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  • Baseball season begins

    Baseball season begins

    My favorite time of the year is finally upon us. The Major League Baseball season has begun, and I couldn’t be happier. As the boys of summer take the field, my wife and I will be ...

  • Importance of Journalism

    Importance of Journalism

    Journalism is under attack, and, as a journalist and member of a democratic society, I feel it important to do whatever I can to defend journalists and the industry as a whole, esp ...

  • Being the light in the lives of others

    Being the light in the lives of others

    The true meaning of Christmas should not be about receiving gifts. It should be about giving. Sure, giving could include gifts, but, even then, it shouldn’t be done with the expect ...

  • Experiment with less connectedness proves fruitful

    Experiment with less connectedness proves fruitful

    I did it. I went without Facebook on my phone for a month, and it was incredibly freeing. In June, I came to a realization. I was a slave to the notifications on my phone. Every ti ...

Baseball season begins

Baseball season begins

My favorite time of the year is finally upon us. The Major League Baseball season has begun, and I couldn’t be happier. As the boys of summer take the field, my wife and I will be ...

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Importance of Journalism

Importance of Journalism

Journalism is under attack, and, as a journalist and member of a democratic society, I feel it important to do whatever I can to defend journalists and the industry as a whole, es ...

Read More »
Being the light in the lives of others

Being the light in the lives of others

The true meaning of Christmas should not be about receiving gifts. It should be about giving. Sure, giving could include gifts, but, even then, it shouldn’t be done with the expec ...

Read More »
Experiment with less connectedness proves fruitful

Experiment with less connectedness proves fruitful

I did it. I went without Facebook on my phone for a month, and it was incredibly freeing. In June, I came to a realization. I was a slave to the notifications on my phone. Every t ...

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Consider civic engagement on Independence Day

Consider civic engagement on Independence Day

So it’s over. The 79th session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy is over. The program wrapped up nearly a month ago, and it’s always difficult to acce ...

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For the love of public radio

For the love of public radio

I’m a news junkie. There’s no denying it. I read news online nearly constantly. Anytime a newspaper is available, I consume its contents. My favorite television stations are 24-ho ...

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Kansas Boys State provides exceptional opportunity for growth

Kansas Boys State provides exceptional opportunity for growth

In 2003 I took part in one of the most life-changing programs a young man has access to while preparing for his senior year of high school — the American Legion Boys State of Kans ...

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Easter creates time for celebration, remembrance

Easter creates time for celebration, remembrance

Since I can remember I have spent the Easter holiday with my family on the farm north of Canton. Initially, Grandma and Grandpa Vogts lived there. Now, Uncle Stacy and Aunt Brenda ...

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Spring weather allows for hitting the links

Spring weather allows for hitting the links

It’s Kansas. One can never be sure of what kind of weather is waiting on the other side of the front door, but since it is March, it is Spring in my book. This means a lot to me. ...

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Small acts make the soundtrack of love

Small acts make the soundtrack of love

February is a month of love. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of this month. Some argue this particular holiday is nothing but a marketing ploy by chocolate producers, rose ...

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Resolving to Write in 2016

Resolving to Write in 2016

With the arrival of a new year comes the obligatory New Year’s Resolutions. Every year I chart out my course for the year in hopes of bettering myself and improving my situation. ...

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Lighting up Christmas

Lighting up Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas should not be about receiving gifts. It should be about giving. Sure, giving could include gifts, but, even then, it shouldn’t be done with the expec ...

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Thanksgiving provides time for family and fellowship

Thanksgiving provides time for family and fellowship

By Todd Vogts Publisher Thanksgiving is upon us, and soon the sweet, succulent smells of baked turkey and perfectly prepared candied yams will fill the air. I enjoy most holidays, ...

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October takes me out to the ballgame

October takes me out to the ballgame

This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love getting dressed up and trying to scare the pants off of my friends and family. I also have an affinity for Reese’s Peanut Butt ...

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Be a life-long learner

Be a life-long learner

This is an exciting time of the year. Or, it is a terrifying and dreadful time of the year. It’s all about perspective. Some are excited to for school to be starting up again, whi ...

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