Opinion

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – How Do We Apply for My Wife’s Spousal Benefit? Dear Rusty: I am 70 years old and just started receiving my Social Security benefits about 4 months ago and I get close to $3700 per month. My wife is 65 years old and worked sporadically over the years so is entitled to

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A Tribute to August

By: Dr. Don Kuehle Pity poor old August! Unless one has a birthday or an anniversary in August, there is absolutely nothing spectacular or notable about this Summer-is-almost-over month. Originally this month was called Sextilis; it stood in the sixth place on the Calendar. Then, as changes occurred in the Calendar,  Sextilis was moved to

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Using firearms responsibly and ethically

By: Robert C. Koehler You may find this shocking, but a little over a decade ago I spent a weekend learning how to shoot a handgun — under the auspices of the NRA. I wound up earning myself an NRA “personal protection in the home” certificate. For years I have pondered writing about this weekend,

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Global Warming

By: Frank Burkett Global warming is in the administration’s cross hairs with Joe’s last ditch stand on the watered down, Build Back Better Bill. Joe has whittled it down to a trillion and some change, but he still has that stubborn Democrat Senator Joe Manchin to contend with. The Democrat Progressives in the party, will

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – I’m 78 and Still Working; Should I Apply for Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am 78, still working, have a good healthcare plan and I make a nice salary. Can I still get my Social Security check since I paid into it all these years? Signed: Still Working in My 70s Dear

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Waiting For What?

By: Jamal Jivanjee Imagine that you’ve been feeling a bit off for the past few months. So, you decide to make an appointment with the doctor just to cover your bases and make sure everything is kosher. One appointment turns into two, and then a referral. You answer all the questions and take the tests

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – What Do My Wife, and my Ex-wife, Get If I Die? Dear Rusty: I am a 77 year old married male. I am retired and started drawing Social Security at age 66, and my monthly amount is a little over $3,000. My present wife is 52 and employed, and we have been

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Retail Grocers Association

Dear Editor: My name is Jon McCormick with the Retail Grocers Association of Kansas and Missouri, which represents almost 400 grocery and convenience stores in Kansas and Missouri. Our Members are in the business of putting food on their customers’ tables and do the same for their hard-working employees who count on their stores for

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – About Working While Collecting Early Benefits Dear Rusty: How much would be withheld from my social security benefits? I am 62 and can claim about $1,900 a month now. I’m still working, making about $75K per year. How much of my benefits would I get? What would be withheld from me and

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Mature American Citizens

More seniors are using computers for entertainment and some are gambling at Internet casino sites By: John Grimaldi The statistics show that a growing number of senior citizens are becoming tech savvy. Perhaps the isolation protocols of the pandemic have helped encourage the elderly set to accept computers as a means of keeping in touch

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