SCHLAGECK: Feeding our youngsters

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

For many children summer vacation zoomed by too quickly and they’re not excited about the new school year that is about to begin. Others are looking forward to school starting so they have something to eat. For a growing number of Kansas youngsters, summer isn’t a carefree time. For them summer isn’t fun in the […]

Schrock: College textbook scams


Students returning to fall semester classes are facing sticker-shock in college bookstores. Textbooks that formerly ran $40-to-$80 a few years ago are now costing $200 and $300 each. As a result, students’ textbook-buying behavior is changing. According to a survey of students by the National Association of College Stores and reported in a recent Chronicle […]

Now That’s Rural: Dawn Gabel, National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development “Creating a classroom.” That’s something that teachers do frequently. Today we’ll learn about a Kansan who is creating a classroom for agriculture, but not inside a traditional school. This Kansan is leading a national center which provides a living experience to help people of all […]

Holder proves you can go home again

OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer and public speaker.

Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: “You can’t go home again.” But Eric Holder has proven him wrong. Holder, who served as President Barack Obama’s attorney general until stepping down earlier this year, recently returned to his old home — Covington & Burling. Where’s that? Well, it’s not actually a place, but a powerhouse Washington lobbying […]