We don’t get many storms this time of year, but campaign postcards are raining down on our house.
It’s hard to imagine Winfield without Lucien Barbour.
There is a rising tide of independent candidates for political office in this country, and that tide has reached Kansas.
Led by former Senate president Dick Bond, 100 former Republican lawmakers and their allies endorsed the Democratic ticket for governor.
(Editor's note: This is what all the celebrating is about. If you haven't read the Declration of Independence lately, or if you've never read it, it's well worth your time and effort. )
John Trumbull's oil painting "Declaration of Indepedence" hangs in the United States Capitol Rotunda. It depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration to Congress. Many, but not all, of the signers are depicted. (Wikipedia)
Few experiences are more powerful or moving than a visit to a cemetery on Memorial Day. Unlike a military cemetery where rows upon rows of graves give silent testimony to the human cost of war, in most Kansas cemeteries the stories of the dead – young, old, male and female – tell a story about the community.
Phil Schmidt was a professor of history and anthropology at Southwestern College for 47 years.
(Editor’s note: Bill Medley and Karen Vann Young contributed to this column.)