Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke against cryptocurrency during a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

(The Center Square) – America’s economy has seen a “shift” in workforce talent from coastal cities to the country’s heartland over the last decade, according to a new study.  more >>


Via the Kansas Reflector | The ACLU of Kansas and Loud Light filed two lawsuits arguing the congressional map endorsed by a GOP supermajority in the Legislature intentionally violates constitutional rights of Democrats and communitie of color. more >>

OLATHE, Kan., Feb. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Terracon, an employee-owned firm with a long history of providing excellence in engineering consulting services, is pleased to announce it has acquired Wang Engineering Inc. (Wang) of Lombard, Illinois, which specializes in geotechnical engineering, construction inspection, and materials testing services. more >>

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — St. Croix Hospice has expanded service in Kansas with the addition of a new location in Overland Park, enabling the agency to serve more communities throughout in the Kansas City metro area and the eastern part of the state. more >>

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — JBJ Invest (“JBJ”), managing more than $735 million in assets, has joined forces with Creative Planning LLC. (“Creative Planning”), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing Registered Investment Advisers (“RIA”), to further expand a comprehensive dental specialty practice. more >>

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — School mask mandates in Virginia will end on March 1 if the General Assembly adopts amendments made by Republican Gov. Gl… more >>

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl rebounded to draw an estimated 101.1 million television viewers who saw the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnat… more >>

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the Nielsen company’s list of the 20 most-watched prime time programs last week, their networks and viewership: more >>

Technology companies led a rebound for stocks on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that tensions might ease over the Russian mil… more >>

January generally means implementing warmer socks, warmer drinks and warmer meals on our farm. The days require additional layers of work clothes while we load our stored grain into trucks headed to feed yards, mills or ethanol plants. Breakfast at our table is now enjoyed with the addition …

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Clint Decker’s “Hope for Today” column has appeared on the Friday Church Page of The Dispatch for many years. The monthly or twice-a-month column now appears in the The Dispatch on Mondays.Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Decker was raised in a pastor’s home and is the youngest of four children. …

Shelly O’Donnell, Clay Center, writes poem that published in The Dispatch on Fridays. Her work has also been published under the name of Rachell Helen Larson-O’Donnell.

Dr. James W. Finck is the author of the syndicated weekly newspaper column “Historically Speaking,” which is appears in The Dispatch on Fridays

Tricia York, The Dispatch’s Circulation manager, is the first face you you see when stopping in our office and the person you talk to when renewing your subscription or for customer service in delivery of your paper

Jane Gingles, The Dispatch’s newest columnists, started writing “Windmill Memories” after responding to a call for columnist in January 2020. The column appears on the opinion page every Monday, excluding federal holidays.

When we get the question ‘Who is Sophi?’ our official answer is she’s a motherly figure in the community who dispenses sound advice. Several women have written the weekly column that appears in The Dispatch every Wednesday (or on Friday when Wednesday falls on a holiday). The woman who is cu…

Ken Knepper, known by many in the community as the former ad director of The Dispatch in 1990’s, regularly submits a column called “Conversation Piece,” which appears in The Dispatch’s Opinion Page sporadically.

Elby Adamson, a long-time, now retired, instructor of many through the gifted program for USD-379 Clay County School, has been a contributing writer for The Dispatch for almost four decades. He is best known for his ‘Outdoor Insights’ pieces, which appear on the front page as regularly as a …

Syndicated columnist Martin Hawver, whose weekly “At the Tail” column appears in The Dispatch every Tuesday, has written about the Legislature for nearly 30 years.

Syndicated Columnist Carrie Classon’s column called ‘The Postscript’ appears in The Dispatch every Tuesday. She has written a memoir called, “Blue Yarn.” Her column is not posted online on The Dispatch’s website, but you can learn more about her and her column at

Harry E. “Ned” Valentine managed The Clay Center Dispatch, a newspaper in the Valentine family since 1882, for 50 years before retiring and selling the paper to Flint Hills Media Group in 2019

Berggren worked at The Dispatch for 65 years  and covered sports for nearly 45 years before retiring in 2019. Although he is technically retired, you’ll still find Berggren at The Dispatch, as he stops by every day and visits with customers and reviews the sports page before it goes out for …

I am inspired this week by an assignment my wife is doing for a Law in Education class. Her assignment was to write about religion in school and particularly release time for religious classes. It is an interesting assignment for her because, unlike most of her class, she grew up in a state …

America’s crumbling bridges, can we save ourselves? 


The Republican Party likes to hold itself up as defenders of fiscal austerity and the rule of law, though there has been little evidence to support either in recent years.


On Saturday, October 2 I had to go to the hospital emergency room. The prior Tuesday I had an unusual leg spasm from my left thigh to my groin area. I’ve had pulled muscles from sports off and on and thought it was from exercise or just sitting weird in my recliner. 

The missionaries consisting of sixteen Americans and one Canadian kidnapped by the Haitian “400 Mawozo” gang October 16, is extremely scary. The gang has threatened to kill the humanitarian Christians if a million dollar per person ransom is not fulfilled. The group consists of men, women, c…

America needs attention to our infrastructure. It’s pathetic that our Congress and President are having so much trouble putting something together they can agree on. We managed to spend the equivalent of a trillion dollars in today’s currency on the Vietnam war. What did we get for a trillio…

Steady cash flow comes from steady work. If you want money you have to do something that produces money. 

My husband, Peter, is a man of few colors: black and gray, to be exact.