The Kansan - Newton, KS
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By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan McPHERSON — The Bethel College football team got closer to the kind of start they've been looking for and the result was a 28-14 win over McPherson College Saturday at McPherson Stadium. Bethel improves to 2-1, 2-0 in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play. McPherson is 0-3, 0-2 in the KCAC. Bethel was led on offense by Preston Oliver with 30 carries for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Oliver's output was a...

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The Newton USD 373 Board of Education began the long, tedious work or creating a vision statement and strategic planning with more than an hour of meeting with Lester Limon, a consultant with Gravity Works.   “I want us to...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined...

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Ken Jeong is a doctor, and now he plays one on TV. The real-life doctor-turned-comedian-turned-actor stars in “Dr. Ken” as the title character, a physician who needs to work on his bedside manner. Jeong, best known for his roles in the “Hangover”...

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It’s Banned Books Week here in the U.S., an annual event designed to raise awareness about intellectual freedom and celebrate the First Amendment. Launched in 1982,

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There are many ways to kill a spider and a Michigan man took it to new levels of idiocy.

Updated at 12:34 PM

It’s one of the most dismaying poll results I’ve seen: In October 2008, a month before they elected him president, 12 percent of Americans thought Barack Obama was Muslim. Seven years later, now that they know him better, 29 percent have the...

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars appears to have flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the red planet.

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Dave Granlund cartoon on Mars.

Updated at 10:47 AM

It wasn’t Oren Moverman’s Oscar nomination for his screenplay of “The Messenger” that prompted Richard Gere to call him about making a film together. The resulting collaboration on “Time Out of Mind,” written and directed by Moverman, and starring...

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