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Spring is here.  Warmer temperatures, flowers coming up from the ground, tree buds, robins, lightning, and very loud thunder.  The lightning causes the thunder as those streams of electrons flow either within or between the clouds and the ground.  It can be quite a show with both the flashes…

“Adequate Accommodations”

“Listening to the Bells”

I have been reading Carl Sandburg’s four volume work on Abraham Lincoln totaling around 2500 pages.  It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “Everyone likes a compliment.”  This may be true, but people react to compliments in a variety of ways.

To the residents of Washington. As a morning walker I am very pleased and surprised to see how many of you folks take the extra time and effort to clean the sidewalks.

"What Thanksgiving Look Like"

The same house, same address, same bedroom, same phone number, same neighbors, same schools and the same parents.  That was my childhood.  That was my stability growing up in Wichita, Kansas.  This is also very rare in our society today.  If nothing else, the divorce rate in our nation makes…

I am announcing that I am running for Mayor. While I can’t compete with our current mayor’s 20 years of experience, I do have the unique experience of seeing how our local government works from the inside. What I have learned is that we need to work harder to hear all citizen’s voices and ma…

Dear District 52 taxpayers, please note on page 13 of June 17th Courier a plan to allow pupils of non-district, full time employees to attend school tuition free. After much growth of our schools, we don't need students to be allowed to enjoy our schools scot-free. If we are cash flush to al…

We thank you from the Kimpling family and Mark Hodges for all the years you supported us in business. Without all of you, we wouldn’t have survived. It has been a pleasure to know all of you as friends, customers and employees. We hope you will support the new owners. 

“The Only Dog in Minnesota”

Perhaps you and your family are alone,

We live in a world today where families are scattered and fragmented.  The current virus floating around the world has led us to see just how many people are scattered across the world as they try to get home away from the most dangerous locations for the virus.  Families are scattered acros…

“People have been asking about the squeaking of the ship,” our captain reported, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, “but I must tell you, this is nothing to worry about.”

The Christmas season is upon us again seemingly so soon.  Once again, I’m reminded by the real reason for the season how God makes somebodies out of nobodies.  That is ever so much a refreshing side of Christmas in a world where people strive to be great in the eyes of men.  This is a side o…

In Gratitude,

Brenda asks: I started a new job in September. My company is having a Halloween party and I don't want to go. It's considered mandatory I guess, since it's during work hours from 3-5 on Halloween day. They are giving us wine, beer, soda and sandwiches which is nice, but they asked us to brin…

Jason asks: Once or twice a week, someone has been ringing my doorbell at 1 a.m. and running away. I believe the culprit is a child (maybe 10 years old) who lives a few houses down. His family has problems and we have seen the mother walk up the road in nothing but a towel. I believe in talk…

Peter and I are packing for our annual trip again.