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Kansas Wheat Scoop: Suburban family goes rural »


By JORDAN HILDEBRAND Kansas Wheat Farming is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, less than one percent of Americans are farmers that dot the rural landscape. So, many Americans don’t have the opportunity to get “farm ” dirty. But, the Kansas Farm Food Connection […]

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Beyond the outrage, is Hobby Lobby decision a win-win? »


Outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case reached fever pitch this week as congressional Democrats prepare to introduce legislation to reverse the ruling. “Your health care decisions are not your boss’s business,” Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., told the New York Times. “Since the Supreme Court decided it will not protect women’s […]

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Elevators taking in less grain this harvest »


By JORDAN HILDEBRAND Kansas Wheat Eric Sperber, representative of Cornerstone Ag LLC in Colby, said that the area was at the halfway point for this year’s harvest. His facility has already been receiving wheat for a week, but he hopes that with cooperating weather farmers will be done within the next week. He reported the […]

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Poll: Water warning or water watch? »

water faucet

After significant rainfall in June, the Hays City Commission on Thursday will consider lifting the Stage 2 water warning and returning to a Stage 1 water watch. What do you think? Click HERE for more information on the issue and a complete agenda for the 6:30 p.m. commission meeting at City Hall.

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Booking photos no longer will be published »


For more than a year, Hays Post has published booking photos of suspects arrested by the Hays Police Department. While they are certainly among the most viewed pages on the website, the concerns about publishing those photos have greatly outweighed any positive feedback. At least temporarily and pending a thoughtful review, Hays Post no longer […]

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Busy week of activities in Ellis »

Dena crop

I wanted to let you all know that the Alliance office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon this week. I am helping with VBS at the Methodist Church in the afternoons. I will return after 3 p.m. if you need something. You can also contact me by phone and I’ll return the call […]

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The white combine calls »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Tuesday, June 24, arrived like most mornings in Finney County. The only difference – humidity levels were high and the dew point skied off the chart. Two inches of rain the last couple days after nearly four years of drought concerned veteran farmer Dwane Roth. He believed conditions were ripe for a serious storm. Shortly […]

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DAVE SAYS: Playing with house money »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, My wife and I just became debt-free, and we’re saving for our first house. We have about $75,000 in savings, and we’d like to buy a home with cash in the next few years. Where do you think we should place our money so it’s working for us while we save? Andrew Dear […]

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Rural students deserve a 21st century education »


By Sen. JERRY MORAN and AJIT PAI As sons of rural Kansas, we are committed to ensuring that children who grow up in the Sunflower State receive the same educational opportunities as students anywhere in America. One of the tools for making certain rural students receive a 21st Century education is broadband Internet access. Broadband […]

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All hands on deck — and rowing in the same direction »

Tammy-Welbrock crop

In June, I completed a four-year training program focused on nonprofit instruction. Offered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this comprehensive course of study is known as the Institute for Organization Management. For the past four summers, I spent one entire week in Madison, Wis., attending classroom-style instruction all day while networking with professional peers […]

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Find a good seat to watch commission on student performance »


Ever been to one of those bars where there’s a two-drink minimum order? It usually means there’s a band or strippers for the entertainment, and it generally means that the show is a good one. Well, they’re not talking about music or pole dancers, but the state’s new K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission, which […]

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REVIEW: ‘Tammy’ is every kind of bad »

Gerstner James crop

In all honesty, there’s really not much to say about “Tammy.” The film is terrible, by just about any set of standards. It’s so hopelessly derivative that it never comes remotely close to something that would constitute an original idea. What’s more, the exceedingly bland “socially awkward loser with an ultimately good heart” trope isn’t […]

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NW Kan. wheat yields down — but still better than last year »

Kansas Wheat crop

Fields across Kansas continue to dry up as farmers statewide are scrambling to finish harvesting their wheat. Yields have continued to be lower than average, but have remained above expectations for the year’s harvest. The quality of the wheat has dropped slightly due to the influx of rainfall, but still remains good overall. Susan Galdanbach, […]

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