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School Choice in Texas: Subjecting Students to the Whims of Wall Street

About a quarter of the kids in the San Antonio school district attend charter schools. Most are the low-income, minority students we think about when we imagine providing innovative opportunities for kids stuck in failing public schools in bad neighborhoods. For a long time, school reform has targeted only kids from poor families. You know, the lucky ones who get those free lunches.

January 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Too early to say

Travel anywhere in the Sunflower State and people will tell you it's dry. It's so dry the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared last week that all but one of the 105 Kansas counties is in a drought disaster. This clears the way for farmers and ranchers to seek low-interest emergency loans.

January 20, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Among family treasures, it’s the ties that bind

Your children eventually reach the age when you can entrust them with family heirlooms. For daughters, that is around 22. For sons, it's 45. When it arrives, daughters get jewelry, place settings and quilts. Boys? Cigar boxes, pocket knives and money clips. But last week I went out on a limb and decided it was time to give son Tommy something I truly valued. And while I deliver the punch line, refrain from that sip of coffee. Because I gave him some of my neckties.

January 20, 2013 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Troupe brings ancient Chinese culture to FHSU; event features music, history, theater, martial arts

In musical, theatrical and kung fu performances of the likes rarely seen outside China, Fort Hays State University presents the Hua Xia Orchestra from Henan Museum of China and monks of the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Team.

January 20, 2013 | | Local News


PCC announces honor roll

In order to be on the President's Honor Roll list at Pratt Community College, a student must be full, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have between a 4.0 grade point average.

January 20, 2013 | | Education


Believe in Christ

Dear Editor,

January 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Presentation explores the lives of frontier freighters

Join the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association in Lyons as they celebrate Kansas Day with the program "A Bullwhacker's Life Freighting Supplies over the Plains," a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on January 29th 2013 at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Lyons State Bank Community Room, 104 E. Avenue North in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact Linda Colle at 620-241-8719 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

January 20, 2013 | | Local News


Cardinals great Musial dies at 92

ST. LOUIS - Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers beat ’Stangs

ST. JOHN - Playing without junior point guard Kade Kinnamon for the first time this season, the St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team was able to come away with a big win over rival Macksville in the championship game of the St. John Lions Club Mid-Winter Classic.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Te’o provides answers, but more questions remain

NEW YORK - Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.

January 19, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


No. 4 Jayhawks rally to beat Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - No. 4 Kansas is still unbeaten the last two months. Beleaguered Texas is still winless in the Big 12.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 16 Wildcats hold on, beat Sooners

MANHATTAN - Kansas State finally got the better of its old coach.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Armstrong finally shows emotion while recalling talk with son

CHICAGO - Lance Armstrong finally cracked.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers take early lead, hold on for 55-40 triumph over Oilers

ST. JOHN - It's not easy keeping up with the No. 1-ranked basketball team in Class 1A Division-I.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals put away Minneapolis

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team put away Minneapolis for good in the third quarter, scoring 20 points in a 48-29 romp on Friday night in a second round game of the Hoisington Winter Jam.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Foundation awards $54,000 in scholarships to area students

Every year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. As tuition continues to rise, support of scholarships becomes even more invaluable.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Satisfied spring: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Masonic Lodge #15 scholarships

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Debbie Wise retiring from First Kansas Bank

Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."

May 24, 2015 | | Business


13 Things Reader's Digest Won't Tell You

If not for my son Gideon (age 11), I might have missed my deadline this week.

May 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Memorial Day

What's our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.

May 24, 2015 | James F. Burns | Columnists


Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


For Memorial Day - Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I've ever attended.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Keep negotiating pool

Dear Editor:

May 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

May 24, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

May 24, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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