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On behalf of all of us who use the Wamego Aquatics Center early in the morning here’s a big heartfelt THANK YOU to all those responsible for reinstating the 6 a.m. opening time! Thank you also to the staff that come in early to make it possible for us to swim. We sincerely appreciate your co…

Webster Dictionary’s first definition of “entitlement” reads as such: (a) the state or condition of being entitled; (b) a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract.

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 429 House bills and 267 Senate bills have been filed in Topeka. After committees have taken their final actions Monday and Tuesday, both chambers will debate those passed out of their committees. “Turnaround Day” is February 24 when bills in one house are passed to the other chamber. Howeve…

For years a portion of my Federal taxes have gone toward Medicaid expansion, a taxpayer-funded program which Kansas politicians have refused to bring to Kansas. That money is just sitting in Washington, D.C. instead of serving me in Kansas.

“Common Prosperity” is now the strategy being followed in China to achieve more economic equity across the Chinese population. When Deng Xiaoping took over soon after Mao’s death, China had been a country where everyone was relatively equal, as in equally poor.

Six generations of our family farming in Pott. Co. has always meant planning ahead, for both the next season and the next generation. Our family has always taken decisions about the future of our farm, family, and community very seriously, including the recent question of whether landowners …

I am writing this letter to express my frustration with the lack of empathy and consideration from the city of Wamego regarding pool access, specifically from 6-8 a.m.

The teaching profession is “ or near its lowest levels in 50 years” according to a November study just published by Matthew Kraft of Brown University and Melissa Lyon at University at Albany. While plenty of studies have documented the recent dramatic loss of teachers across the nation,…

Thank you, Wamego Community. Not only did your heart, time and generosity amply provide delicious Thanksgiving meals for over 250 Wamegoans, but also a gathering space for community to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

I am a landowner in Pottawatomie County. I grew up on a fourth generation row crop farm, have a degree in agronomy, have worked in ag retail, and am passionate about agriculture, stewardship and the long term viability of our local family farms.

The 2022 Raiders made school history on Saturday, becoming the first Wamego team ever to play in the state championship football game.

At this time of year, we’re all looking forward to our Thanksgiving dinner – and our days and days and days of leftovers. Those are good too!

A study just published November 9, 2022 in The New England Journal of Medicine again provides evidence that masking requirements provided a very significant reduction in transmission of the strain of COVID-19 being transmitted at the time.

It was with great anticipation I opened my email inbox on Wednesday morning.

After elections, many Americans will soon watch a re-run of the 1946 classic “It's a Wonderful Life.”

My goodness, I have never been so popular in my entire life! I have so many “friends” these days I can’t even count them all! And these aren’t just any friends, they are friends in high places. They include congressmen and congresswomen, senators, movie directors, an astronaut and even an ex…

We would like to thank the following people that made the state meet possible:

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments concerning affirmative action on Monday, October 31 and will rule before the end of June, 2023. Most news outlets are portraying the arguments for and against affirmative action to be a liberal-conservative issue focused on providing equity in education…

China’s National Party Congress is running from Oct. 16 through October 20. Much Western Press reportage of this every-five-year event is loaded with Western bias to outright falsehoods.

Across the U.S., politicians are running campaigns asserting that statewide school closures in 2020 were not only unnecessary but totally useless in stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Because I’ve been in Kansas – and Wamego – a very long time, most people don’t realize I’m not from here. Like many others, I arrived via the Army to Fort Riley, liked it and stayed.

I’ve been ambivalent about the whole “Wizard of Oz” thing in Wamego, ever since it started. The “Oztoberfest” that the community celebrated this past weekend brought that ambivalence to mind, and reminded me again that I’m fundamentally wrong. I’ll get back to that.

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In 2014, I spoke at a Beijing university. That evening, I was invited to dinner with over a dozen doctoral students who specialized in biology education. It provided an opportunity to ask some questions.

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“The COVID-19 Epidemic in China” was just published by World Scientific Publishers in Singapore. Authors are Yanyan Xiong of Zhejiang University at Hangzhou, China and Lawrence J. Lau of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. They are economists, not medical epidemiologists. But their d…

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Over a year ago, no would have predicted that the death toll of this coronavirus would approach the influenza pandemic of 1918. That so-called “Spanish flu” was actually first identified in soldiers at Fort Riley in Kansas and spread worldwide by our crowded troop ships during the first worl…

A mid-school-year assessment (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills®) involving ~400,000 students across 41 states found reading skills have dropped dramatically in grades K–3 compared to a year ago. Kindergartners “on track” dropped from 55 to 37 percent and first-graders droppe…

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On March 15, 2019, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and used semi-automatic weapons to kill 51 people and injure 40 more before he was captured by police while heading to a third mosque. He eventually pleaded guilty and was …

Many evenings in 2020, my wife, Carol and I, after reading the paper or watching the news would say, “it can’t get any worse”. On New Year’s Eve we told each other that 2021 had to be better than was 2020. That, so far, has not proven to be true.

If you are a small business still struggling, call your lender immediately! You may be eligible for a third round of lending from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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As health care professionals, the medical staff at Wesley Healthcare finds itself increasingly alarmed by the rapid growth in COVID-19 infection rates – and associated hospitalizations – in Sedgwick County and across Kansas. The number of COVID-19 patients being treated at Wesley has doubled…

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