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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.TAKING BACK RACE: The elite men and first wave of amateur runners have started.Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray told them: "We're taking back our race. We're taking back the finish line."

Updated at 9:19 AM

There are two schools of thought regarding how best to approach playing games with your children. The first is the one that I imagine most parents subscribe to, the one that says it's recommended, if not kind of morally obligatory, to quietly and...

Updated at 9:09 AM

We have reporters and photographers all along the Boston Marathon route today. Be sure to visit our special site for updates, photos and videos throughout the day.

Updated at 8:54 AM

In the newsSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the...

Posted at 2:00 AM

It wasn't a typical Chamber ribbon cutting. It didn't take place at a local business, and it wasn't celebrating a new store or a company expansion.However, the members of First Baptist Church in Newton wanted to celebrate the fulfillment...

Updated at 1:52 AM

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” begins with a clip from the original series starring astronomer Carl Sagan (titled “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”) which was first broadcast on PBS in 1980. I remember watching this when I was in elementary school and...

Posted at 1:01 AM

This past Sunday millions of people celebrated Easter. I went out to dinner with my partners’ family rather than cook at home. Years ago I would not have even entertained the thought of not preparing a sumptuous meal with hordes of family in...

Posted at 1:01 AM

The Newton Substance Abuse Board is seeking grant applications for drug, alcohol and substance abuse prevention and education programs.The application deadline for funding is June 13.For more...

Posted at 1:01 AM

All God's Children Preschool at First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Columbus, will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22.The preschool is accepting enrollments for the fall 2014 class. For more...

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