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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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Exposure to violence threatens our children’s future »

Grissom crop

An astonishing 60 percent of American children have been exposed to some form of violence, crime or abuse, ranging from brief encounters as witnesses to serious violent episodes as victims. The consequences can be serious: Poor performance in school, drug and alcohol abuse, long-term physical and psychological ailments, a life of involvement with juvenile and […]

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How Brownback plays his hand in casino decision will be telling »


While the Legislature is out of the Statehouse for its spring break, let’s take a little spin at the roulette wheel. There’s a game of chance going on in the governor’s office, and it will mean jobs, entertainment and state tax revenues, or … not. Spin the wheel, and the governor either signs—or doesn’t sign […]

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Beautiful weekend, busy week in Ellis »

Dena crop

ELLIS — What a beautiful Monday morning! I hope you were all able to take advantage of a great weekend, lots of sunshine and a little wind. It just wouldn’t be Kansas if we didn’t have a little wind. I have to do a short recap of yesterday’s Easter Cantata. To say the least, it […]

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Are ‘religious viewpoint’ laws needed in public schools? »


Remember the hue and cry last fall when a Tennessee teacher told a fifth-grader that she couldn’t write about God as the person she admired most? Well, members of the state legislature didn’t forget. Even though school officials quickly corrected the teacher and apologized to the family, lawmakers seized on the incident to push for […]

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Aging issues addressed in April Extension programs »

Linda Beech

Groucho Marx once said that anyone can get old, all you have to do is live long enough! But growing older is more than merely marking time. Several Extension educational programs in April will explore what it means to age and provide helpful information on these issues for older adults and their families. The regional […]

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Hello from me .. and goodbye to Windows XP


Dallas crop

Hi! My name is Dallas Haselhorst. While I have lived in Hays all my life, please feel free to read my short bio below if you don’t know me. I will be writing this column periodically to help individuals and businesses better understand technology and, more specifically, security. So whether we are talking about the […]

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Time to make sure bulls are ready for spring breeding season »

Campbell Stacy crop

Even though calving season is winding down for some and in full swing for others in Kansas, the spring breeding season is just around the corner. Now is the time to make sure your bulls are ready to perform when the trailer gate opens and they’re dumped out to pasture. What should I be doing […]

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Now That’s Rural: Mike Hilderbrand, Roto-Mix »

Ron Wilson crop

By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development Getting the mix just right. That’s vital, whether one is a cook, a chemist, a cattle feeder, a basketball team – or a business. Today we meet a Kansas company which has become a national leader in making mixers for livestock feed and more. Mike […]

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DAVE SAYS: Booking a hotel without a credit card »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, Is it possible to book a hotel room without a credit card? James Dear James, Absolutely, it is. Just use a debit card. I don’t have a credit card. When it comes to finances, the only pieces of plastic you’ll find in my wallet are two debit cards—one for my business, and the […]

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Twister time: Be informed, be aware, be safe »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Tornadoes in Kansas this spring? No, but there’s snow in the forecast again. Here it is the first of April and that white stuff continues to fall from the sky. While many consider this a cruel April Fool’s joke, don’t become too excited about the wild weather Mother Nature serves up in our state. There’s […]

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The power of vegetables and fruits »

Linda Beech

Yes, Mom was right. She told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. She may not have known the full details of what modern nutrition science says about fruits and vegetables, but she was definitely on the right track. Everything from cancer to heart disease to diabetes to obesity can be improved or delayed by […]

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Court decision the driving force behind legislative discussion »

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The recent Kansas Supreme Court decision in the Gannon school funding case is driving practically all of the discussion in Topeka these days, as legislators work toward a solution to the issue of equity of funding. The court has ordered that such a solution must be in place to provide equity for all Kansas students […]

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