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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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'Tis the season for cookies, candies and other holiday goodies. With so many tempting treats available at parties and family gatherings, "healthy" and "holidays" aren't words that are typically used together.According to WebMD, studies show the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season — and, those extra pounds tend to become permanent baggage."It is a challenge to make time for healthy lifestyle choices on a daily basis any time of year, but...

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Given Kansas' severe fiscal crisis, now is the time to abolish the death penalty. The 2014 Death Penalty Advisory Committee Report to the Kansas Judicial Council states it costs four times more to seek the death penalty than when the death...

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Jim and Sonja Goering will celebrate their wedding anniversary with a reception and card shower from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at First Baptist Church, 200 W. Sixth, Newton. Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate the couple's...

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Meals on WheelsThe following is the Meals on Wheels menu for Sunday, Dec. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 27 Items for people with diabetes are listed in parentheses.Sunday — Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy,...

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I first fell in love with felt Advent calendars about six years ago when I saw a Christmas tree with 25 superbly decorated pockets at Pottery Barn.

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WEEK IN RELIGIONAn evangelical Muslim preacher is being investigated by Pakistani police for allegedly making blasphemous comments about Islam in a viral video that began circulating earlier this month.

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WICHITA — Newton High School graduate Abbie Lehman was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American for the 2014 season.Lehman is the eighth Wichita State player to be named to the team, and...

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Middle schoolSeventh-grade boysNewton A 47, Hutchinson 21HUTCHINSON — The Newton middle schools seventh-grade A boys' basketball team downed Hutchinson 47-21 Monday in Hutchinson.Newton led 27-11 at the...

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Kansas BasketballCoaches AssociationPrep PollGIRLSClass 6A — 1. Wichita South, 2. Maize, 3. Olathe South, 4. Shawnee Mission Northwest, 5. Manhattan, 6. Blue Valley, 7. Blue Valley North, 8. Lawrence Free...

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Newton Wrestling ClubGene WhiteMemorial TournamentSunday at EmporiaFirst Place(age group, weight class)Dylan Headrick, 6U, 61Karston Wall, 8U, 58Logan Buchanan, 8U, HwtNick Treaster,...

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