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January 23, 2009

Starting the day with The Star

It starts my day to be able to sit in the quiet of early morning reading The Star and having my coffee. I’m able to pick what I want to read or not. I don’t have to listen to someone else telling me on the TV what I don’t care about anyway. After this peaceful start to my day I’m able to cope with everything else.

My paper is delivered very early every day, no matter what the weather is. I love the Food section and try a lot of the recipes. I also plan the grocery shopping trips by looking at all the stores’ ads. This also saves me money. I hit all three stores if there are enough savings. We don’t get these on TV, either.

Thank you to all The Star employees.

Florence McReynolds
Lee’s Summit

Mary Pat Miller’s letter (1/11, “Thankful for daily Star”) expressed my feelings better than I could about The Star. Cups of coffee and perusing The Star get each day off to a great start for me.

I can’t comprehend doing without either, so please keep my paper coming. I’ll supply the Folgers.

Nancy Leisinger



I have a memory of my uncle from Chicago laughing at our evening paper on a visit about 1960. The issue was complete in 4 pages, a one sheeter.

It was how you ended the day. Of course local TV news choices were not averaging 10-12 hours a night of "local late breaking investigative news".

Pub 17

Try to explain an afternoon paper to a newbie. The Wichita Beacon, to be exact. Eventually the advantages of having a paper that captured the current days' news become less obvious, as currently the advantages of having a bundled stack of old papers in the garage becomes less and less obvious.


In the 50s when we were growing up, breakfast at the table with parents and kids "fighting over the different sections so we'd all get our favorite comic read or ball score verified, the newspaper was part of a way of life. My kids would tell you how I tortured them as they had to (in grade school) come to me with a newspaper story they found interesting once or twice a week.

Newspapers are not a part of peoples life as before, and it has to do more with the family unit than it does with who owns the paper and if they're left or right.

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