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Louise Barger »

Louise Barger

Edith Carrie “Louise” (McLeod) Barger passed away on July 1, 2015 in Shawnee. She was born on July 11, 1916 in Alma, Illinois, to Doctor Walter and Rev. Ruby McLeod. She married Russell L. Barger, her soulmate and love, on March 16, 1941. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage together, until Russell’s death on January […]

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INSIGHT KANSAS: Lurching from one financial crisis to the next »

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After smooth sailing financially for most of the 20th century, risky, ill-considered actions on state taxes now send Kansas’ ship of state lurching from one financial crisis to the next. And Kansans will bear the burden of these decisions for the foreseeable future. This radical experiment has produced five years of deficit spending, budget cuts, […]

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NW Kansan among those named to federal ag advisory committees »


MANHATTAN — Today, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees. Steve Baccus, Minneapolis, was appointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee. Tracy Brunner, Lost Springs, will serve on […]

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Alvin H. Fisher »

Alvin H. Fisher

Alvin H. Fisher, age 90, of Ellis, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at Via Christi Village, Hays. He was born November 10, 1924 in Antonino, Kansas to Zacheus and Monica (Rupp) Fisher. He married Anna Mary Pfeifer in Hays, Kansas on April 10, 1947. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2001. He […]

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FHSU ag research published in John Deere magazine »

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FHSU University Relations Research related to farm field data collected by undergraduate agricultural students at Fort Hays State University has been published in John Deere’s The Furrow magazine. Over the course of five semesters, 130 students in Technology in Agriculture classes taught by Dr. Craig Smith, assistant professor of agricultural business, worked on projects evaluating […]

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Eagle Communications invited to Google Partners All -Stars Summit »

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Eagle Communications earned a place at the 2015 North American Google Partners All-Stars Summit on July 22. The event takes place at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Eagle, which remains the only Google Partner in the majority of the four-state area it serves, has been a Google Partner since 2014. Gary Shorman, President and […]

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Victory Christian Academy will have open house »

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Victory Christian Academy, housed in Celebration Community Church, will be hosting an open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. “VCA’s teachers Desty Cox and Kate Tillman are committed to providing the very best educational experience in a loving, caring, Christian environment,” the school said in a news release. The open house is for parents […]

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Reduce summertime trips to the emergency room »

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Kansas State Fire Marshal Summertime means spending more time outdoors for many Kansas families. Summer is also when there is an increase in visits to the emergency room due to fire and burn injury. Barbecue grills, campfires and fireworks can cause serious injuries to children. Safe Kids Kansas, the Office of the State Fire Marshal […]

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Clarence C. Zillinger »

Andrew Clarence Zillinger

Lifelong Phillips County resident, Andrew C. Zillinger, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, KS at the age of 88. He was born January 1, 1927 in Stuttgart, KS, the sixth of ten children born to Philip & Janie (Griffin) Zillinger. He was a farmer and rancher. Survivors include […]

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KDWPT: Use common sense to prevent drowning tragedy »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–The Fourth of July Holiday is popular with Kansas state park patrons. It’s hot, and being outdoors close to the water draws thousands. Most parks have designated swimming beaches, buoyed for safety, but there are no lifeguards. Swimmers must obey safety rules and use common sense to prevent […]

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Larry E. Macy »

Larry Macy

Larry E. Macy, age 67, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Trego County Long Term Care Center WaKeeney, Kansas. He was born May 13, 1948, in Portis, Kansas to Gordon and Irene (Teselle) Macy. He married Kate (Strickert) Macy and they later divorced. He married Glenda Macy and they later divorced. He was an […]

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Linda Beech: Keep barbecue safe for all to enjoy »

Linda Beech is Ellis County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences with Kansas State Research and Extension.

For many people, summer holidays such as the Fourth of July mean firing up the grill to enjoy outdoor meals with family and friends. Here are four barbecue food safety reminders from Liz Boyle, K-State Research and Extension meat specialist, to ensure everyone enjoys the food and the holiday. 1. Avoid cross-contamination. Frequently washing hands […]

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The First Amendment and the power of ‘fear’ »

Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In a world wracked by terrorism, that carries even more meaning today. When FDR spoke those words in 1933, the threat was the economic and social impact of the Great Depression. Today, it’s the always-present threat of terrorist […]

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