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Jack Remembers: ‘Shorty,’ my dad, flushed out that four-legged ‘chicken thief’

By Jack Hackley My father, Walter “Shorty” Hackley, was the hardest working man I ever knew.  He got up at 4 a.m., milked cows, then went to the field, came…

Jack Remembers: Familiar today, PTSD was mystery ailment of older wars, too

By Jack Hackley I spend every Memorial Day north of Grain Valley at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, a private cemetery for veterans and their family, owned by Medal of Honor…

Jack Remembers: Dub Hackley not only raised horses; he knew how to trade ‘em

By Jack Hackley The True Davis family owned Anchor Serum Company in St. Joseph.  He was also assistant secretary of the treasury in Washington, D.C., where he owned a stable…

Jack Remembers: Even when you measure it in MPGs, Pearl Harbor hard to forget

By Jack Hartley My grandson, Cory, completed his third tour to the Middle East and is now on his way to Germany to be with his wife, who is still…

Jack Remembers: In eminent domain, if God can be miserly so can elected officials

By Jack Hackley This is an election year and few people realize when they vote for mayor, aldermen, county commissioners and some state officials, they are actually giving these people…

Jack Remembers: A helpful tip on how to get that $25 million out of the country

By Jack Hackley I just got an email from Capt. John Anthony with the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment Unit that patrols the Helmend Province of Afghanistan. He told me…

Jack Remembers: Even professionals like Tiger Woods has stinky days, but nothing like this

By Jack Hackley I am amazed at how, unlike our state and national legislators, the county commissioners seem to get along great, even though sometimes you have two Republicans and…

Jack Remembers: Double-edged science experiment: Cat paid the price and Jack learned a lesson

By Jack Hackley My parents were married in December of 1928. They had no money and would go through the Depression and a drought. Both of my folks’ brothers and…

Jack Remembers: Just move the crossing sign and maybe those deer will cross somewhere else

By Jack Hackley As a hobby, I have been involved in politics and elections all my life, and have found elected officials are easy to contact when they are running…

Jack Remembers: With Russkies bearing down, fun-loving GIs knew what to do

By Jack Hackley Actually, we were just kids even though we were 19 and some just 20 when we got drafted into the army. In today’s world, we would not…