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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Posted Jun 21, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week: Brian Reimer of Newton Fire/EMS who announced his retirement, and whose community involvement was highlighted in The Kansan's Giving Back series. The summer food program, which has served more than 2,500 meals in the first two weeks of operation. Sunnie Boggs and Gary Buchanan of West Virginia, who are walking across the nation to raise funds for St. Jude's...

Posted Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01 AM

For decades we have believed public education to be important, and an important legislative issue, for the state of Kansas. This week, we are bearing that out, as we involved every reporter on staff in taking a look at the effects of shuttering...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Once again, mass violence has taken the lives of innocents, this time at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week: Marcus Coleman of Newton, who is operating four teams for MAYB Basketball this summer and competed in the summer kick off...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 11:56 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has given landowners a way to fight back if they feel government bureaucratic decisions are unfair or flawed.That is good news.

Posted Jun 4, 2016 at 1:01 AM

With the state legislature adjourning Wednesday without trying to respond to a supreme court ruling, and a July 1 deadline to do so, this has become a scary time for educators, parents and students. If that deadline is not met, the Supreme...

Posted May 24, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week: Jason Heppler of the Newton Police Department, whose community involvement was profiled in the Kansan's “Giving...

Posted May 20, 2016 at 1:01 AM

For once, we agree with Sam Brownback. We agree with him whole-heartedly. His words about transgender bathrooms and the role of government are spot on. “Furthermore, it is astonishing that the Administration would be willing to...

Posted May 10, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week: Lyle Cartstenson of Newton, whose voluntary service was profiled as part of the Kansan's “Giving...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Monday's Board of Education was rather routine — aside from a presentation by students who participated in "Destination Imagination" and qualified for the international championship — but tucked inside the discussions of the board...

Posted Apr 21, 2016 at 1:01 AM

I opened a personally addressed envelope the other day and lo and behold! What did I find but another amazing offer to purchase a “bundle” which would combine my web connection, my telephone line, my cellphone, unlimited choices of...

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