February 8, 2016

Revolution with the turn of a digital page

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com It was a day I had been dreading for a long time – the day I betrayed my beloved books. Roughly three weeks ago, I gave in to the so-called “cult of Apple” and bought an iPad, a device on which I could surf the Web, check email, watch videos, listen Continue Reading

Newspaper staff members earn awards of excellence

Two Gardner News writers will be recognized in the 2011 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence competition for stories they wrote in 2010. Reporter Corbin H. Crable received a first place finish in the “Series” category for three articles about southwest Johnson County’s ties to the Clutter murders. His series, called “The Origins of Evil” Continue Reading

OPINION: Carter book reminds of similarities to Obama

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com I have something to admit to you: I’m probably going to buy Jimmy Carter’s new book. Not because I am a fan of the man widely panned as the worst president in the history of our country, but because I want to see Carter at least try to admit, in his Continue Reading

OPINION: Massive traffic jam highlights challenges of overpopulation

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com And you thought I-35 during rush hour was bad. Chinese media – with the government’s unnecessary blessing, of course – released images of a massive traffic jam on a highway in Beijing earlier this week. Motorists’ cars were at a standstill as road construction crews held up the flow of traffic. Continue Reading

OPINION: Roommate sparks war over junk food

But don’t get between a chubby kid and his junk food. Just don’t.

OPINION: Saying goodbye to a car a difficult process

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com I knew it was going to happen eventually. Last weekend I walked out to my car after finishing a shift at one of my three jobs. Wanting to escape the sweltering heat – it felt like 95 degrees at 11 p.m. – I was looking forward to cranking up the AC Continue Reading

OPINION: U.S. among countries yet to deliver Haiti aid

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com A story on CNN’s website this week updated its readers on those countries that have made good on their promise to deliver relief funds to earthquake-ravaged Haiti – and the news isn’t good for the U.S. According to the article, America pledged a whopping $1.15 billion of the total $5.3 billion Continue Reading

Opinion Column: Total preparation has no place at DMV

I was determined to beat the soulless DMV at its own game. Unlike the other members of the patient masses who wasted entire days standing in line only to be told they didn’t dot the appropriate ‘I’s, I would be prepared. I would wow those unenthusiastic DMV employees with my skills in organization.

Opinion column: Twi-hards one example of pop culture phenomena

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com I wasn’t looking forward to this week. The third installment of ‘Twilight’ opened, and with the movie a barrage of squealing 12-year-old girls and giggling soccer moms descended on the movie theater at which I work. We’ve seen it all before – when the first two films opened, consumers were greeted Continue Reading