Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 12:10 PM

There have been few people who were ever as easy to hate as Fred Waldron Phelps.When the Ku Klux Klan disavows any connection with you and repudiates your activities, you aren’t a great guy.Now the founder of Westboro Baptist Church is dead. After years of proof-texting and twisting scripture to support his cultish and hateful beliefs, he has finally been given the chance to come face to face with the God he so wrongfully represented.

Updated at 12:05 PM

Delores “Penny” May Drake, 86, a resident of Augusta since 2005, and formerly of Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Updated at 11:51 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Brig. Gen. Sinclair and assaults on women.

Posted at 11:15 AM

Mae “Artie” Arlene (Pedersen) Barnes, 71, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Updated at 11:01 AM

For those of you with outdoor weekend plans, let me start by apologizing on behalf of the weather-makers.

Posted at 11:00 AM

In the end, Phelps was destroyed by the monster he created

Posted at 9:00 AM

Michael Sine, of Andover, a patrol officer with the Andover Police Department, recently graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Posted at 8:00 AM

The El Dorado City Commission received an update on the Parks and Recreation Department

Posted at 1:01 AM

Spring is here (at least in name), and you’ll soon be wanting to spend more time outdoors. If you’re out at night, you’ll want a good astronomy app to let you know what’s happening in the sky. Here are a few to get you started.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Geese have been flying north for some time. Soon our snow bird population wintering in Florida and other warm places will be driving their RVs (some use cars) toward the North Star. At last, the sun is making its trek north, and we are glad for the...

Posted at 1:01 AM

I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m in a meeting and the leader asks who would like to take the minutes, I always try to find a reason to look down at my notebook as if I didn’t hear him. I’m not a great notes taker, and the task has never been...

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