The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS

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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:43 AM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.The Cuban immigrant who was the ninth black player in the major leagues and the first in Chicago died Sunday. He was somewhere around 90. Because of his background, no one is sure exactly how old he really was. His name wasnt even Minnie or Minoso for that matter.

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Who knew grapes would be good for something other than jelly?

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Mission accomplished to destroy weapons cache

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Roses aren't hard to grow, but they do require attention.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:40 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 9:57 PM

There are lots of different insects which have been introduced to North America that are doing all kinds of damage to our forests and agriculture, but the brown tail moth from Europe has a different way to bother us.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:39 PM

Today's column does not relate an exact date in U.S. military history, but I think I can easily explain why.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:36 PM

In my last column, I noted that there are some potential good trends in Kansas for the state's Democrats.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:32 PM

Someone had an accident in the tub.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 10:28 PM

With precision and purpose they folded the flag he fought to protect. With compassion and gratitude it was presented to me at his funeral.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:09 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

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