Opinion

Dear readers, One way or another this COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us.  But the social distancing measures shouldn’t mean we seal ourselves off completely from one another. That’s not healthy. Sharing your stories…

Americans have had it easy for so long that our current troubles seem especially awful. Put another way: Most of us didn’t appreciate how good things were, or how much worse they could be. That’s…

When I come home from a day at the clinic and hospital, there is no better feeling than my children running up to give me a big hug. For the past couple of weeks, I…

The new coronavirus has challenged our nation on many fronts, from hospital preparedness to relearning the basics of personal hygiene. But one of the perhaps unexpected challenges has been the burden that it places upon…

Dear editor, I appreciate the concerns of the Iola resident who wrote in opposition to alcohol being available to people attending events at The Bowlus. However, I’ve always been a supporter of individual liberties.  I…

Kansas needs to start voting by mail immediately. Our democracy may hang in the balance. With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of subsiding, elections may become very complicated this August and November. Turnout may…

Along a country road southeast of Humboldt a pair of fence posts standing like sentinels are evidence of a gate once leading to a house. Just inside the fence, lush green flower stems brighten an…

Earlier this week I reached out to a dozen locals to see how they’re doing with the orders to lay low because of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the get-go we slipped into a comfortable banter,…

Dear editor, Due to the state order to close all events with 10 or more in attendance for the next eight weeks due to COVID-19, the Bowlus Fine Arts Center has moved the following performances…

At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas fault ruptured. The quake lasted 55 seconds, and the eastern side of the fault moved 24 feet. The shaking and…