The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Posted at 1:01 AM

A recent conversation with the mother of a middle-school child brought up a familiar theme. Her child was not having any specific problems in school but seemed not focused – or unable to focus – on schoolwork. Actually, that was the mother’s question: Is the child just not attending as she should, or does she have some difficulty that is keeping her from focusing on her work?

Updated at 10:47 PM

I'm sending this to clarify my intention toward public employees, especially elected officials in hopes that people will quit complaining about public employees to me and then make emotionally driven excuses for them.

Updated at 10:30 PM

When you are making a lifestyle change, there are three things that you need to have: Fitness, nutrition and support. These findings are based on my personal experience and my clients' but are worth sharing.

Updated at 10:24 PM

Three amazing chili recipes, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

Updated at 10:18 PM

I think that football gives too many high school-aged kids a false hope of being able to make big salaries. Worse yet, while they are working really hard at their sporting skills, they often neglect their academic skills. Some even develop terrible...

Updated at 10:15 PM

Katie Ross is the program officer the Health Ministry Fund. She talks about the hospital's recent recognition in the High 5 for Mom & Baby program.

Updated at 10:12 PM

St. Louis is in the midst of a major crime crisis. In a six-month period (Aug. 1, 2014, to Jan. 30, 2015) there have been 104 homicides in St. Louis. In contrast, in the six months before Aug. 1, 2014, there had been 57 homicides. In the past six...

Updated at 10:10 PM

The Wheat State was not my state of birth, but became my state of choice in which to live after I retired from the Army. My last assignment had been at Fort Leavenworth, and the five Reichleys had thoroughly enjoyed our five years at the fort.

Updated at 10:03 PM

As I sit here and reflect upon my three grown children and where they are in their lives, I can't help but smile.

Posted at 10:05 PM

In an extremely dramatic - no, seriously - episode, The Bachelor's

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