This weekend’s paper is the first that we’re delivering entirely by the U.S. Mail. That means we’ve said goodbye to the vast majority of our carriers.
President Joe Biden’s initial message about unity struck just the right chord at this moment in history. We’ve rarely been more divided, and the times call for coming together to overcome very difficult circumstances.
Whether you love or hate Donald Trump; whether you’re enthusiastic about Joe Biden or disspirited by his election, I’d like you to try something:
The practical question before the U.S. Congress is likely to come down to whether to convict Donald Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors, after he’s already out of office. The answer to that is, most emphatically, yes.
Kansas has been my home all my life. I have been asked what I like about living in Kansas. There could be several reasons as a response. The one that I often give is the weather. It is always changing and never dull.
There’s something I think many of us can agree upon: the internet giants need to be cut down to size. Google and Facebook — and maybe Twitter — just simply have too much power. If you’re a liberal or a conservative, you can probably accept that as a premise at this point.
I am a conservative Republican. Therefore, I must strictly adhere to the United States Constitution. The Constitution clearly limits the role of Congress with respect to presidential elections to the counting of electoral votes that have been certified by the states. The states, consistent w…
There’s one question on lots of minds right now, and it has nothing to do with the Electoral College, or the Chiefs, or even what’s new on Netflix.
Scientific research and technological advances have helped societies progress in ways that our early ancestors would never have imagined. The new vaccines in recent news are evidence that basic research is integral to creating new disease countermeasures.
The Gardener is always evaluating the environment, looking at what is working and problem solving issues. Even with the gardening season on the down low, thinking about the garden does not end.
Back when I went to school, this was always the hardest part of the year: The long slog between Christmas break and spring break. In 2021, that’s going to be true for the rest of us, too. Back to that in a minute.
High school football is a family affair in rural Kansas. On Friday nights, moms and dads, grandparents, brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors and community members gather at the high school stadium for the weekly football game. It becomes a unifying community event. Today we’ll learn more…
The Mercury’s annual newsroom exercise of determining the top stories of the year reminded me of what Larry Bird said to all the other guys in the three-point shooting contest at the height of his powers: Who’s playing for second?
Pat Roberts, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate, has a long history of service to the nation, and to Kansas. You can read all about that elsewhere. The Mercury has already published a good story on that subject. We have covered Sen. Roberts for many years in one way or another.
A friend tells me there’s a piece of cheese on a fishing hook that floats about 18 inches in front of my face, roughly 6 inches above my direct line of sight. It’s just floating along, waiting for me.
So the latest argument against giving you the information you had previously been getting about coronavirus outbreaks here is, I guess, that giving you that information might make you erroneously stay away from the locations that had the outbreaks.
It is the season of gifts. Both in giving and receiving. Let’s for a moment focus on the receiving. Horticulture benefits the wealth and health of every citizen and every community. Here are just a few of the gifts we receive from plants.
Right off the bat, we should tell you that in this newspaper, we don’t use “Dr.” as a courtesy title for people who’ve earned doctorates that aren’t in the medical (or veterinary or dental) field.
The county health department now wants to keep you entirely in the dark about coronavirus outbreaks here. If you think you have a need to know about outbreaks, the county just doesn’t care. Sorry. They have other priorities.
It was three in the morning. Jacob and his buddies were driving straight through to the K-State bowl game in Arizona, and they stopped for gas at a station in Texas. Jacob grabbed a bag of cherry-cheesecake flavored popcorn as a snack.
Plants make our outdoor and indoor living spaces enjoyable. Nature provides assistance, if not outright care, of plants outdoors. The indoor plants rely totally on the care that they are given.
As the nation’s premier center for large animal agricultural research, training and diagnostics, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) will have several vets on staff. In this case, I’m talking about veterans, not veterinarians — although, we will have several of both on our team.