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 […]

HPD arrest log, July 20 to 22

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All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ————————– Kala Blair Blatt, 31, Hays, was arrested at 7:47 p.m. July 20 in the 3300 block of Vine on suspicion of theft. Caroline Lee Vonlintel, 53, Hays, was arrested at 9:35 a.m. July 22 in the 3900 block of East Eighth […]

Hearing held for 4 charged in gun store owner’s death

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — One of four suspects has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the death of a suburban Kansas City gun store owner killed during a botched robbery. Jon Bieker died after the January shooting at his Shawnee, Kansas, store called She’s a Pistol. Police said gunfire erupted after four men […]

Hurricanes Smith and Jaeger catch the gold

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Submitted LAWRENCE — Ten-year-old Hays Hurricanes swimmers Zachary Smith and Amelia Jaeger will end the long-course swimming season by bringing home 11 medal finishes in 13 races at the Missouri Valley Champs meet in Lawrence last weekend. Smith swam six races, bringing home two golds in the 50- and 100-meter fly, two silvers in the […]

SCHLAGECK: Plant the seed

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

The farm has always been a fertile field for producing crops, but it is also an environment rich with learning experiences. For generations, children who grow up and work with their parents on the family farm have learned valuable skills about cultivating crops. While they are learning to sow seeds, cultivate weeds and harvest grains, […]

‘Voices of the Tigers’ will air this week on Eagle TV


Six former and current “Voices of the Tigers” met last week at Smoky Hills Country Club for a look back at covering Fort Hays State University athletics. The conversation spanned generations and included Bob Schmidt, Eagle Communications board chairman; Kay Melia, former Goodland radio station owner; Bob Davis, Voice of the Jayhawks; Wyatt Thompson, Voice […]

Hot, windy Monday

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  Highs in the 90s are expected today with a chance of thunderstorms across northwest and west central Kansas. TodayA 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 98. Breezy, with a south wind around 22 mph. TonightPartly cloudy, with a low around 76. […]

FHSU grad joins staff of Colorado university


Skyler Rorabaugh, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fort Hays State University, has joined the staff of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Rorabaugh recently was named director of the UCCS Campus Recreation Center. Click HERE for more from UCCS.