Players at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center have backgrounds in several foreign countries, including China, Korea, India, Russia and Mexico. But despite their differences, they come together as a family after the games are over.
Free-ranging is just a cutesy name for lazy, except who wants to admit that they’re a lazy parent? Pretty much no one, and free-range sounds so, I don’t know, Whole Food-sy, like it’s all organic and good for you. Plus, it gives you a nifty soapbox to stand on.
A recent poll of likely voters that 55 percent oppose partisan judicial elections and 76 percent oppose the federal system, which authorizes the governor to appoint justices, with confirmation by the state Senate.
Among the choices facing Johnson County voters in the April 7 election are contested races on school boards. With education funding and policy in the crosshairs in Topeka, it is essential to have strong leaders at home.
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It’s a common movie scene: An adult returns to his childhood home, walks into his room-turned-time capsule and slowly scans the memorabilia. Pictures, trophies, posters and furnishings all frozen in time on the last day when this was his room in his house, not a room in his parents’ house.
Am I the only one old enough to remember when “competing at the elite level” meant an athlete was training to make an Olympic team? Because now it also means a family is spending their weekend in scenic Omaha and probably dropping close to a $1,000 (at least $250 of that in entry fees) so their 11-year-old can play volleyball in a junior high gym with 750 other “elite” sixth-graders.