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Updated Mar 28, 2015 at 1:05 AM

I love this warm early spring weather. Fishing is at least two weeks ahead of schedule and the bass are chasing minnows. Walleye are moving to spawn soon and now is a great time to enjoy walleye fillets. The trick is finding where to look.Early spring walleye are structure-oriented and often hungry. Look for angled bottom structure that eventually meets a drop off. I especially like rocky shelves or huge boulders. Then I drift across these areas with minnows – or salted minnows...

Updated Mar 28, 2015 at 1:05 AM

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is just a few days away, and the media is still acting like the Royals are a minor league franchise.We in the Midwest love when our teams do well and enjoy the good times. I would love to see the media...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Jackson County lost two heroes one week in March. Judge Vincent E. Baker and Donald Redding, two highly decorated World War II veterans, are gone.It’s a sobering fact that the number of veterans from World War II is dwindling. There...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Our Community for All Ages Coalition for Eastern Jackson County continues its strong efforts to ensure our community is collaboratively and proactively working together so we are prepared for the challenges and opportunities created by a doubling...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:15 PM
Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:12 PM

The thing that finally made me realize we as a society were doomed was the packet of peanuts.I mean, I knew America had problems. I just didn’t know raging idiocy was one of them.The silver foil bag of airline nuts (which is...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:44 AM

A Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a man who sped away after the officer noticed he had an expired inspection sticker on his vehicle. When the officer caught up with the man he attempted to flee on foot.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:38 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I’d like to think that in a different life, a life of more ease and leisure, I’d have developed a more sophisticated taste in flowers.Orchids come in thousands of finicky forms, and my hat is off to anyone who can keep one...

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 4:41 PM
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