Lifestyles

Behind the Grindstone: Crisis in Crisis

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
It seems our Climate Change Crisis may be itself facing a crisis. The headlines read “New Message to Aliens will Reflect an Earth in Danger of Climate Crisis.” It seems a group of scientists, socio...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Empty Saddle of Fred Dorenkamp

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
Fred and Norma Dorenkamp have lived their lives largely from the view of the rodeo trail with their home camp being the Holly/Granada area. They raised their children to love and appreciate the peo...

Student Newsroom: Autism Awareness Month

| Breanna Wilson | Student Newsroom
As a passionate learner, when I get curious about something, I research the topic extensively. Autism, a developmental disorder impairing an individual’s ability to communicate and interact within ...

Long Time Gone: Stories of a Life Well Lived as Told by Hazel Krueger

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Publisher’s note: This Long Time Gone piece by Priscilla Waggoner was originally published in the Kiowa County Independent on May 18, 2016. With the loss of Hazel Krueger on Friday, we felt it only...

Behind the Grindstone: An Ol' Friend

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Here on the prairie in what I reckon is known as rural America, where day to day decisions are made affecting life and livelihood based on common sense, it seems much of society has gone insane. I ...

100 Years of Fortitude

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
We were saddened to hear this week that Zelda Peterson passed away just short of her 102nd birthday. As early as last year Zelda was still getting around amazingly well and chalked up her longevity...

16 Paces: The Story of Polly Collins Johnson and the Collins Ranch

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
social social social Ty Lin Williams Polly Johnson is pictured in 2016 at her home on the historic Collins Ranch near Kit C...

Day-to-Day With Doris

| Administrator | Day-to-Day With Doris
The Eads Senior Citizens who attended the monthly March noon meal and meeting last week enjoyed the delicious corned beef, potato and carrot entrés. Gail Voss said that it took ten hours to cook th...

Long Time Gone and the Tigresses of Cheyenne Wells

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
social social social 1978 CHEYENNE WELLS GIRLS TEAM - STATE RUNNER-UP: (Top Row, l to r) Robin Howland, Mgr., Kelly Ackerman, ...

Student Newsroom: Knowledge Isn't Power

| Breanna Wilson | Student Newsroom
At some point in our lives, we’ve all heard the phrase, “knowledge is power.” Perhaps you’ve seen it plastered on a cheesy motivational poster in the library or were lectured with this Sir Francis ...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Catching Up with Tanner Barth

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
As a reporter of rodeo news and happenings, I often visit the website of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association based in Colorado Springs. It has all the results of the professional rodeos and ...

Long Time Gone: The Lassie, on Main Street

| C.J. King | Long Time Gone
While on the train, Beverly must have imagined trees and mountains. She was headed toward the lush vegetation and clean air of Colorado with its mountain run-off lakes, rolling ...

As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian: Anger Hastened, Future Wasted

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Several years ago, for a reason beyond my own understanding, I awoke one morning with a rather strange conviction. I came to the conclusion that anger and its consequential grudges are a great wast...

Painful Purpose

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
Seeing the good in everything, does NOT come easy. I’ve been through the darkest of seasons in my own mind. And I’ve learned that pain without a purpose is what will destroy you. God interrupted m...

Behind the Grindstone: Signs

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Covid. That’s about all you hear about in the news. ‘Ole Cheryl and I are just coming out of our run in with it and are thankful to have made it through. There are many who haven’t been as fortunat...

Student Newsroom: Sheep

| Rhealie Rittgers | Student Newsroom
A sheep is defined as a domesticated ruminant animal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. Sheep are kept in flocks for their wool or meat and is proverbial for i...
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