delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:02:20 +0000 U.S. Senator visits Halstead Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ashley Bergner Newton Kansan "Is the federal government living within the constraints of the U.S. Constitution? Is it doing the things it's allowed to do?"

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said that's the most common complaint he hears from constituents as he travels across the state. Moran spent time in Halstead Thursday morning visiting with constituents about those issues, and others, during a town hall meeting. Moran told attendees it was important for elected officials to listen to the concerns of voters. [...]]]> Church to host cancer group, speaker Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Dr. Michael Cannon, a member of the staff at the Cancer Center of Kansas, will speak at 7 p.m. April 11  at Shalom Mennonite Church, 800 E. First.  He will speak on the latest discoveries and uses of medicine to treat cancer as well as neuropathy and "chemo fog."

The talk is hosted by the Newton Area Cancer Support Group.

Dr. Cannon, a native of Wichita, graduated from Wichita State University and received his medical degree from the University Of Kansas [...]]]> Bird watching Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Jenna Quentin

Newton Kansan

Sometimes we don't pay attention to what is flying right over our heads. Harvey County's current bird checklist features a whopping 320 species. These checklists name every bird ever recorded in an area, even if they were only seen once.

Harvey County has so many kinds, because of the county's “a good mix” of terrains said local birdwatcher Gregg Friesen.

“West Park woodlands are hard to beat for birdwatching, [...]]]> Newton on 'dangerous suburb' rankings Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 By Chad Frey Newton Kansan Newton appeared in the top 30 of national ranking — but not one the community likely wishes to be on. Recently the town was ranked as one of the most dangerous suburbs in the nation, or at least one of the most dangerous suburbs of 50 selected cities.

"My thoughts are when someone puts together a project of that kind, you have to put some weight to what they are trying to indicate," said police chief Jim Daily.

This month the Movoto real estate blog and company [...]]]> Threshers present research at national undergraduate conference Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Two Bethel College students presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 on the campus of the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Seniors Laura Jensen, Everest, and Rachel Unruh, Raytown, Mo., exhibited a poster based on their work in a Cognitive Psychology laboratory in spring 2013.

“It was very meaningful to me to be able to compare the methods of data collection available to us here at Bethel to other, larger schools that [...]]]> Calgrens awarded scholarships Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:20:15 +0000 MANHATTAN -  Josh and Hannah Calgren were each recently awarded scholarships for Kansas State Univeristy.

Josh Carlgren, a senior at Newton High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Putnam Scholarship during ceremonies  at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. He plans to double major in Accounting and Finance with a Minor in Leadership Studies.

Hannah Carlgren, a senior at Newton High School, was [...]]]> Oscar Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case as adjournment nears Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles in Ukraine Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 If filed, Malaysia Airlines plane lawsuits might not get heard in US Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:53 +0000 Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:42 +0000 A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]]]> BOE discusses spending cash reserves Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Chad Frey Newton Kansan Just how to deal with a possible a projected loss of $359,764 loss in funding is becoming the white elephant in the room at USD 373 board meetings.

Monday superintendent Deb Hamm discussed using cash reserves, and contingency reserves,

"We need to have some direction," Hamm said. "We have until Aug. 25 to approve a budget, but I would like to know if the board is amenable to (using reserves). If you do not want us to do that, then our budgeting process will take a [...]]]> A decade of fun Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 By Chad Frey Newton Kansan In about two weeks downtown main street will be over run with classic cars — three blocks of street will be closed for the annual Newton Downtown Car Show.

It is an event that has grown steadily for 10 years — thanks to planning and promotion year round.

“We usually go to 15 or 20 car shows in the area and promote our car show with a special screen printed shop towel with all the Newton Car Show information and showing the major sponsors” said Dave [...]]]> Annual student exhibit now open in gallery Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Work by 39 Bethel College students is now on display in the annual student art exhibit  which continues through April 25 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery on campus.

The exhibit features work of students in 2013-14 art classes, from a variety of academic disciplines, in media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and book arts.

There will be a reception for the student artists in conjunction with Bethel’s annual URICA Symposium, April 24, [...]]]> Business update: GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]]]> Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Ukraine: Military recaptures eastern airport Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Artists who choose to teach: Faculty art closing reception Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:06 +0000 By Carla Barber Staff Writer Boston Marathon bombing: One year later, a city still heals, runs Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:53:41 +0000 Last Call for Fox Dueling Pianos tickets Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:11:22 +0000 The Newton Fox Theatre will sell tickets only through Wednesday, April 16, for the annual Dueling Pianos FUNdraiser at the Meridian Center. Rock for the Fox tickets are available at Midland National Bank, all Citizens bank locations, and from any Fox board member.

Additionally, the Fox ticket booth will be open for credit card purchases Wednesday, April 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and include barbecue dinner buffet, lively entertainment and a $25 deductible donation to the [...]]]>