Tag: rural America

WASHINGTON — The pandemic is ripping through rural America, but the website for a federal advisory panel on rural health led by former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is silent on COVID-19. And Colyer, a Republican…

Opening today at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, the special Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” challenges viewers to critically engage nearly all their senses. Drop by anytime from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,…

When the late Harry Lee Sr. purchased LaHarpe Telephone Co. in the summer of 1950, wife Violet was less than thrilled. Violet had grown up in St. Louis and moved to Kansas City after World…

Small towns: where everybody knows everybody. The place where your kids walk to school, you invite your neighbors over for dinner, and you share a laugh with your friends watching your kids play t-ball. From…

“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.” It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Small community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of ribbons being cut…