For years, there were two big … more
Civilization is coming to pieces
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Civilization is coming to pieces. There is a group of you who read that last sentence and said, “Yeah, so what else is new?” And I get it, people say this all the time.  … more
A place to call home
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“Hey, Buddy. Glad you came. It’s more fun watching the Chiefs with a friend.” “Thanks for inviting me. I feel the same.” “Say, I’ve been meaning to … more
"I’m fun, fluffy … but not a fox!"
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*Writer's Note-This is a two part series of  the Japanese dogs my husband and I own, the Shiba and Akita, respectively.* Our dog, Sukoshi, has stolen my heart. He is a two-year-old Shiba … more
Tear up my contract
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What follows is a story by former Pittsburg resident, Jim Gore, about what he called a “really a big-time sting operation” that came to Pittsburg in the 1930s. — J.T.K. From … more
Washburn captures showdown vs. UNK
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It a matchup of nationally ranked teams, No. 15 Washburn defeated No. 7 Nebraska-Kearney 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-15) last Friday night in an MIAA volleyball opener at Lee Arena in Topeka. Rachel … more
Gas prices squeeze consumers
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"What's up with gas prices?" My 16-year-old son, who pays for his own gas, ran up the stairs very frustrated. He'd just spent $85 to fill his truck when he used to pay $65. Most Americans are feeling … more
Kansas State Fair memories
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Back years ago when my sister and I were in 4-H we would sometimes hear the mention of the Kansas State Fair in Hutchison.  We never sent any exhibits to the state fair but one year, when my … more
Sinkhole synchronicity
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A couple of years back I corresponded by phone and email with Juliet Patterson, Associate Professor of English at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She was in the process of writing a … more
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