NEWS

Democrat appeals for grassroots growth here

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He’s young, energetic, and a veteran with the Kansas Democratic Party.Kerry Gooch, 24, assumed the post of executive director three weeks ago. In that short time he is already making his way across the state spurring efforts to establish more county organizations.A graduate... [More]

Farm life still suits Wood, 97

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MORAN — At 97, it’s a safe bet Ruth Wood is the sole survivor of the 1936 graduating class of Elsmore High School.After all, there were only a dozen in her class.She fondly remembers walking the three miles to school and back each day. And though she wanted to take... [More]

Forensics duo places at nationals

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MORAN — Mention comedic couples to history buffs and the pairings of such stalwarts as Lucy and Ricky or George and Gracie come to mind.Ask the same question at Marmaton Valley High School, meanwhile, and you’ll just as easily hear about Payton and Emily.Payton Wilson... [More]

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SPORTS

Iola golf wins fourth at state; Macha takes fifth individually

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McPHERSON — There was a sense of deja vu for Iola High’s golf team at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson on Wednesday. Iola took fourth place for the second year in a row, despite shooting 20 strokes better. Last season, Iola... [More]

Yates Center’s Wagner places ninth

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LA CROSSE — Yates Center’s Remi Wagner finished the season with a ninth place finish at the State Sand Greens Tournament. He shot an 82 overall.“He started a little shaky putting his drive out of bounds on his first hole and leaving several putts short to shoot... [More]

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OPINIONS

Ultra-conservatives double-down on starving state services

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By law, Kansas legislators must balance a budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, before they can adjourn.They are now one week past the scheduled 90-day session, which means Kansas taxpayers are paying an additional $43,000 for every additional day they meet. With... [More]

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