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Judy Bennett »

Phillipsburg resident Judy Bennett passed away Oct. 15, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE at the age of 68. She was born April 8, 1946 in Hays, KS, the daughter of Leonard & Regina (Dreiling) Braun. She owned and operated her own sewing and monogramming business, A Bennett Creation, in Phillipsburg. Her […]

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Putting blame where it belongs »

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We aren’t going to win any friends among our peers within the media, but we think it’s important to come clean. Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature aren’t to blame because their massive tax cut policy has failed to live up to expectations. It’s our fault, and by “our” I mean the media, because […]

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Perplexed by school finance? Expert weighs in with explainer »

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In the latest edition of the Tallman Education Report, Mark Tallman of the Kansas Association of School Boards attempts to clarify school funding across the state. School funding was the driving issue of the 2014 legislative session and remains the focus of several local and statewide races. Click HERE for Tallman’s take.  

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Expert on tobacco policy will conduct meetings on FHSU campus »


FHSU University Relations Ty Patterson, director of the national Center for Tobacco Policy, Springfield, Mo., will be on the Fort Hays State University campus on Monday and Tuesday to work with the university’s Tobacco Policy Task Force. Patterson will meet with several university groups to gather information on a new policy for tobacco on campus. […]

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Gorham German food buffet will raise money for park »

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GORHAM — The Gorham Community Development Association will hold another fundraiser in hopes of generating funds for park improvements. The German food buffet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Gorham Senior Center. The menu will include green bean & dumpling soup, wedding roast, galuskies, brats and kraut, noodle and beans, kase noodles, […]

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Roberts, Orman race remains among most-watched nationally »

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The race between longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Independent upstart Greg Orman continues to garner national attention. Read the latest view from outside via USA Today HERE. Fort Hays State University political science professor Chapman Rackaway weighed in on the analysis.

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Holder: U.S. to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states. The states are Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada. The Justice Department says it will ensure that same-sex couples in those states are given federal benefits as soon as possible. Those states were affected by a recent Supreme Court […]

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Michigan funeral home provides drive-through option »


SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-through viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations. […]

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Community Connection: Award-winning baton twirlers »

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In the latest edition of Community Connection, Eagle’s Mike Cooper visits with Shelby Schumacher and Molly Johnson on their awards at the National Baton Twirling Championship and Competition in South Bend, Ind. Check out the entire interview HERE.

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Stockton FFA gears up for annual Halloween fundraising night »


STOCKTON — The Stockton FFA will have its annual Goblin’s Glory Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 23 at the Stockton High School gyms. The events start with a soup supper at 6 p.m., followed by a kids costume contest at 6:30 p.m. There will be two age divisions — age 6 and younger and ages 7 […]

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HaysMed earns honors for overall patient experience »

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Hays Medical Center was recently recognized with two Excellence through Insight awards for patient experience by HealthStream Inc., according to a news release issued Thursday. One award recognized the  Cardiac Progressive Care Unit in the hospital and the other honored Dr. Michelle Pope in the Pediatric Clinic. HaysMed was awarded this honor for their commitment to […]

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Crossing party lines to vote for Senate challenger »

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One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different outcomes. Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to spend all their time yelling across the aisle at each other, playing partisan games, then wondering why the real problems do not get solved. Budgets don’t get passed, and gridlock is a […]

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Aloysius Rohr »

Aloysius Rohr, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at his home in Lincoln. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney.

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