thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/article/20121211/NEWS/121219890/0/opinion thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:48:13 +0000 Sub search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet to be finished in week http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419119/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419119/0/opinion Legacy of service http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419242/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000 By Ashley Bergner Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419242/0/opinion Janet Weaver, principal at Sunset Elementary in Newton, said everyone at school knows when long-time volunteer Stacey Musser enters the building. Her smile and positive attitude are infectious, and it's easy to see her enthusiasm for supporting education.

"Mrs. Musser is just a vital part of our school function," Weaver said. "She has such positive energy. Students and staff just positively adore her. ... She lights up a room when she comes into it."

To thank [...]]]> Meeting notices http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419167/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419167/0/opinion City Commission to meet

The Newton City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. April 22 at Newton City Hall, 201 E. Sixth.

Agenda items include mayoral appointments, quarterly financial reports, a proclamation for public works week, a proclamation for Arbor Day, a proclamation of National Bike Month, a proclamation for National Police Week and Peace Officers' Memorial Day, a consideration for construction of a new manufacturing facility in Newton, recommendations from [...]]]> Election changes lead to public forum http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419254/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419254/0/opinion By Chad Frey

Newton Kansan

State election rule changes have caused confusion among voters, and candidates.

"There is a lot of misinformation out there," said Deputy County Clerk Rick Piepho.

One of those confusing issues is just what the deadline is to switch parties for upcoming primaries. It is just one of several new requirements for voters — including showing a photo identification at the polls and proof of citizenship for new registrants. With [...]]]> Business update: US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419163/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419163/0/opinion Church to host cancer group, speaker http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419260/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:30:30 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419260/0/opinion Dr. Michael Cannon, a member of the staff at the Cancer Center of Kansas, will speak at 7 p.m. April 22 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 School Of [...]]]> Avalanche sweeps down Mount Everest, killing at least 12 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419199/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419199/0/opinion What to do this weekend: Wheat State Antique Truck Show http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419252/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419252/0/opinion Saturday the Wheat State Chapter of the American Truck Historical Association will host the 11th annual Wheat State Antique Truck Show. The show will happen rain or shine.

1. Trucks of every type

For truck lovers there will be antiques, semis, fire trucks, small trucks, custom trucks and military vehicles on display during the six hour show. Vehicles will come from Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas.

2. More than trucks

One year ago the show featured not only [...]]]> Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines jet http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419201/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419201/0/opinion Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419208/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:53 +0000 By The Associated Press http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419208/0/opinion MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]]]> Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419209/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:57:56 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419209/0/opinion 3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419217/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:52:39 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419217/0/opinion Morning Jolt: Evacuation order came too late for many on sinking ferry http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419218/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:51:48 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419218/0/opinion In the news

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

The first instructions from the captain [...]]]> U.S. Senator visits Halstead http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419255/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ashley Bergner Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419255/0/opinion "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. [...]]]> Bird watching http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419391/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419391/0/opinion 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, [...]]]> Today in the News: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419207/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:59:24 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419207/0/opinion News to know

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of [...]]]> Business update: Detroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419210/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:57:19 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419210/0/opinion Texas town still recovering a year after deadly plant explosion http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419212/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:57 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419212/0/opinion Robot sub makes first complete search for Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419215/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:54:23 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419215/0/opinion Newton on 'dangerous suburb' rankings http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419385/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 By Chad Frey Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419385/0/opinion 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 [...]]]> thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/article/20121211/NEWS/121219890/0/opinion thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:48:13 +0000 thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/article/20121211/NEWS/121219890/0/opinion thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:48:14 +0000