Five Hays seniors were honored for their service with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs at the monthly in-service meeting M…

For many of us, the week of the late winter storm was a difficult one. Some of my clients in western Kansas were without power for several day…

Let’s go to the library. What do you think of when you hear that statement? I’ve always thought it was a place to check out books to read for …

Each year, our office has a Christmas party. In 2015, that party occurred in early December. My stepfather, Andy, was at the party and comment…

The war was over, most of our boys were coming home, and 1946 was a great year. With the visibility of a bright horizon, optimism was our atti…

March came in and now is on its way out. Did it come like a lion or lamb? I remember that old saying, and many years it did just that — came i…

Recently, I revealed I am going to become a grandparent for the first time. My life was greatly influenced by my grandparents.

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…