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Kansas columnist, 102, keeps tradition in writing


September 1, 2017

PROTECTION, Kan. (AP) — In a world where newspapers and reporters are often cussed and discussed, a 102-year-old Kansan quietly goes about the business of gathering news.

Meet Bonnie Brown, a Protection woman who many think is Kansas' oldest newspaper columnist.

"Do you know of anyone older?" asks Susan Edmonston, editor of the Protection Press, where "Bonnie's Blog" is published each week.

The Wichita Eagle reports Brown's method of journalism doesn't involve Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook or Twitter.

"I don't want anything to do with computers," she says adamantly.

Instead, her style is...

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