The Kansan - Newton, KS
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1. Grab a bite Taste of Newton downtown is one of the largest events of the year, this year from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8. The annual food festival features a wide variety of culinary offerings from local restaurants, churches and civic groups. There is also live entertainment. Admission is free, so all the cash you carry can be used to fill your belly that night.

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A confusing situation led to a pair of arrests. A short car chase ensued after a shoplifting incident at about 12:20 p.m. Oct. 5 at Wal-Mart.   Two men were spotted shoplifting at Wal-Mart and fled the store. Store...

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The building that once hosted Alco at 2406 N. Anderson Ave is coming down, the end of an era in the Newton community.   “We have contracted to have it torn down and cleaned up,” said Joe Lorimor, part of the...

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Remember when we only feared other countries?Who would have believed that the two weeks of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War were the good old days.

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  Deborah Hamm, Superintendent of Schools for Newton USD 373, will be the guest speaker for a meeting of the Newton Area Branch of AAUW (American Association of University...

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In 1989, "Back to the Future II" presented its vision of the year 2015: Think hoverboards, video phone calls, fax machines, dehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series. (The actor who played Biff, Tom Wilson,

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Parents deciphering the acronyms their teens use over text and on social media is something better...

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After seeing Kevin Durant shoot down his report and call him a liar, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith responded to the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar on First...

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Is Nicole Kidman the latest celebrity to land a guest-starring role on

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Make extra income from an empty rental apartment, a small studio, or possibly even a spare bedroom... and get to know people from around the globe? Sounds good to us. Vacation hosting for pay via websites like 

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