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Internet’s Child Aaron Swartz Becomes Collateral Damage

FONTANA, Ca. -- It was April 9, 2005 when I met the young person who impressed me so much I'd talk about him for 7 years. I was moderating a panel discussion of bloggers at Stanford University on "eDemocracy: The Role of blogs and Online Activists in 2004" The young person: 19-year-old Aaron Swartz.

January 18, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


No New Tax

January 18, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Jacobs’ Letters

We are well underway with the second semester in the Ellinwood Public School district. Winter athletics are reaching the midpoint of their seasons, and academically the district is diligently preparing students for a rigorous curriculum as we transition to the new common core standards. The district also has many exciting initiatives planned for the second half of the school year. We are greatly looking forward to the many accomplishments our students will achieve during the second semester!

January 18, 2013 | | Local News


Fussing Over the Distaff Staff

Washington's latest kerfuffle, at a time when political kerfuffling is epidemic, concerns the number of women in President Obama's inner circle. Some say there are too few.

January 18, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


City of Claflin Council meeting

The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the city building. Present were, Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Kelly Nixon, Casey Hubbard and Leon Oberle. Also present was City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt and Robert Gunder.

January 18, 2013 | | Local News


A continuing concern

The outlook for moisture in 2013 is out there. The consensus is for more moisture but nowhere near enough to recharge subsoil moisture. However, models are predicting a pattern change that should result in a more normal weather pattern for 2014. What can area producers do to make it through the 2013 growing season?

January 18, 2013 | | Agriculture


It’s time to take action against radon

What gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, but is cited as the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? If you guessed radon you are absolutely right. Since January is Radon Action Awareness Month it is the perfect time to bring you up to date on this important topic.

January 18, 2013 | | Local Life


Oil well completions up from year ago levels

WASHINGTON – Oil well drilling trends continue to rise in the fourth quarter of 2012 with exploratory and development wells showing a 15 percent and 16 percent increase from 2011's fourth quarter figures, respectively, according to API's 2012 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Fourth Quarter.

January 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


What happens to Venezuelan oil when Chavez is gone?

BY SEAN COCKERHAM

January 18, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Pawnee County Sheriff's report

January 18, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Turnovers pivotal for Pats defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Rob Ninkovich has a knack for forcing fumbles. He's also pretty good at recovering them.

January 17, 2013 | | AP Sports


Te’o talked of girlfriend after hoax discovered

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.

January 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


49ers looks to Gore in key moments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to be a head coach one day soon, and he already knows at least one person he'd hire on his staff.

January 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs hire Heck as new O-line coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid is putting the final touches on his first coaching staff in Kansas City, hiring former Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heck to fulfill the same duty with the Chiefs.

January 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Mustangs top Larned

ST. JOHN - Macksville High School's boys' basketball team pulled away from Larned in the final eight minutes to tuck away a 62-44 victory.

January 17, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Moms who worry and husbands who don’t

Moms tend to worry a lot.

March 01, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Repotting Houseplants

Spring is just around the corner, and many people I know are experiencing cabin fever. Just as many people want to get out and stretch after a long cold winter, your potted plants are also beginning to respond to the longer days by starting to grow. This means that it may be time to repot your house plants to give them more room. I found an article from K-State Research and Extension's Horticulture department on how to repot your houseplants. This will give them more room and allow them to be a healthier plant, and give you something to ...

March 01, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 17 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Altruism No Substitute for Helping Yourself

We like to be kind to other people.

March 01, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Barton County 4-H Hosts Winter Classic

Barton County 4-H shooting sports leaders hosted the 11th annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic on Saturday, February 21, at the Expo Complex. In the air rifle division, the scores at the end of the day were Sedgwick County – 2004 and Barton County – 2004. The tie was broken on the number of bulls shot by the four team members. Sedgwick County had 38 and Barton County had 34. The team members for Barton County were Parker Smith, Ryan Kohman, Katelyn Reh, and Lake Lyman. It was a very competitive match and all participants were congratulated on their hard work.

March 01, 2015 | | Club News


Trump's in the Clown Car

Well, the joke's on us. Remember during the recent "Saturday Night Live" anniversary special when Sarah Palin conducted a faux Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld? It went like this:

March 01, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Flooding the ER

March 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Soil Environment – Soil Acidity

When most people think of soils in terms of plant growth, they consider soil moisture, how hard or loose the soil is for plants to grow through and the nutrient status of the soil. Too often, whether in production agriculture or not, one factor is often overlooked. This factor plays a role in all aspects of the soil environment. That factor is soil acidity which plays a huge role directly and indirectly in plant growth. This week's column starts the examination of what soil acidity is with following columns devoted to its effects on the soil as a plant ...

March 01, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Public Library is an honor

Dear Editor,

March 01, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Class 5A state wrestling

At Park City

March 01, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 6A state wrestling

Finals

March 01, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Burkes to chair BCC Foundation fundraiser

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign, "Changing Lives – One Gift at a Time," on Sunday, March 1. Lifelong area residents and supporters of the college Gary and Anna Burke will serve as honorary co-chairs for the month-long fundraising drive.

February 28, 2015 | | News


VALLEY CHAMPS

WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 8 Jayhawks rally past Texas 69-64

LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Hosmer hoping to build off postseason success

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


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