Hays Public Library launches ‘Passport to the World’ with adventure stories

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BY SOPHIA YOUNG Hays Public Library Fall programs at the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main, will entice a bit of culture with the “Passport to the World” theme starting this month. To mark the beginning of all the festivities, elementary students shared their traveling stories during Tuesday’s afterschool program, “Been There, Done That.” “I went […]

DAVE SAYS: Going to extremes is unhealthy

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Dear Dave, I’ve heard you talk about extreme spenders and extreme savers. Exactly what do these terms mean? Marianne Dear Marianne, Some people have a tendency to live in the moment, while others think more about the future. Financially speaking, those who live in the moment tend to be spenders, while the other type tends […]

Fourteenth Amendment: You be the judge

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The Fourteenth Amendment is being widely discussed again. This focus is on birthright citizenship. Should a illegal parent or parents come to the USA days before a baby is due in order to become a American citizen. The Fourteenth Amendment with its due process clause has been sighted in over 100 court cases including Supreme […]

Agedia Ann (Leiker) Haselhorst

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Gorham, Kansas – Agedia Ann (Leiker) Haselhorst, age 88, died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Via Christ Village Care Center Hays, Kansas. She was born July 26, 1927, in Munjor, Kansas to Paul and Ida (Befort)Leiker. She married Walter J. Haselhorst on August 31, 1948, at Munjor, Kansas. He died June 29,1998. She was a […]

INSIGHT KANSAS: Debating deep faith, moral error in Kan. budget fix

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In mid-June our Republican state Legislature ended its taxes versus spending stalemate. The members did so with first-rate melodrama and the shedding of remorseful tears – some real and some crocodile. Since then various explanations have been provided by legislators, the administration and journalists. All share a common thread: The 2012 tax cuts were wise […]

Joe Edwards Smith

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Joe Edwards Smith, age 87, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Wallace County Community Care Center in Sharon Springs, Kansas. Joe was born August 29, 1927 in Scott City, Kansas, the third child of A.E. & Margaret ( Murphy ) Smith. Joe attended primary school at Greeley County Elementary and graduated from Kemper […]

SCHLAGECK: Wear it well

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Throughout the years, I’ve heard fellas talk about who ought to wear a cowboy hat and who shouldn’t. These conversations are littered with the necessary skills a cowboy must acquire to wear a western hat. Some even suggest issuing a license to wear such apparel. Most livestock men and women tend to dislike things artificial […]

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 […]