The Kansan - Newton, KS
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At first it just looked like a small red mark on two-year-old Eli Vela's face, possibly a spider bite. Antibiotics seemed to stop it from spreading. But when he continued not feeling well, his family took him to the emergency room for more testing.The night before June 23, Eli's test came back clear. When he was tested again in the morning, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His mother, Crystal Vela, said the news was devastating, but she immediately became determined...

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Newton KansanThe rainclouds yielded long enough Sunday to allow for a picnic in Halstead's Riverside Park - the same park where scenes from the now classic movie, "Picnic" were filmed almost 60 years ago.Film enthusiast...

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Dave Granlund cartoon on teachers.

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There are new school lunch guidelines this year, and some of the changes have led to a struggle for students and staff.The change creating the biggest struggle, at least for now, is how the state and federal guidelines have changed...

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Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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The remains of five people are sitting in the Records Room at the Harvey County Sheriff's office. For several years, Sheriff T. Walton and Chaplain Jason Reynolds have looked for a solution to respectfully put them to rest.These were...

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The Emmys were held on a Monday night this year for the first time since...

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Could a Full House return be in the works? The family sitcom, which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995,...

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