Connect With John – May 14th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Sorry to be late today…this is only the third time I’ve missed the 1:00 Friday afternoon time for my newsletter going out (and one of those was technical difficulties). I’ve been on the road all week – just got home this afternoon and still...

Connect With John – May 7th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It was very relaxing to be gone last week…now it is good to be home, swamped with emails, etc. and back in the groove – and we had a very busy week in the Chamber. Oh…and before I forget, thank you to Ryland and Sherri for pinch-hitting for...

Connect With John – April 30th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   John:   As I write this, it is early Friday morning, I’m sitting on the deck of our beach house (rented for the week) – overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. For the moment, I’m the only one up and the morning is beautiful and quiet…save for the...

Connect With John – April 23rd 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Another crazy spring week of weather in Kansas…I’m sure I don’t ever remember ever getting 3 inches of snow as late as April 20!! This day was our daughter’s wedding day 8-years ago…now she’ll forever be able to say, “we’ve seen large snows...

Connect With John – April 16th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Good rainy Friday afternoon…after what’s been a beautiful week. Maybe a little chilly…Cherry and I jumped in about 10-days ago and planted a few tomatoes and peppers (probably a little early). Therefore, we’ve been covering plants every...

Connect With John – April 9th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I hope you had a blessed Easter…ours was pretty quiet – church in the morning, watched baseball after lunch (and took a nap) and grandkids came in the late afternoon for a wiener roast and making smores. Here are Easter morning pictures of...

Connect With John – April 2nd 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Good Friday afternoon to you!! Yesterday was Maundy Thursday…the day Jesus celebrated the Passover Seder with his disciples before being arrested and spending most of the night in mock trials by the Sanhedrin and Pilot’s court. Maundy is...

Connect With John – March 26th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Another wet chilly week…mostly after having a taste of springtime and warm weather we are wanting it here full time. We know it’s coming…now just patience. My early planted garden is doing well…I’m anxious to get more stuff planted.   ...

Connect With John – March 19th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   This was a busy week…and wet! My rain gauge had 5.5” of rain this week…we had been dry, but I think we are caught up for the moment. A year ago, we were plunging headfirst into the pandemic and the shutting down of the nation…today, the...

Connect With John – March 12th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I hope all enjoyed the beautiful weather from this last week. March 7 (tomorrow) is the one-year anniversary of the first COVID case in Kansas. Here is what I wrote one year ago:   “Wow…what a crazy week! Can anyone remember a time or...