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Keep Your Feet on the Ground, and Keep Reaching for the Stars

Jul 15, 2020
Thirty-five years is a long time to administer the Corporate Report 100 ranking, and it’s hard to believe that our ownership team just concluded its 24th consecutive ranking. We’ve seen it all over the years and I can’t begin to… more

Home Rule for Police in Kansas City? Not So Fast . . .

Jul 15, 2020
Kansas City is the only major city in the country whose police force is controlled by the state. There is a two-word answer to the question of why this is so. Those two words are “Tom Pendergast.” Elected to no… more

The Era of Big Complacency Is Over

Jul 15, 2020
For 35 years now, Ingram’s has spotlighted companies with extraordinary revenue growth, the kinds of entrepreneurial ventures that can become pillars of the regional economy decades from now. Or, in some cases, be gone years—even months—from now. This year, our… more

A Loud and Clear Call for Change

Jun 15, 2020
In less than nine minutes, a Minneapolis police officer by the name of Derek Chauvin and the three stooges who accompanied him created arguably the nation’s biggest racial flashpoint since the 1991 Rodney King beating and riots that swept Los… more

In Praise of Common Sense

Jun 15, 2020
  One of nature’s great underestimated virtues is common sense—the ability to see the world as it really exists and act on what you see. The beauty of common sense is that you don’t need rich parents or a Ph.D.… more

Reflections: Diary From the Great Sheltering of 2020

Jun 15, 2020
Noon, March 15: Spring break. At last. Will be deep in the Ozarks before sunset. Good to get away for a bit. No telling where this Wuhan stuff is headed. Geez, they canceled the Big XII basketball tournament, my pre-vacation… more

A Shout-Out to Johnson County

May 15, 2020
OK, here is the most heartening sight I have seen in the last few months. On the trail leading south out of Leawood Park a pedestrian bridge crosses whichever politically incorrect stream—Tomahawk Creek? Indian Creek?—flows beneath it. On this particular… more

Fools Rush In

May 15, 2020
Being the youngest of four, I learned from the wisdom of my older brothers and sister. I laugh every time I hear “We’ll see.” Mom used that line often and my sibs reminded me early and often that it always… more

An Unprompted Tribute to the Publishers of Ingram’s

Apr 17, 2020
Early this month I received an email from an editor at Ingram’s under the server headline, “Ouch!” Given that the nation’s economic engine was heading rapidly from Hot Springs to Ice Station Zebra, I feared the worst.  I had been… more

Ingram’s Isn’t Us. It’s YOU.

Apr 17, 2020
Over the years, we’ve created a number of program themes, and we always try to refine these to develop not only purposeful and useful content, but also journalism that is timely and relevant. Often times, this is a challenge given… more