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Jack Remembers: Hadacol memories continue to flow

By Jack Hackley In this day and age it’s hard to imaging how in the late 1940s and early ‘50s everybody in the country knew about Hadacol, which was a…

Jack Remembers: Horse thief out the door like a shot

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…

Thanks for the Hadocol story Jack, and darn if that stuff didn’t work, too

By Jack Hackley Florence Williams from Richmond sent me a letter that I believe should be shared in full. Dear Jack, Before you read my story about Hadacol, I need…

Jack Remembers: We can only imagine how much it would be for an autograph of Hank Williams

By Jack Hackley When I asked if anyone had attended a Hadacol Caravan Show, the only response I received was from John Cline, my classmate from Independence who reads my…

Two Hadacol box tops and we were in like Flynn when the big stars came to town

By Jack Hackley The Hadacol Caravan was coming to Riverside Stadium, a race track in North Kansas City.  My buddies and I immediately headed to MacKay Drug Store to get…

Jack Remembers: Talking heads aren’t the true heroes

By Jack Hackley It was in Viet Nam, Quang Tri Province, May 16, 1968,  that a 20-year-old Navy corpsman was assigned to a Marine Company that was ambushed. A grenade…

I can’t forget Pearl Harbor, Bataan

By Jack Hartley I have received several responses on past articles.  My friend Weldon Woodward from Levasy said my column on the ex-mayor who drove from Oak Grove to Grain…

Bring back draft, even for public service

To the Editor: I liked Jack’s article (Jack Remembers, Feb. 14, “Carrying a rifle in the infantry the best gun-control plan there is”) about carrying a rifle. I, too, was…

Carrying a rifle in the infantry the best gun-control plan there is

By Jack Hackley Every time I turn on the news I hear “gun control.”  I decided to check my guns and asked my wife Laura what happened to my bolt-action…

Jack Remembers: Lexington of the 1930s and ‘40s had it all, including world’s oldest profession

By Jack Hackley I received an e-mail from Dennis Whitehead of Arlington, Va.  He had read one of my articles in the Lexington News and was wanting to know what…