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Brush control is a major problem is eastern Kansas. The major species involved are buckbrush, locust, dogwood, hedge, elm, red cedar, brambles, oaks and sumac.

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There is one very important reason to elect State Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin for governor — he has pledged to keep the present formula for funding the public schools. That formula provides enough state aid to school districts such as those in Allen County and the rest of southeast Kansas to…

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Kansas voters now have access to a valuable tool to improve judicial accountability. The Kansas Judicial Report Card is an educational, non-partisan evaluation available to Kansas voters in judicial retention elections. The report card is based on independent, confidential surveys of lawyers…

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While Mexico will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain next week, Chanute is presenting its 93rd annual Mexican Fiesta this weekend at Santa Fe Park.

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Can freedom of speech go too far? Probably not, but how many people believe the followers of Westboro Baptist Church should be allowed to disrupt funerals?

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My the schools in my old school system have changed. I walked or rode my bicycle to school nearly everyday from K-9 as a kid in Chanute. I went to kindergarten at Murray Hill and then spent my grade school career at Lincoln Elementary. Of course there was the occasional wintertime ride — (no…

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With the start of the 2010-2011 school year just around the corner, many Chanute-area parents have already begun back-to-school shopping for their children.

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Motorists traveling to U.S. 169 Highway and the new Chanute High School will benefit from a project begun this week to refurbish Plummer Road from the city limits just south of 14th Street to 35th Street.

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On your first birthday, I wrote a letter to you. After a year of many “firsts” – crawling, walking, getting your first tooth, saying your first word – I was overwhelmed with emotion. As is my way, I wanted to put those feelings into words on paper.

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What is the right number of commissioners to run a city? It will be interesting to find out on Wednesday what the city of Iola thinks.

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“There are whole sets of non-issues that are not raised for political debate in Japan, so they don’t filter into the consciousness of most Japanese people.” — Kyle Cleveland, associate professor of sociology at Temple University in Japan

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When it comes to the NCAA basketball championship tournament, everybody likes a Cinderella, right?

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Cold, ice and snow can make getting through winter a challenge.

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Anyone with access to a television or internet has heard the saga of Jaycee Dugard, the 29-year-old woman who was abducted at age 11 outside her Lake Tahoe, Calif., home.

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After one week of school, my kindergarten student finally has a teacher. Getting to this point has been confusing, stressful and inconvenient for our whole family, but especially for him.

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Allen County recently announced it would jump on the bandwagon and start targeting people who tag their vehicles out of state.

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I am having a difficult time adjusting to daylight savings time.

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Graduation: The ceremony of conferring degrees or diplomas, as at a college or school. — www.dictionary.com

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The college basketball season is amped up in March, with the beginning of the 65-team tournament that determines the national champion.

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I was at Wal-Mart the other day having my tires checked. The woman behind the counter was trying to let a customer out of the Automotive Department door and couldn’t get the door to open. She became upset and said the word “damn.” I was surprised.