The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS

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Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 10:52 AM

I just learned the lesson of "Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today." And thank goodness I didn’t put it off. 

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 10:49 AM

I received a card in the mail from my friend Kathy Pickering. In the center on one side of the card was a U.S. postage stamp with Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell’s portrait and on the other side was a note which read, "Going...

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM

“The U.S. knows it could not ask for a better friend and ally than the United Kingdom.”

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 10:38 AM

In this article I want to discuss two particular areas: beneficiary designations and avoiding probate. Again, I want to remind you that I am an investment adviser and not an attorney. For comprehensive and expert legal advice, I...

Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 11:33 AM

I hate pro-life legislation.Simple logic leads me to be pro life. If nothing happens to that fertilized egg cell, it becomes a child.

Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 10:26 AM

I listened to several shows on NPR recently in which they discussed water issues in Colorado. You may be aware that it was illegal for anyone to use rain barrels or cisterns to capture rain water even on their own private property...

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 1:26 PM

According to Washington’s political pundits Donald Trump’s rise is a history making event that will change American politics and the Republican Party. To his backers he is the answer to “politics as usual,” that has failed the middle class and the...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM

In an earlier column I argued that voting for a third party is in no sense "throwing away a vote." In the current presidential election, with both of the major party candidates having high negative ratings, a lot more people than usually is the...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM

What an important day June 24 has become. The state Legislature is going to place a small "tax" on every school district to come up with enough money to equalize the funding. This should at least allow the schools to stay in business...

Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 12:58 PM

Choosing a subject for today's column was a no-brainer. Every military-oriented calendar I own had the same event for June 25: the 1950 invasion of South Korea by North Korean armed forces.

Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 10:26 AM

As many of you may have noticed, over most of this month, I have made the rounds to a number of summer camps and practices for the local high schools’ sports teams.We still have some University of Saint Mary activities to check...

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