Our perception of social media usually includes celebrities and selfies; however, there are many people out there using social media for pro-social purposes. Big causes - like the ALS ice bucket challenge of 2014 - gain major media attention, but we shouldn't forget about the countless people who work each day to make the internet a brighter place to spend time. These bloggers, writers, musicians and social media gurus do us all a major service by informing, educating and inspiring us daily.
The Department of Education wants to enforce some quality control on how teachers become teachers and has proposed new rules to make states monitor the effectiveness of teacher training programs as a condition of getting federal education grants.
One morning, my children were arguing about a scuffle that happened while I was in the other room. One of them definitely did something, and the other definitely responded, but from there the story got fuzzy and confusing as I tried to untangle the narrative to meet their need behind the justifications they were shouting. The mess of differing opinion draws attention to what we call controversy, the way my other children circled around the two arguing ones.
As a real estate agent, Nancy Lynn Jarvis was always on the lookout for that killer deal.
You don't have to give a million dollars to a homeless man or save a damsel in distress to be a hero. Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today is #GivingTuesday, and it's time to get out there and do something nice for somebody else.
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) - Nino Williams had 19 points and Marcus Foster added 16 points as Kansas State beat Nebraska-Omaha 84-66 in the first-ever meeting between the two schools on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have signed Richard Gordon and waived Phillip Supernaw in a swap of third-string tight ends heading into Sunday's game at Arizona.
TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adrian Peterson did not testify at his appeal hearing Tuesday and NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify Thursday, according to two people familiar with the case.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Brady Hoke is out after four years at Michigan.
The American Red Cross asks individuals to give one last gift this holiday season by making a blood donation. As a thank you, those who come out to donate Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt.
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Two more games and two more wins. A pair of wins for the Barton Community College men's basketball team over the weekend pushed the Cougars winning streak to eight as Barton has bolted out of the gates to a 10-1 record.
The Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331, will meet on Saturday at 351 West Second Street. Coffee and doughnuts will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Work will start at 8:30 a.m. on several Degrees (two Firsts and at least one Second Degree). A light lunch will be served after work is completed. All Master Masons are welcome.
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Two K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2015 in northeast and central Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers. Primary sponsors of the schools include the Kansas Corn Commission and DuPont Pioneer.
The year isn't even over yet but planning for the 2015 crop year is already underway. You can see it by browsing over a list of all the schools and meetings coming over the next few weeks and months. Meetings are conducted by K-State, other public entities like the FSA and NRCS, local agribusiness, larger agriculture companies, and various producer groups. The purpose is to review what was learned over the last year, discover what is new on the horizon, receive continuing education for various licenses, and plan for the next year. Here let's take it a bit ...
Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.
A research project in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine presents the largest model to date for evaluating the impact and control of a potential outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in livestock.
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kobe Bryant didn't catch Michael Jordan, though he got a victory thanks to Nick Young.
Thursday December 11, at GBMS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's appeal was stopped for no gain, when the NFL's unpaid suspension of the star running back was stayed until next spring.
DETROIT (AP) - Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Detroit 77-68 on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were charging toward the top of the AFC West.
The Hoisington Cardinals opened up the dual part of their schedule with a 72 to 6 win over the Ellsworth Bearcats at the Hoisington Activity Center. The Bearcats forfeited eight of the 14 weights to the Cardinals, but the matches that they did wrestle against the Cardinals were wrestled with some very solid kids. The highlight of the evening was Freshmen Christopher Ball defeating the Class 1-3A State Ranked at No. 4 Ellsworth Bearcat Zach Martin who Ball defeated 3-2. Christopher got an early takedown in the match and rode out Martin. In the second period, Ball escaped for one ...
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Perry Ellis scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing minutes, and No. 10 Kansas held on after blowing a 21-point second-half lead to beat No. 13 Utah 63-60 on Saturday.