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Past articles by Kevin:

Topekan Don Free, former Royals radio producer/engineer, now truly a 'Hall of Famer'

Not long after Don Free acknowledges that he misses traveling with the Kansas City Royals, the longtime producer/engineer on the club’s radio → Read More

Rick DeHart's improbable journey to majors started with magazine ad

For as long as baseball has been neatly packaged into a box score, fine print has been an enabler for anyone addicted to horsehide.Rick DeHart, however, → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Words to write by, 'Sucks, don't it'

Not long after I began working for The Capital-Journal, I was summoned to a stack of newspapers.The sports department’s desktop (an actual desk, with top) morgue was somewhat crude — shoestrings fitted with spiked tips we punctured through each section, which amounted to a six-month repository.Within those contents read some really good stuff. There was a contribution from me, however, that did… → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Legendary Topeka marksman part of many sensitive fronts

Being part of a #MeToo movement before anyone knew exactly what to do with a hashtag never influenced Margaret Thompson Murdock into believing she was → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Sense of community stacked high, with syrup

BERRYTON — Like the dateline? Spelling out the name of the community I hold near and dear, alongside a dash, is kind of special.Primarily because many of the people who call the place home — all tied together by a post office, grade school and churches along a stretch of road that attempts to slow you to 30 mph — are special too.This much was validated again Saturday, when after waking up and… → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Odd path leads to finish line for Washburn board

Washburn did the right thing last week, though the process that led to unanimously approving a state-of-the-art indoor practice complex for the athletic → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Topeka city streets test car's suspension

A road course exists at Heartland Motorsports Park.Desert-like conditions may soon be available if drought conditions persist in parts of Kansas.Yet the → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Jayhawks make it a good day to get out of the house

The decision was made rather hastily Sunday around the conclusion of the first regional final contested that day in the NCAA Tournament.All of the previous games involving local teams I watched from home or a hotel, and if you weren’t aware, the two Big 12 schools connected by the Kaw combined to play eight games the first two weeks.Kansas State, of course, had its hopes dashed Saturday, but not… → Read More

Kevin Haskin: NCAA selection process flawed with OU in field

Musings at the mid-week:• Many will proclaim the NCAA Tournament as the greatest sporting event in existence over the next three weeks.• With its drama, its unpredictability, its crossover appeal among ardent and casual fans and the passion that oozes from the event, a strong case can be made.• Do not, however, add the selection process to that list of positives.• And I’m not even referring to… → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Last peek at Sunflower Bowl worthwhile

Not far from The Pennant, a new downtown establishment opening this week with a retro feel that includes some vintage pinball machines and actual bowling → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Kansas Dems need to coalesce

No canine puttered into the Ramada Inn on Saturday looking to stake out political territory.No feline, equine or bovine, either. Swine could be left to → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Buffalo mascot ideal for Berryton candidate

The provincial nature of the connection required at least a phone call.Turns out, my visit with Rick Kloos, a Berryton independent running to become governor of Kansas, resulted in a lengthy conversation centered more on the Kansans he has met and the issues they have presented than any particular platforms for his campaign.The primary question I wanted to get out of the way, however, is one I… → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Exhibit a chance to hail the Chief

The exhibit this month in the Sabatini Gallery brought back a faded memory and a big smile as soon as I began examining its tribute to Black History Month. → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Topeka can do local; just cross the viaduct

The big celebration this weekend centered on Top Tank and the industrious entrepreneur who received a sizeable startup of $100,000 to begin a business in → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Toxicity over Bruce Weber could lead to Wildcats playing tight at home

The level of toxicity over Bruce Weber coaching Kansas State basketball could be affecting the Wildcats adversely at home, writes C-J columnist Kevin Haskin. → Read More

Kevin Haskin: NFL reviews on catches again irritating during Super Bowl

Musings at the mid-week:• Blame it on my desire to see an upset prediction come through in the Super Bowl.• Or, the correlation between age and grumpiness.• Reviews of Philadelphia touchdown catches irritated me.• “If this gets overturned, football should be abolished,’’ I harrumphed once at our Sunday gathering, maintaining my longstanding aversion to reviews conducted in any sport, at any… → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Gary Woodland takes big step, gets party started early

Arriving early to a Super Bowl party can be painful.Around me Sunday, kids wanted to play FIFA 18, some video soccer knockoff featuring virtually every → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Baton Jeff Colyer carries limits fast start

Jeff Colyer looked like a miler getting off to a big lead the day he was sworn in as governor.He realizes the race he will engage later in the year — sooner, than later — to retain that seat as an elected official will be the biggest of his life. So why not use the opportunity Wednesday to generate some exclusive publicity and build his case for a full term?With that, little of anything… → Read More

Kinda fun watching kids enjoy Kansas Day

Bumped into Laura Ingalls Wilder on Friday.Not on the prairie. Not in some little house. Instead, she was re-enacted during one of several presentations → Read More

Kevin Haskin: Attempting to comprehend the loss of a child

Carson was full of life. Resilient, tough, carefree.He was willing to help with projects, and ask about the process while gladly lugging a shovel or a → Read More