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* And So They Say: Jerry Riseley: “Of course you will always find someone complaining about something in the paper, but there is no one who would want to live in a town without a newspaper.” Don Peebles: “We were in a regular ‘dirty thirty’ dust storm between Burlington and Limon going out to Colorado Springs and coming back it poured on us in the same area.” City Manager Harper: “Everyone had a freezing good time at the pool on opening day.”
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* And So They Say: Mary Alice Boethin: “I don’t see why they don’t open the swimming pool on the last day of school.” Erma Jean Price: “I made a mistake when I didn’t plant my garden in the dirt that had blown onto my window sill since that way it would have also been inside and protected from the sun and wind.” Matt Mullen: “When I catch ten walleyes—now that will be a news item!”
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* And So They Say: A. L. Pettijohn: “I’m getting meaner all the time and proud of it.” Lee Robinson: “Most of the things I think I know, turn out to not be so.” Lee Phelps: “When we were tearing out that partition in the store the other day, you would have thought the ‘Dirty Thirties’ were back again.” Merton Van Eaton: “I think kids should be given more responsibility so that it won’t come as such a jolt to them when they get older.”
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* And So They Say: Pauline Southard: “Since my stay in the hospital, I think I’ll be a little more thoughtful about sending cards to people who are in the hospital.” Gisela Eckart: “It didn’t take long for our truck to get a frosted glass windshield in the sandstorm near Damar Friday morning.” Doris McMichael: “Yes, I got sunburned, but I also got a fish.” Howdie Webster: “I did not know that the want ads were so well read until I found homes for all my pups that way.”
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* And So They Say: C. N. Harper: “I’m beginning to think about getting the swimming pool ready to open and I am considering the possibility of a family season ticket this year.” Bill Nichols: “What do you mean, a good day? The sun is too bright and the noise is too loud.” Mary Sammons: “I came home from my trip expecting to have to begin watering my lawn and found I had to cut the grass instead.”
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* And So They Say: Wimp Hulse: “Since the episode near the Marina on Saturday, I’m going to start advertising a three-minute car wash.” Don Peebles: “They complain about kids having nothing to do in the small towns, but in the cities, where there is surely plenty of recreation facilities, they seem to commit more vandalism.” Frank Tyson: “With this sour puss of mine, I can’t smile.” Harold Copper: “Mickey Spillane was a fraternity brother of mine at Fort Hays State, but I don’t think he based any of his characters on me.”
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* And So They Say: Lester Eckart: “Coming home in that wind Sunday I had the pickup wide open but couldn’t get it past 35 miles per hour.” Don Peebles: “We dodged tornadoes all the way home from Kansas City on Sunday.” Stanley Krysl: “Now that income tax time is over, maybe I’ll have time to find out something.”
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* And So They Say: Everett Hughes: “Switzerland is the only country that is really as beautiful as the picture postcards make out.” Ben Winfough: “Just because a man is an ex-service man, that doesn’t mean he’s especially fitted for a public office.” Don Peebles: “The only thing I know is that we all have sore backs, etc. from climbing up on stools and chairs Sunday while invoicing.”
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* And So They Say: Betty Harding: “With all the things that are happening in other places, we should all be glad we live in Kansas.” Bernard Carlson: “Outside of numbers, the Messiah chorus at Lindsborg was no better than our local chorus.” Stella Willis: “Well, I hope I’m retired before the bank gets in any more special issue coins.”