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Emilie Brandt Marchand still had a strong French-Swiss accent when she spoke to me that morning at the Old City Cemetery. I was relishing the first respite from days of excessive heat. The air … more
My brother, Tom, says his least favorite letter in the alphabet is: “I” That is “I” as in Irma, Ida and Idalia. Do those names ring a bell with you? A week ago Tuesday, … more
I have been conducting face-to-face interviews with various people in our county who are among the working poor. Their honesty deeply moves me. I am also exploring the violation of child labor laws … more
Stella here. Sister and I can look right through to the heart of people. And what beautiful hearts we have encountered this week! Our first adventure in our search for this week’s … more
I made a mistake today. Usually, I avoid reading comments on Facebook. Today, I looked. What was I thinking? Call me quirky, but I like to believe in the greater good of humanity. Facebook … more
The assessment process, which is part of the property tax cycle, is one of the most misunderstood processes. I hope this article will help alleviate those misunderstandings. The property tax … more
Mitakuye Oyasin. We are all related. I remember close Sicangu Lakota friends of Rosebud Reservation as I write this column based on one I wrote in 2015. I dedicate it to Warlene Yellow Cloud, … more
Stella here. Sister and I have had a glorious week, though we were not happy about all of that heat. For some reason, our winter coats have started to grow in! We were not miserable at all, however. … more
By now, many of you may have heard about the small weekly newspaper in Marion, Kansas (“The Record”) and the local police chief’s controversial (and likely illegal) search warrant … more
In 2017, I set aside forty days of silence. I had done the same thing at a hermitage in Kentucky almost 25 years earlier. Both times were transformative. Other than a few changes, the following is … more
“Girls can grow into women who can achieve everything and anything they set their minds to.” As the Barbie movie takes the world by storm, becoming Warner Bros.’ biggest movie … more
As of August 15, I have officially worked at the Gazette for one year. And my, what a year it has been. For this being my first reporting job out of college, it was nothing like I expected. … more
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