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Historic western Kansas cattle trail study open for comment »

Trail cowboys gathered around chuckwagon in the region of the Texas Panhandle and Western Oklahoma Territory.  Photo courtesy Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism TOPEKA– The National Park Service (NPS) is inviting comments on its Draft Chisholm and Great Western National Historic Trail Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment. The 170-page study evaluates whether the two historic trails are eligible for designation as national historic trails. Once comments are received and evaluated, the final study […]

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Academic accolades for area students »


Submitted ATCHINSON — Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Mary Ellen Wagoner of Hays, KS was recently named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester, which ended in December. To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a […]

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2015 Marketplace early enrollment estimates in Kansas »


KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released summary enrollment data for the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As of January 16, 2015, there are 80,064 Kansans who have enrolled in health insurance coverage through the Kansas marketplace since open enrollment began on November 15, 2014. […]

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Characterization of Humane Society 100% wrong »

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Your recent column on the Humane Society of the United States caught my eye because I grew up hunting, fishing and trapping in Kansas fields and rivers (“Just who is the Humane Society of the United States?,” 1/18). As a hunter and also a member of The HSUS, I can tell you that Steve Gilliland’s […]

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Back to the future, locked and loaded »

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  I always thought that the fundamental untrustworthiness of human nature is why we need laws. Even among normally law-abiding, sensible, decent people, judgment is impaired from time to time, sometimes fatally, by emotion, by stress, chemicals, hormones, hot sun, sweltering nights, youth and any number of other things. Civilization, I thought, was the difference […]

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Phyllis Ann Long »

Phyllis Ann Long, age 71, passed away on January 28, 2015 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on May 29, 1943 in Garden City, Kansas, the daughter of Gene and Madelene Gish Holloway. A resident of the Scott City community since moving from Hays, Kansas in 1967, she was […]

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Angela Sue Simpson »

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Angela Sue Simpson, age 40, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas surrounded by her family. She was born on July 22, 1974 in Syracuse, Kansas, the daughter of Roger and Kay Lindner Potter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City, […]

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Study examines the nation’s hardest places to live »

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Ellis County fared well in a comprehensive look examining the hardest places in America to live. The New York Times study, published in Times Magazine, compared education, income, unemployment and other elements in each of the counties in the U.S. Click HERE for the story and interactive map.

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Midwest Energy’s community solar array goes online »

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COLBY – Midwest Energy’s 1-megawatt community solar array, the largest photovoltaic array in Kansas, entered service today and began generating electricity to the grid. Located in Colby, the array covers eight acres of pasture and features 3,963 panels, owned by dozens of Midwest Energy electric customers throughout central and western Kansas.  Each panel is attached […]

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Indiana’s new ‘Just In’ — on the way out (UPDATED) »

Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center

This “just in”: Indiana Governor Mike Pence said Thursday he has terminated development of a state-run, state-funded news operation called “JustIn” which reportedly would have published stories based on state-written news releases about state programs, policies and government officials. State planning documents reported earlier by the Indianapolis Star said the operation would have reshaped news […]

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FHSU Softball picked 5th in MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll »

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MIAA Sports Information KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Emporia State has been selected by the league’s coaches to finish atop the standings at the end of the season. The Hornets claimed 12 of the possible 14 fist place votes after finishing atop the league standings last season. Central Oklahoma claimed the other two first place votes […]

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Langley Named to NCBWA Preseason All-Central Region Team »

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FHSU Athletics Fort Hays State senior baseball player Cooper Langley has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-Central Region Team for the 2015 season. Langley was selected to the second team as a designated hitter. Langley will most likely see the majority of his time as the Tigers’ first baseman this […]

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Hurricanes host Sweetheart Splash Swim Meet this weekend »

The Hays Hurricanes will host the Sweetheart Splash Swim Meet at FHSU on Saturday Jan. 3.t at 11 a.m. Swimmers in the Western Kansas Swim Club from Hays, Great Bend, Scott City and other western Kansas swim teams will compete.

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