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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


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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 »

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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 »

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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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Law forces voters to decide before they have all the information »


Let’s see, it’s June, the weather is nice, the kids are out of school and you have read enough about candidates in Kansas that you decide to switch parties so you can vote for (or actually against) a candidate you like (or don’t). Enjoy that month of June decision-making, because it’s your last one. That’s […]

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‘Noah’ survives an odd storm »

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When it rains, it pours. Quite frankly, the deluge in “Noah” starts long before the flood does. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting out of “Noah,” but it’s not what I got. “Noah” tells a very long, very sprawling tale that goes far beyond the “animals came two by two” bit. The marketing […]

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DAVE SAYS: Trading debt for a career »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, I’m considering a career change and becoming a financial adviser. It would mean a 45 percent cut in salary for three to four years, and I’d have to take on debt in order to survive the cut. Is this a smart move? Travis Dear Travis, No, it’s not. You didn’t give me a […]

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‘Abracadabra!’ Judge says Teller’s trick is protected »

Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center

Now you see it. Now you don’t … or don’t copy it, at least. Magician Teller of “Penn and Teller” sued another magician in 2012 in federal court in Nevada over what Teller asserted was a copycat performance of Teller’s signature trick, “Shadows,” and his competitor’s offer to sell the secret behind the illusion. In […]

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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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