Archive for Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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BHS football season ends with 62-0 loss
November 4, 2009
ROELAND PARK — Baldwin High ended its season here Tuesday with a 62-0 loss in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Fringe benefits nice but don’t compare to making difference
November 4, 2009
Why I serve in the military is best seen from two viewpoints, “Why did I join?” and, “Why did I stay?”
Green Beret continues to give back to country
November 4, 2009
As Eudora resident Mark Johnson speaks passionately about his experiences a Special Forces Green Beret, he sits comfortably in a recliner. The comfort is not lost on him, as he spent the better part of his 20 years of service in discomfort throughout the world.
Comrades’ willingness to sacrifice provides motivation for major
November 4, 2009
It is difficult to pinpoint one prevailing reason why I serve in the military.
Choice of Army lands soldier on helicopter crew
November 4, 2009
On what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday morning Sept. 11, 2001, Jaimeson Bard was sitting in a freshman math class at Tonganoxie High School when he heard news that would change his life forever.
Love of country blossoms into marriage for couple
November 4, 2009
When you pull up to Carl and Ashley Rowland’s home, it’s clear that a patriotic couple lives inside.
Despite clashes, son followed father into service
November 4, 2009
Part of the tension developed over the political landscape that separated the generations in the Vietnam era. Jim Martino remembers a heated argument with this father after the Kent State anti-war demonstrations that left four students of that university dead.
Saltwater in veins of Navy veteran from Pomona
November 4, 2009
When Jack Richtor turned 17 in 1953 during his junior year of high school, he convinced his father to grant parental consent, dropped out of school and left his home in Oregon to join the Navy.
Hawaii offered no paradise for medic during WWII
November 4, 2009
Now retired and serving as a third-year trustee in the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wilbur Grisham looks back on his days in World War II and considers them insignificant in comparison to those of other men who fought in that war.