leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121228/OPINION/121229306/0/food leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:13:06 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Distracted driver awareness http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419403/0/food?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:23:50 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419403/0/food Pet Talk: First aid capability and knowledge can save pets' lives http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/OPINION/140419465/0/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:21:23 +0000 Anne Divine http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/OPINION/140419465/0/food Letter: Better behavior, speech needed at levels of politics http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/0/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/0/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/0/food 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/food?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/food 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.]]>
Granlund cartoon: How tax assessors view your home http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419502/0/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:31:04 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419502/0/food Granlund cartoon: Boston Marathon 2014 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419533/0/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:43:29 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419533/0/food Kent Bush: Brownback's delay buys time http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/OPINION/140419581/0/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:15:00 +0000 Kent Bush http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/OPINION/140419581/0/food Letter: Leavenworth clinic, state rep deserve thanks for serving underserved http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/0/food?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:31:29 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/0/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631/0/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668/0/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775/0/food 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 [...]]]>
Letter: What exactly happened last weekend in Topeka with legislature? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419776/0/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:53:20 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419776/0/food To the editor:
The informal timeline that follows is only a glimpse at the performance played out in our legislature last weekend. It does not tell the background story of the intense lobbying, arm twisting for votes, and promises or threats made to legislators by well-funded organizations.
Nor does it express the profound realization of many that public education has suffered a tremendous blow to put it alongside Kansans' judicial and health systems.
Letter: Wading into letter crossfire http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793/0/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:23:24 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793/0/food To the editor:
I must first admit to being a Christian, who is a registered independent, with libertarian tendencies. Yes, this is a thing, because I say it is. I have decided to dive into a flurry of letters between Ruth Heflin and someone she identifies as a Christian conservative.
I find Heflin’s latest letter to the editor interesting and dismaying for a number of reasons. First, it is interesting in its display of the very characteristics she accuses [...]]]>
Kent Bush: There's no staying in the middle http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/OPINION/140419825/0/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kent Bush http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/OPINION/140419825/0/food
leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121228/OPINION/121229306/0/food leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:13:06 +0000 leavenworthtimes.com http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121228/OPINION/121229306/0/food leavenworthtimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:13:07 +0000 Letter: Better behavior, speech needed at levels of politics http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/0/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:49:25 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419498/0/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:10 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419499/0/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:31:29 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419630/0/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419631/0/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419668/0/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?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/food 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/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419775/0/food 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 [...]]]>
Letter: What exactly happened last weekend in Topeka with legislature? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419776/0/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:53:20 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419776/0/food To the editor:
The informal timeline that follows is only a glimpse at the performance played out in our legislature last weekend. It does not tell the background story of the intense lobbying, arm twisting for votes, and promises or threats made to legislators by well-funded organizations.
Nor does it express the profound realization of many that public education has suffered a tremendous blow to put it alongside Kansans' judicial and health systems.
Letter: Wading into letter crossfire http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793/0/food?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:23:24 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419793/0/food To the editor:
I must first admit to being a Christian, who is a registered independent, with libertarian tendencies. Yes, this is a thing, because I say it is. I have decided to dive into a flurry of letters between Ruth Heflin and someone she identifies as a Christian conservative.
I find Heflin’s latest letter to the editor interesting and dismaying for a number of reasons. First, it is interesting in its display of the very characteristics she accuses [...]]]>
Down Home: A good nights' sleep and two pounds lighter http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419909/0/food?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:37:48 +0000 By SANDY TURNER Down Home http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419909/0/food Everything you need to be healthy as a horse can now be achieved with a pill.
I heard it for myself on talk radio, so it must be true.]]>
Insight Kansas: Criticizing the governor's 'Ministry of Truth' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419917/0/food?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:13:08 +0000 By H. Edward Flentje Insight Kansas http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419917/0/food Their work brings to mind the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's novel, "1984."
Orwell's ministry governs truth on behalf of the state and frequently revises history by doctoring the data. Up might mean down. Black might become white. Two plus three may be required to equal four.]]>
Frugal Family: Downtown Leavenworth shops ideal for bargain treasures http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419921/0/food?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:50:10 +0000 By STEPHANIE EATON HARVIE Frugal Family http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419921/0/food With countless moves and small children, my furniture was not looking its best.
I have been on the hunt for new furniture, but I do not have the budget for expensive items, and really do not want to purchase pre-fab wood.]]>
The Green Space: As essential as breathing http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409183/0/food?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:28:43 +0000 By LYNN YOUNGBLOOD The Green Space http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409183/0/food For others, it may be one of life's biggest struggles. Just ask someone who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or asthma.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 18 million adults and nearly nine million children suffer with asthma in the U.S.
More than likely you know someone, or even have a family member who has asthma. In my family, that would include my [...]]]>
Letter: A response to a response from an original letter http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409185/0/food?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:24:50 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409185/0/food This is about Ruth Heflin’s response of April 8.
On the second Tuesday of this month, Dr. Ruth Heflin’s long anticipated response to my response to her original letter of March 12 arrived. It’s obvious from her new letter that I failed to convince her of the error of her ways. In fact, it is I, or me, and all conservatives who is/are in error, as she has pointed out.
In fact, we are out of touch, it appears.  
In [...]]]>
Letter: Thank you, volunteers, on behalf of many http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409186/0/food?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:21:30 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409186/0/food  This past Saturday — April 5, Leavenworth's citywide cleanup day — at 10 a.m., a handful of volunteers for the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society descended on the city's Animal Control facility at 1720 S. Second Street.
Steely-eyed and determined, their mission was to assist Animal Control in cleaning up the dog runs enclosed by a chain link fence at the rear of the facility.
It was a warm day. The volunteers bravely shoveled, raked, [...]]]>