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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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On August 8,1974, Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, announced his resignation. Watergate, the criminal scandal that had begun two years earlier with GOP operatives attempting to bug the Democratic National Committee's Watergate Hotel headquarters, had finally brought him down.No one covered the events...

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Well, so much for that. Just over a year ago, Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh...

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Betty Baehr likes to keep a stack of books close to her chair, ready for her to pick up whenever she wants to read. The Newton resident will read a variety of genres, ranging from novels to historical books. She just finished the New York Times...

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After being the owner of Play-Mor Lanes for 28 years, Glenn (Jr.) Ashcraft is ready to retire and pass the pins onto a new owner.“It’s time to move on,” Ashcraft said.Ashcraft said a lot of people recognize him...

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The 17th annual Day on the Farm will be held on Aug. 16 at the Duerksen/Knepp farm northeast of Goessel.The WillowSpring Downs Derby will be back, featuring experienced jockeys from the last race, as well as newcomers. This stick horse...

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Giving credit where credit is due — and there’s not much credit to go around in “Into the Storm” — this is a movie that wastes no time getting down to business. We get a rainstorm, lightning, a tornado, and four teens in a car sucked up into the...

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With the fiber art movement gaining in popularity and fiber art shows expanding into more galleries and festivals, Carriage Factory Art Gallery is poised to offer south-central Kansas one of the finest fiber art exhibits in the area, said gallery...

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What are we, as a county, doing to keep landfills from filling up? Dawn Warrington, RSVP director, is working to answer that question.Warrington is setting up a volunteer project called Harvey County Goes Clean in the fall. She...

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A few years ago, the Irish actor Brendan Gleeson found himself with a plum role as one of two hitmen (the other was Colin Farrell) in the dark comedy “In Bruges,” which was written and directed by then-first-timer Martin McDonagh. McDonagh went on...

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It’s summer, and if you’re not enjoying the weather by staying out late to look at the night sky, you’re missing out - and you’ll miss out on the next “supermoon” (Aug. 10). Check out these apps to get you in the astronomy mood and to keep you up to...

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