The Kansan - Newton, KS
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The first time Jillian Mercado thought seriously about becoming a professional model, she decided to seek out a mentor. So, she pulled out her laptop and scoured the Internet for someone in the modeling world who looked like she did: someone with a physical disability. Someone who used a wheelchair. Her search came up empty.

Posted at 8:00 AM

There is just something about cardboard boxes and cats. While most felines are content hanging out in soda can boxes and delivery boxes, some cats have some finer tastes.

Posted at 7:45 AM

In the first film carried entirely by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the creators of the recently shuttered sketch-comedy show "Key and Peele" take a slender idea about the search for a cute kitten that has gone missing and spin it into comic...

Posted at 2:48 AM

Handling a record 804 adult criminal cases in 2015 was not an achievement Harvey County Attorney David Yoder was thrilled to accomplish. Compounding the issue was the fact that, with four prosecutors in the county attorney's office, that made...

Updated at 1:53 AM

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The Newton Dog Park Project (NDPP) met with the City Commission to discuss the proposed dog park at 4:30 p.m. on April 18. City staff members were also in attendance, as well as NDPP supporter and fiscal sponsor Caring Hands Humane Society...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Leave it to Asghar Farhadi to pull back the chador on Iranian society, and do it with style and substance. “Fireworks Wednesday,” the latest from the Iranian wunderkind, was made 10 years ago but plays like new with its timeless scenes of marital...

Posted at 1:01 AM

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Watching two black cats chasing a kitten might not sound like a recipe for laughs, but in the hands of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele it’s pretty funny. Well, at least most of the time.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Monday's Board of Education was rather routine — aside from a presentation by students who participated in "Destination Imagination" and qualified for the international championship — but tucked inside the discussions of the board...

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