leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121228/NEWS/121229344/1001/NEWS leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:20:51 +0000 Leavenworth Main Street: 'Live Local' with new City Market http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409420/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:04:43 +0000 Leavenworth Times staff report http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409420/1001/NEWS The market is accepting vendors with a "variety of wares," according to the release.
"Come out as a vendor and get a new lease on life by cleaning out your attic, basement, garage and home," according to the Main Street release. "Visit the market if you [...]]]>
Letter: A counterpoint from the 'Lonely Leftist' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409422/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:48 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409422/1001/NEWS To the editor:
My husband and I laughed at Bill’s "Lonely Leftist" letter to the editor of March 14.
Bill’s letter is a great demonstration of how so many conservatives tend to ignore facts, often resorting to logical fallacies, even though he does it in an amusing, self-deprecating way.
The first fallacy Bill resorts to is ad feminem, calling me the "Lonely Leftist." I’m thinking about starting a blog with that title, although the [...]]]>
Letter: A practice worth following http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409423/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:58:46 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409423/1001/NEWS To the editor:
Since catching on with the second oldest newspaper in Kansas earlier this year, I have made it a point to buy a copy of the weekend edition of the oldest paper in the state, The Times, so I can halfway keep up with what's going on in the city of my birth.
To date, I have found the practice to be well worth it on the whole, one would-be subscribers ought to seriously consider following.

Rick Nichols
'Purpose through adversity': Leavenworth woman named MS. Wheelchair Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409434/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:28:30 +0000 By ANDREA JOHNSON, Special to the Leavenworth Times http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140409434/1001/NEWS Meet Bridgid Schwilling, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas.
She was named winner during the March 16 statewide pageant, and the first from Leavenworth in the competition’s 10-year history. In August, she will join representatives from 31 other states in Long Beach, Calif., to compete for the Ms. Wheelchair America crown.  
Born with cerebral palsy, Schwilling [...]]]>
Rev. Munro: Show God just how tough you are http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309454/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:09:30 +0000 By REV. MICHAEL MUNRO, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309454/1001/NEWS
From early days people have been imitating Jesus’ 40 Days in the wilderness with fasts of their own.

This can be a good way to strengthen your faith by the time Easter comes around, so I’d like to share a thought or two about the Lenten Fast.

Traditional counsel [...]]]>
Column: Calendars overlook significant military history date http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309462/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:27:05 +0000 By JOHN REICHLEY, Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309462/1001/NEWS
You would think wrong.

This seemingly momentous event happened 69 years ago Friday, on March 7, 1945, at a sleepy little Rhine River town called [...]]]>
Column: Legislating what people speak widens cultural divides http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309463/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:23:34 +0000 By DANIEL WARD, Language Magazine http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309463/1001/NEWS Despite fundamental differences, parallels have been drawn with the situation in the U.S., where Spanish is now being seen as a challenge to English in some areas.
Although there is no danger of a Ukrainian-style conflict in the U.S., more must be done to encourage linguistic integration and equal access to economic opportunities, and thus minimize the [...]]]>
Letter: Legislators off by more than a little http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309669/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:32:19 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309669/1001/NEWS To the editor:
Holy moly, the out of control local religious right legislator clown car is out on the road again. As usual, they are looking to run over anyone in their path who doesn’t fit into their mold as being righteous. Worse yet, these clowns appear to be sloppy drunk with the power of their office.
Sadly, these clown legislators are looking to mow down and hurt anyone with Mainstream Street values and a sense of fairness. With a "whoop, whoop, [...]]]>
Letter: Question senators about war spending http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309670/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:30:55 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309670/1001/NEWS To the editor:
By the end of this year, the U.S. will have fewer than 10,000 troops left
in Afghanistan.
The U.S. wont technically be at war with any country. So, why does President Barack Obama want to increase the amount of money our country allocates to war funding?
I want to encourage people to find out more about the Overseas Contingency
Operations fund at fcnl.org/budget and to contact our senators to ask them
not to fund this [...]]]>
Letter: Is the school district doing OK? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309675/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:29:05 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309675/1001/NEWS To the editor:
If we do not count our extreme budget problems, the special education cooperative crisis, low teacher morale, high taxes, dismal test scores, scandals, discipline problems, incompetent administrators, and a dysfunctional school board, then we are doing OK as a school district.

B.A. Camblin
Portraits of the Past: Buckskin Scouts were formidable 'informal militia' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309778/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:47:22 +0000 By TED W. STILLWELL, Portraits of the Past http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309778/1001/NEWS There, he was informed that incoming rider, William S. Tough, was two days overdue with the mail.
"Mochila Joe" headed on toward 30 Mile station and kept a close eye out for his buddy, but with no luck.
The agent at 30 Mile reported Tough had left for Lodge Pole Valley 36 hours ago.
So "Joe," [...]]]>
Letter: Presidential library dollars can be better spent elsewhere http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309780/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:45:55 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309780/1001/NEWS To the editor:
This letter was triggered by the announcement last April that another presidential library has been dedicated, the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
This is the 13th library we have. The question becomes how many can Americans support. Currently, we have the Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush and Clinton.
Texas has three: LBJ, G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Bush. California [...]]]>
State rep's legislative update http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309888/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:12:02 +0000 By JOHN BRADFORD, Kansas state representative, 41st District http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309888/1001/NEWS
These bills are currently on their way to the Senate for further consideration. The legislature was in recess Monday and today.

The recess period is to allow [...]]]>
Reichley: Show's future hinges on upcoming event http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229139/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:27:06 +0000 By JOHN REICHLEY, Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229139/1001/NEWS The organized among you have had your calendar marked for weeks.  
For the other 99 percent of you, the event is next Saturday,  March 8. That's the date of the second Collectors Day in downtown Leavenworth.
It will be in the gym of the Riverfront Community Center from 10 a.m.-4 [...]]]>
Religion column: God gives us reason to worship http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229140/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:24:35 +0000 By REV. LYNN DICKSON, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229140/1001/NEWS
Powers that be will soon have us change our clocks again. Ash Wednesday is coming up and Christendom moves forward to celebrate new life.

Many will observe the practice of Lent, albeit some from a distance during these next six weeks. New life will be celebrated in other ways, as spring will come.

Even now, we notice the [...]]]>
Portraits of the Past: Admiral Chester Nimitz: 'A born optimist' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229513/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:48:48 +0000 By TED W. STILLWELL, Portraits of the Past http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229513/1001/NEWS But, imagine my delight when I ran across a little book written by him about the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
In the admiral's own words: "The attack on Pearl was in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. Later that very day, I was attending a concert in Washington, D.C., [...]]]>
Column: He who has earned eternal rest http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229514/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:45:58 +0000 By JOHN REICHLEY, Leavenworth Times columnist http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229514/1001/NEWS
I switched.

Last week, I was saddened to hear Williams tell of the death of the only living recipient from Kansas, Walt Ehlers, 92, who had lived in California since the 1950s. I had the great [...]]]>
Letter: Religious liberty bill was flawed http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229515/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:41:24 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229515/1001/NEWS To the editor:
If I had been a member of the Kansas House, I would have voted against the recently passed bill on religious liberty.
In a moment, I will state why I would have so voted, but let me first acknowledge, out of fairness, that the authors of this bill were responding to legitimate concerns.
Our nation's Constitution guarantees, in its First Amendment, the free exercise of religion. That right has historically been the basis for exempting [...]]]>
Letter: Proceed with caution http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229516/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:39:31 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229516/1001/NEWS To the editor:
I'm disturbed about the recent situation where high winds toppled part of the east wall of the Leavenworth loft project.
About 20 years ago, three similar events occurred here in Leavenworth.
The first was when the Old Cathedral Rectory was razed. When the roof was removed, it was discovered the only thing holding the brickwork in place was sand. A century of rain water against the porous bricks had leeched the mortar.
A similar [...]]]>
Letter from State Sen. Fitzgerald: Why I do not intend to run? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229643/1001/NEWS?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:00:38 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229643/1001/NEWS To the editor:
I recently announced my intention to run for the Second Congressional District in Kansas. That is no longer my intention.
Let me explain.
As a veteran, past commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, father of two serving Army officers, and friend and neighbor of many active and retired soldiers, I felt compelled to oppose in the strongest possible way the largest cut to military compensation ever. This cut was to the [...]]]>