Less incentives for troops this year

The fiscal 2012 defense budget taking shape in Congress could have the fewest significant initiatives for military personnel, retirees and their families in a generation. Blame the ballooning debt crisis, which has left Republicans and Democrats alike looking for ways to curb federal spending, including for defense. And credit a long list of pay and […]

Every vote an exercise in preserving liberty

By Joan Clayton Edmund Burke, a British statesman, has been reported as saying, “For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.” Your vote is important. It is a privilege and a way to express your rights. Many Americans have given their lives for this privilege. Because of these brave […]

Making unsual cupcakes on show

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist Information on preserving plant materials and making buttonholes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Janice Urie, Frontier Flowers in Lakin, Kans., will show a vast array of designs that preserved plant materials can be used for. She’ll also […]