leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121011/OPINION/121019708/-1/features leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:14:12 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Airport perimeter guard training http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429715/0/features?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:59:38 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429715/0/features Pet Talk: The joy of having a pet http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/OPINION/140429780/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:31 +0000 Anne Divine http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/OPINION/140429780/0/features LV Times columnist: Art association seeking local talent http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429791/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:55:12 +0000 By MATTHEW NOWAK Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429791/0/features Maybe you are a photographer or you work in fiber. How about poetry or music?
Well, at the most recent Leavenworth County Artists Association meeting, we had a bit of all these and more.
It started when we got past the general business and went into show-and-tell.]]>
Small business planning: What type of organization do I want? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429793/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:50:33 +0000 By LARRY MARTIN Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429793/0/features The starting point in business planning is to determine the type of business organization you want. It's not a one-and-done decision. You can adjust the type of organization you are as your business grows.]]> Letter to the editor: Value for 'each and every one of us' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429795/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:47:23 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429795/0/features To the editor:
I want to thank the writer of the letter to the editor in the Leavenworth Times on April 15, titled "Education being held hostage." Perhaps the title should have been, "Let's get educated."
The Day of Silence authorized in the Leavenworth school district is not a local directive geared for the purposes as stated in the aforementioned letter. The day was part of a universal initiative designed to provoke and encourage meaningful dialogue about stark [...]]]>
Letter to the editor: Strongly disagree with teacher's views http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429796/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:44:20 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429796/0/features To the editor:
My AP government teacher, Misti Stevens, recently wrote an inflammatory, factually incorrect, and logically flawed letter to the editor that was published April 15.
As president of Leavenworth High School's Gay Straight Alliance, it is my duty to respond.
First, there is the assertion that teachers who mention their sexual orientation face unemployment. Mrs. Stevens, and most other teachers, often mention their spouses in class, thereby [...]]]>
Guest column: When words become deeds http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429797/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:37:39 +0000 By BRYAN F. LE BEAU Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429797/0/features But, it has been a tough week in many ways, none the least of which was the shooting at the Jewish Community Center and nearby retirement center in Overland Park.
What made it all the more difficult was the headline in the Kansas City Star related to that event, “Hate is Hard to Handle. [...]]]>
Granlund cartoon: State bans on affirmative action upheld http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429798/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:25:52 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429798/0/features Kent Bush: Oklahoma's Boomers, Sooners http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/OPINION/140429872/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:09:20 +0000 Kent Bush http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/OPINION/140429872/0/features Granlund cartoon: Bad year for allergies http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429910/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:52:02 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429910/0/features Matthew Nowak: Art association seeking local talent http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429926/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:23:45 +0000 By MATTHEW NOWAK Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429926/0/features Maybe you are a photographer or you work in fiber. How about poetry or music?
Well, at the most recent Leavenworth County Artists Association meeting, we had a bit of all these and more.
It started when we got past the general business and went into show-and-tell.
We generally go around the room and people show their latest work in oil or watercolor, or maybe they show [...]]]>
Bryan F. LeBeau: When words become deeds http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429930/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:16:50 +0000 By BRYAN F. LEBEAU Leavenworth Times Columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429930/0/features But, it has been a tough week in many ways, none the least of which was the shooting at the Jewish Community Center and nearby retirement center in Overland Park.
What made it all the more difficult was the headline in the Kansas City Star related to that event, "Hate is Hard to Handle. [...]]]>
Kent Bush: No middle ground on faith http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140419/OPINION/140419136/0/features?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:02:06 +0000 Kent Bush http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140419/OPINION/140419136/0/features Granlund cartoon: George W. Bush, artist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419192/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:59:03 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419192/0/features Granlund cartoon: Russia and Ukraine http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419221/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:46:00 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419221/0/features Dave Granlund cartoon on Russia and Ukraine.

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Matthew T. Mangino: Prosecutors face off in public quarrels http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419433/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419433/0/features Recently, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara challenged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to dismantle a commission examining public corruption and said his [...]]]> Mark L. Hopkins: Moving on with ‘Obamacare’ http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419555/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419555/0/features Later, when we were deciding on a language for our country, the choices came down to German and English. Though the matter was tabled and no vote was actually taken in Congress, there was strong support for making our official language German. (At that [...]]]> Insight Kansas: Abolition of teacher tenure out of place in Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/0/features?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:26:49 +0000 By MICHAEL A. SMITH Insight Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/0/features Challenging tenure and the unions that defend it has been the subject of academic research, recent books, popular films like "Freedom Writers" and "Waiting for Superman," and advocacy from nonprofit groups, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kansas City's Kaufman Foundation.
Unfortunately, the Kansas Legislature is doing it all wrong.]]>
Frugal Family: Creativity, not currency, key to Easter savings http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/0/features?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:22 +0000 By Stephanie Harvie Eaton Frugal Family http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/0/features For those who do not have the money to spend on your children for the Easter holiday, there are a few simple tips on how you can save money.]]> Down Home columnist: Each day is a battle, but Easter, faith give me hope http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/0/features?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:18:14 +0000 By SANDY TURNER Down Home http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/0/features Two thousand years is a long time to hold onto a faith in someone you didn't get to see firsthand.]]>
leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121011/OPINION/121019708/-1/features leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:14:12 +0000 leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121011/OPINION/121019708/-1/features leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:14:13 +0000 LV Times columnist: Art association seeking local talent http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429791/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:55:12 +0000 By MATTHEW NOWAK Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429791/0/features Maybe you are a photographer or you work in fiber. How about poetry or music?
Well, at the most recent Leavenworth County Artists Association meeting, we had a bit of all these and more.
It started when we got past the general business and went into show-and-tell.]]>
Small business planning: What type of organization do I want? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429793/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:50:33 +0000 By LARRY MARTIN Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429793/0/features The starting point in business planning is to determine the type of business organization you want. It's not a one-and-done decision. You can adjust the type of organization you are as your business grows.]]> Letter to the editor: Value for 'each and every one of us' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429795/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:47:23 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429795/0/features To the editor:
I want to thank the writer of the letter to the editor in the Leavenworth Times on April 15, titled "Education being held hostage." Perhaps the title should have been, "Let's get educated."
The Day of Silence authorized in the Leavenworth school district is not a local directive geared for the purposes as stated in the aforementioned letter. The day was part of a universal initiative designed to provoke and encourage meaningful dialogue about stark [...]]]>
Letter to the editor: Strongly disagree with teacher's views http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429796/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:44:20 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429796/0/features To the editor:
My AP government teacher, Misti Stevens, recently wrote an inflammatory, factually incorrect, and logically flawed letter to the editor that was published April 15.
As president of Leavenworth High School's Gay Straight Alliance, it is my duty to respond.
First, there is the assertion that teachers who mention their sexual orientation face unemployment. Mrs. Stevens, and most other teachers, often mention their spouses in class, thereby [...]]]>
Guest column: When words become deeds http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429797/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:37:39 +0000 By BRYAN F. LE BEAU Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429797/0/features But, it has been a tough week in many ways, none the least of which was the shooting at the Jewish Community Center and nearby retirement center in Overland Park.
What made it all the more difficult was the headline in the Kansas City Star related to that event, “Hate is Hard to Handle. [...]]]>
Insight Kansas: Abolition of teacher tenure out of place in Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/0/features?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:26:49 +0000 By MICHAEL A. SMITH Insight Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419312/0/features Challenging tenure and the unions that defend it has been the subject of academic research, recent books, popular films like "Freedom Writers" and "Waiting for Superman," and advocacy from nonprofit groups, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kansas City's Kaufman Foundation.
Unfortunately, the Kansas Legislature is doing it all wrong.]]>
Frugal Family: Creativity, not currency, key to Easter savings http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/0/features?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:22 +0000 By Stephanie Harvie Eaton Frugal Family http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419315/0/features For those who do not have the money to spend on your children for the Easter holiday, there are a few simple tips on how you can save money.]]> Down Home columnist: Each day is a battle, but Easter, faith give me hope http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/0/features?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:18:14 +0000 By SANDY TURNER Down Home http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419316/0/features Two thousand years is a long time to hold onto a faith in someone you didn't get to see firsthand.]]> Letter: Better behavior, speech needed at levels of politics http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/0/features To the editor:
The tragic shootings at two Jewish community sites Sunday remind us once again there is a price to be paid for hateful talk and actions.
This is a lesson the entire U.S. political system, from local to state to national, should take to heart.
As we begin the 2014 election cycle here in Leavenworth County, let me issue a public plea to all concerned that we conduct this election without the bitter, hateful attacks that have been so common in [...]]]>
Letter: Tax reform necessary, vital for U.S. http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/0/features To the editor:
April is tax month. By the 15th, taxpayers are to submit their annual returns to the Internal Revenue Service and the state revenue department.
This yearly task imposes an enormous burden on our local small businesses and families, including our military men and women. The burden shouldn’t be measured only by the amount taxpayers pay to the government, but also by the dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars we spend each year to decipher our [...]]]>
Portraits of the Past: Bill Massie and Wild Bill's bullet http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419500/0/features?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:38:53 +0000 By Ted W. Stillwell Portraits of the Past  http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419500/0/features When Bill was old enough, he went to work aboard a side-wheeler named the El Paso. Massie was a sharp kid and quick learner, and by 21 he became the pilot.
By 1853, he was taking the El Paso into uncharted waters along the Missouri and Platte rivers.]]>
Letter: Leavenworth clinic, state rep deserve thanks for serving underserved http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:31:29 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/0/features To the editor:
Most of us take for granted that when we get sick, we go to the doctor. We don’t give it a second thought.
There are many people in Leavenworth, however, who don’t take this for granted. In fact, they worry about getting sick and not being able to afford the cost of a doctor’s visit, and the cost of missing work to seek the care they need.
Or, they’ve been laid off from their jobs so don’t have health insurance [...]]]>
Letter: Appreciative of columnist's positive comments http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631/0/features To the editor:
In the April 8 Leavenworth Times, Matt Nowak’s column caught my eye, and as I began to read it, I realized he was writing about a thrift store I have a connection to.
My wife, Sherry, and I operate the Kansas Country Store and the HOPE spay and neuter clinic is a low-cost clinic we built inside our store building.
Nowak was absolutely right about the old recycling business that used to be on the corner of Broadway and Shawnee. It had used [...]]]>
LV Times columnist: Environmental assessment of river operations a positive step http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419636/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:07:12 +0000 By MATTHEW NOWAK Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419636/0/features This is a good thing for those who love the Kansas River, those who pay taxes for infrastructure like bridges, and for farm land adjacent to the river near those locations where dredging presently occurs.]]> Congresswoman: Putting America on a 'Path to Prosperity' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419637/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:01:46 +0000 By LYNN JENKINS Congresswoman, Kansas Second District http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419637/0/features Our Democrat friends believe the best way to move the country forward is with $1.8 trillion in new taxes, increased spending, and to reduce our military to its smallest size in decades.
Along with all our federal agencies, I too believe we need to look for savings at the Pentagon, but the level of cuts they are talking about to our forces while growing virtually every other segment of government seems [...]]]>
Guest column: Considering money's fit in free speech http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419667/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:12:40 +0000 By RONALD BANKS Leavenworth Times guest column http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419667/0/features There were a dozen amendments voted on in 1791, and the first two did not pass. The third one voted on passed as our first in the Bill in Rights.
President John Adams gave us one of the first uncontested legislation, after winning the trifecta of our new government bodies and appointing most, if not all, federal judges. This was the Sedition Act of 1798, a law that criminalized criticism of the executive or [...]]]>
Letter: Amazing support from Lansing community http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668/0/features?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668/0/features To the editor:
On March 11 of this year, my wife, Kathy, died after a short hospice at home and a two-year fight against ovarian cancer. We moved here in 2001 to start a new job and life, with a 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Having lived here before, we knew the kind of community this was, and that we would gladly raise our kids here.
Over the years, Kathy worked as a substitute teacher in the Lansing School District, and her students remember [...]]]>
Column: Ties connecting Fort Leavenworth, Civil War http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419767/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:31:46 +0000 By JOHN REICHLEY Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419767/0/features I don't expect them to all be the same, but I do expect that a very important date in history would be on all of them.
Not so.]]>
Guest column: My five cents on Buffalo Bill Days 2014 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419769/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:20:01 +0000 By CHRISTINE (CRICKET) PUGH Leavenworth Times guest column http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419769/0/features Last year, a group of local residents got together and decided to organize the festival. The decision was made after the local Main Street program voted not to organize a festival in 2013.
What at first seemed like an enormous undertaking soon turned into a labor of love.]]>
Letter: Special thanks to all who made Leavenworth event possible http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775/0/features?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775/0/features To the editor:
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Leavenworth, I would like to say thanks for the wonderful support of our 34th annual Irish Stew Dinner/Silent Auction event last month.
The event was very successful thanks to many folks throughout the community.
First, thanks to the Leavenworth Times for publishing the Q5 article the week before the event and to the local area businesses that helped advertise this event. Without all of this continued [...]]]>