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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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It has been a mere 15 years since we last heard from Don Henley, solo speaking. His latest album, “Cass County,” is a nice trip back to where it began for the man who grew up in the East Texas plains. Henley’s Southern country-fried rock roots were the framework that helped the Eagles soar to legendary heights during the ’70s. His drumming, singing style, and songwriting talents were second to none.

Updated at 8:36 AM

Like Donald Trump, I love to live-tweet a debate. Unlike Trump, I don’t retweet sycophants who use all caps and horrible grammar to tell me how great I am.Also unlike Trump, I don’t have a crush on Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Updated at 8:31 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

Posted at 1:01 AM

When I say "my shotgun still works," you might guess what to expect, but for the uninitiated and the unsuspecting, maybe I should explain that we’re going to be scattershooting; jumping back and forth between topics. So hold on tight and...

Posted at 1:01 AM

I am a member of Newton American Legion Post 2, and I am not very happy with the State Legislature and the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs.   The first thing that met my eye in the last Sunflower Legionnaire was a special...

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Mary Cole will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the First Church of God Family Life Center, 620 Fairview, Newton.  Mary retired from the laundry at Newton Medical Center. She has two...

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Hartzel Schmidt wil celebrate his 90th birthday Wednesday, Oct. 12.  Hartzel received his early education at Goessel, graduating in 1944, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Bethel College and a master's degree in business...

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Sometimes people ask me to tell them about my most interesting interviews. They get really quiet, expecting to hear me rattle off a list of famous names that I’ve scratched down in my skinny reporter’s notebook.

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The railroad is a huge part of daily life in Harvey County, from waiting at a crossing to hearing the long whistle. The AT&SF Railroad has a strong history in Newton and Harvey County, but it was not the only railroad to provide much needed...

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TOPEKA – Bethel College’s Dan Quinlin, professor of languages, and Hesston Colleges's Michele Hershberger, professor of Bible and Ministry, were among 17 faculty members across the state selected to receive the...

Posted at 12:00 AM

BURRTON — Tough love has been a theme for the Burrton Chargers during the process of trying to turn things around in 2015. The process continues as the Chargers host Tescott Friday for a 7 p.m. district matchup. For Burrton (1-5, 0-2...

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