MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Southpaw’ is a plodding miss


The boxing movie – usually it goes something like this: punch, punch, win, life tragedy, train, train, train, punch, punch, punch, win or lose, and finally redemption. That’s all well and fine, but it’s usually pretty similar. “Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker is another in a long line of “troubled protagonist trains his […]

SCHLAGECK: Make the most of mealtime

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

In today’s harried world, seems like everyone’s schedule is filled to the brim with activities. Both parents work, kids go to school and participate in student government, sports or any number of events. Seems families meet each other coming and going. Still, most parents believe it’s more important than ever to dedicate the dinner hour […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ’Ant-Man’ offers full-sized thrills


Marvel’s indisputable talent is its consistent ability to make ideas that have no right to work, work. “Guardians of the Galaxy” should not have worked. It was ludicrous, but it satisfied fanboys and, more importantly, it set a great many hearts to racing. Everyone knows Batman and Spider-Man are big, popular comics that translate to […]

FHSU alum named principal at Liberal High School

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By LARRY PHILLIPS (Liberal) Leader & Times LIBERAL — After the unexpected death of Liberal High School Principal Rafe Begley on June 30, the USD No. 480 Board of Education had to start looking for a suitable replacement. On Monday, the board announced the LHS assistant principal has been promoted to principal, according to a statement released […]

Wichita State professors share views on changing political climate


Wichita State University You don’t have to follow politics to know that different factions of American government can’t seem to get along. Partisan ideology has created a sharp divide between the Democratic and Republican parties that has bled over into everyday life. As the rhetoric heats up ahead of the 2016 presidential battle, those divisions […]

China’s most severe test continues


The first weekend in June brings China’s “gao kao” or “high test.” Today, I am walking through the crowd of students awaiting the re-opening of the school doors and the beginning of the afternoon test session.This is the test that will determine their life. Score high and they may be able to enter the first […]

Sternberg Museum plans summer camps to inspire passion for science

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FHSU University Relations Paleontology, geology and biology camps will offer elementary, middle and high school students an opportunity to fall in love with science this summer through Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History series of outdoor field camps, day camps and overnight family camping trips. “Using the spectacular natural history resources of […]

Rodeo prepares FHSU sisters to lasso a bright future

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FHSU University Relations This possibly was going to be Tonnica Ouellette’s final home performance for the Fort Hays State University rodeo team. So she wanted it to be a special weekend. That it was, and then some. A senior from Yoder, Colo., Ouellette will finish her bachelor’s degree in exercise science at FHSU this summer […]

Lois (Deardorff) Holland


Lois (Deardorff) Holland, 96, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015, in Kaiser North Hospital in Sacramento, California. Lois was born with her twin sister, Loise, in Southeast Kansas on November 24, 1919 and grew up with her parents, Ray and Elva Deardorff, and siblings, brother Dean and sister Loise, in Waldo, Kansas, through the […]