The Kansan - Newton, KS
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During  a discussion of district goals for USD 373  a factoid popped up while talking about student achievement. Last year less than half of students graduating from Newton High School took the ACT exam, something that was voiced as a concern as the Board of Education reviewed ACT scores and trends."How are students advised, encouraged or discouraged from taking the ACT test," asked board member Dick Koontz.The short answer, according to NHS principal Roger...

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The Harvey County Council on Agining will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main.Agenda items include meeting calendar, an update from the Central Plains AAA Council, an update...

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After the first week of school, my 11-year-old student informant reported back from the “trenches.” The new school year is looking good with a new teacher “better than last year. She’s nice. She doesn’t yell and doesn’t get mad. She went over the...

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HESSTON — The Hesston High School girls' tennis team finished second Monday at the Hesston Invitational.The meet was a make-up of a meet rained out earlier in the season.McPherson edged Hesston 30-22 for the team title. Maize...

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With six gymnasts returning, including a state medalist, the Newton High School gymnastics team is set for a strong season in 2014.JoAnne Thaw begins her 41st season as the Railer coach. She is assisted by Jack Thaw.Newton was...

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MANHATTAN — The Newton High School boys' cross country team took second, while the Railer girls were fourth Saturday at the 13-team Manhattan Invitational at Warner Park.The Manhattan boys downed Newton 46-88 for the team title.

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Halstead gradtakes honorsWICHITA — Halstead High School grad Simon McKee, senior quarterback at Tabor College, was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the...

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Research suggests that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) trumps steady-state cardio when it comes to fat loss, calorie burn and increasing endurance.

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[WARNING: The following contains many juicy spoilers from the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. Read at your own risk!] 

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