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Updated Jul 6, 2016 at 5:34 PM

  One decision by the Supreme Court is complete, a second is coming later this year. The justices issued a brief order Wednesday setting oral arguments for Sept. 21 and gave the parties until Aug. 12 to file any supplemental written arguments. The court will decide on adequacy issues. “Adequacy is whether or not there are enough resources in the system for schools to do what we tell them we have to do,” said John Robb, a Newton attorney who is part of the...

Posted Jul 6, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Leah Mullins, a fifth-grader at Newton Bible Christian School, has earned national recognition for creative writing. After receiving first place honors at the state level, Mullins' short story submission advanced to the...

Posted Jun 29, 2016 at 3:01 PM

  Possible changes to Head Start could force Newton USD 373 to find more classrooms for the program — or could cause the district to not accept a future grant for the program. "The district went into the Head Start...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 1:01 AM

  TOPEKA — Top Republicans were forced Friday to rewrite an education funding plan, the passed it through both the House and Senate, in an attempt to satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Rempel receives degree, awards Scott L. Rempel of Newton received his M.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine on May 14 with a number of awards as well, including the Family Medicine award, KAFP...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 10:46 AM

  Last week the FIRST Robotics team at Newton High School hosted a camp, one designed for children ages eight to 12. The camp is structured much like FIRST Robotics. Campers have a limited amount of time to build a robot to...

Posted Jun 18, 2016 at 1:01 AM

In the first two weeks of operation the summer food program has served up nearly 600 breakfast and 1,900 lunches to Newton children. “Those numbers are good,” said Jennifer Rose of Peace Connections, a program partner and...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 1:01 AM

If your children are grown, or you are not currently a parent, you might be tempted see the impending school shutdown as no big issue.  Many Kansas residents are looking at a potential shutdown and easily shrugging it off. After all,...

Posted Jun 9, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Tabor College names 2016 spring semester Dean’s List HILLSBORO – Tabor College released the 2016 spring semester Deans’ List. The entire list includes 18 freshmen,...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 2:21 PM

If your children or children you know attend Latchkey or the Summer Food Program, be aware that those, as well as numerous other programs, are being threatened by an impending school shutdown, which is currently scheduled for July 1. After...

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 4:05 PM

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback is calling the Kansas Legislature into special session to deal with education funding issues. The Republican governor said Tuesday that he would call a...

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