When I’m going to be away from home the entire day, I plan ahead, make a check-off list and make sure I take along everything I will need. Las…

Many stories have come out of the Old West about western Kansas cities, with most of them focused on Dodge City due to the popularity of the h…

I planned to run this article this month in celebration of my grandmother’s life. I also wanted it to be a tribute to my mother-in-law, Vena S…

Sam Bass and his gang were awarded legendary fame while still creating their legend. The largest train robbery in the history of the Union Pac…

I begin this article with a question. Are you familiar with the name Dr. D. James Kennedy? He was a man of considerable reputation both Americ…

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Part two will appear in next Wednesday’s HDN.

Ice. We have been praying for rain, wanting moisture for the fields. Ice is frozen rain, so our prayers have been answered. We forget to be th…

Sunday morning, my wife and I received a phone call just after 5 a.m. We had received one earlier at 1 a.m. Her mother (age 99) was failing ra…

This December, my wife and I had our annual dinner for my law office members and their spouses. I always enjoy it. I get to pull out our good …

It’s winter. Days are short, nights are cold; unusually nice afternoon and rain instead of snow. We have three months to wonder what the weath…

Eight Senior Companion volunteers from Ellis, Hays and La Crosse were honored for their service with the program at the Dec. 7 in-service meet…

Christmas is my favorite holiday — since I was a child. It never has been about the gifts, but about the excitement and joy in the air, family…

There is an old advertising axiom that you do not see advertisements for tires in the newspaper until you actually need tires. All of a sudden…

Can you imagine how many turkeys are needed in every grocery store in America at holiday time?

A few years ago, I was contacted by an attorney. “Mom” had died, dividing her property between several children. One of the children (Fred) wa…

Let me depart from my scheduled article on estate planning. I am lucky I have a very good friend who allows me to “hunt” on his land. Actually…

Nola Ochs. Do you remember Nola? She made history in 2007, at the age of 95 she graduated from Fort Hays State University.

As I have related, I took care of my grandmother for approximately 10 years. When I took over, she had lost her brothers, my grandfather and a…

Bob Glassman, Hays, will celebrate his 85th birthday Oct. 27 with a card shower.

Noel Coward was a great writer of comedies and comic songs. One of my favorites is a ditty titled, “We must all be very kind to Auntie Jessie.”

LaVerne Wiedeman will celebrate his 80th birthday Saturday with an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Western Coop Electric, 635 S. 13th, WaKee…

I began caring for my grandmother in 2001. The circumstances were much unanticipated.

I spent 14 days at the Kansas State Fair. This was my 48th year working my shift from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Encampment building. Each ye…

These cool days are warning of what to come. Sooner or later, we’re going to end garden season. This year, as every year, has given us many su…

Sept. 21, 1933, was one of those great fall days in Hays. It was almost 3 o’clock, closing time for Farmers State Bank as Nick Arnold approach…