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Look for tagged trees to plant in Hays »

Janis Lee, Hays Beautification Committee

During drought periods such as we are currently experiencing in western Kansas one questions whether it is advisable to plant trees or shrubs. Taking the drought into consideration, if you decide to do some landscaping, please be aware of the City of Hays Tree Rebate Program. The Hays Beautification Committee’s most recent projects was for […]

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Raise the minimum wage now »

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America needs a living wage so the lowest-paid workers are able to lift themselves out of poverty and bring economic equality to our nation. On Wednesday, the Senate failed to move forward with legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 over the period of 30 months. The minimum wage has been stuck at […]

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State teachers union comments on school funding bill »

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Submitted by the Kansas National Education Association TOPEKA — With the governor’s signing of HB 2506 into law, districts, teachers, and students lose while Brownback’s special interest agenda advances. KNEA was hopeful that Governor Brownback would listen to the voices of education professionals and public school advocates from throughout the state. Once again, the governor […]

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Praising Pompeo »

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As a farmer in Cloud County, Kansas, I am writing to thank Rep. Mike Pompeo for introducing a bill supporting farmers, American agriculture and safe affordable food. My husband David and I raise alfalfa, wheat, milo, corn and soybeans, and cattle. We’re also the proud parents of three kids, Kendra, Lauren and Wyatt. Lately, I’ve […]

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Professors endorse proposed social media policy »

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Dear Kansas Board of Regents, We write to offer strong support for the joint working group’s revision of the Kansas Board of Regents’ social media policy. The revised policy is laudable in several ways. First, it recognizes the unique and fundamental duty of public universities to contribute to the discovery, creation, and testing of new […]

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Financial challenges of Baby Boomers »

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger

Kansas Insurance Department TOPEKA — Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Kansans to take a look at the challenges that Baby Boomers face in planning a financially secure retirement. “Each day about 10,000 Baby Boomers enter their retirement years,” Commissioner Praeger said. “They are members of a generation who are largely unsure of […]

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President: Barclay College offers four-year degrees »

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Congratulations to Fort Hays State University and to Dodge City Community College. However, Barclay College, Haviland, is currently the only four-year, degree-granting institution in the southwest part of the state of Kansas. DCCC would be the second. Our mission is to prepare students in a Bible-centered environment for effective Christian life, service and leadership. Barclay […]

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HBC helps Hays celebrate Arbor Day »

Janis Lee, Hays Beautification Committee

As the month of April approaches the Hays Beautification Committee is making plans for the 2014 Arbor Day observation in Hays. The Hays observation is scheduled at noon April 17 at Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course. The community is encouraged to join in this observation where we will celebrate the continued importance of trees in […]

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Role of farmers becomes more critical each day »

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“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” – Letter from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington (1787) Dear Fellow Kansan, Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, your answer may be the grocery store. You, I and 155 other […]

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Knoll: In your dreams »

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How many of our dreams embrace reality?  We all know the answer to that question.  Only in a liberal’s dreams can Obama’s agendas move America forward. A couple of weeks ago I was published about the lack of reality in today’s liberal controlled government.  It is one of the reasons I left the leftist’s party […]

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Hays should be growing, not dying »

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What is wrong with Hays that we are going to let another business get pushed out of town due to high rent for a building that is owned by someone that doesn’t even live here or care about Hays? Is there something we can do? There have been too many in the last couple months. […]

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Defeating Alzheimer’s disease »

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By: Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease – a devastating and irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys an individual’s cognitive functioning, including memory and thought. Alzheimer’s currently affects more than 5.2 million people in the United States and more than 35.6 million worldwide. As the population ages, the […]

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Keep your insurance on course »

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By Sandy Praeger Kansas Insurance Commissioner Commissioner’s Corner March 2014 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 5 million motor vehicle wrecks occur every year. If you were in an accident, would you know what information you need for an insurance claim? The Kansas Insurance Department and the National Association of Insurance […]

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