Every community was and still is built up by the hard work and efforts of individuals whose lives were spent caring for their families and communities, and their contributions are often forgotten except perhaps by their descendants via family stories and family members who are interested in …

The abolitionist women pioneers of Osawatomie were dedicated to freeing the slaves. They stood up for their abolitionist beliefs in an assertive manner, and they were not shrinking violets who were only interested in domestic affairs of the home.

GMO foods have been available to consumers since the early 1990s. Over the years, there has been much speculation on how safe they are for consumption. How much of this speculation is based in research? What do we know for sure?

I am not a gambling woman, but if I were, I’d bet that some good things are ahead for Miami County and Osawatomie in particular. I think 2021 will be a transforming year, and I have some reasons for this belief.

I am a fan of “hand-made” streets. I understand that not everyone agrees with me. I am thinking, of course, about the brick streets in Osawatomie and Paola. All are near or over 100 years old now and definitely have a historic cachet about them.

Christmas Day! One of the best movie days of the year. Why? Because going to a movie on Christmas Day is all about going with family and friends. So, after eating Christmas dinner or even after Christmas naps — maybe think Christmas Day movies.

A Merry, Merry Christmas to one and all. To loving people everywhere, to wonderous fauna and delightful flora, the beautiful fliers, and the deep-blue swimmers — may I send you heartfelt greetings for this lovely holiday season.