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Mary Lou Weaver obituary

Mary Lou (Prather) Weaver, 77, of Lyons, passed away October 17, 2018 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor. She was born April 2, 1941 in Lyons, Kansas, the daughter of William G. and Pansy Vinson Prather. She graduated from Lyons High School with the class of 1959. Mary Lou has resided in Sterling since January 2017, formerly…

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HOISINGTON – The Rain Event of 2018

Days of rain led to the closing of US-281/South Main in Hoisington on Tuesday. Many area roads were also closed due to high water. (photo by Mike Courson) By Melissa Nech Heavy rain has caused flooding and road closures just south and west of Hoisington.  By commute time Tuesday morning, US Highway 281 just south…

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Former Hoisington teacher making good in Garden City

Hawks Helping Hawks program feeds hungry students By Mike Courson Being a middle schooler has always been tough. Being a hungry teenager makes school even more difficult. Former Hoisington High School teacher Deanna Clark is going above and beyond to ease hunger pains in Garden City with the Hawks Helping Hawks program. Clark, better known…

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2018 Primary election recap

Kobach ends primary with slight lead over Colyer By Mike Courson “The race is on and here comes pride down the back stretch. Heartache’s going to the inside.” George Jones wrote it and sang it, Sawyer Brown covered it, and political candidates lived it on a lively primary election night Tuesday. Topeka’s Laura Kelly easily…

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2018 Primary Election results

Online results to include major contested races only By Mike Courson Polls around Kansas have officially closed for the 2018 primary election. Results will be updated often for races in Barton, Rice, and Pawnee counties, as well as other relevant state races. Only the major races are listed online. Please watch your local newspapers on…

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Hutchinson junior headed to Arrowhead

Baker to highlight Spirit Day in Preseason opener By Mike Courson Tens of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans are gearing up for Thursday’s NFL Preseason opener against the Houston Texans Thursday evening. Few will be as excited as Hutchinson High School junior Quincey Baker, who will highlight Spirit Day at Arrowhead Stadium with a…

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Worth the ‘weight’: USD 405 opens new facility

New weight room opens for Lyons students  By Mike Courson After the completion of a new middle school and some upgrades to the existing high school, some half a million dollars still sat in the account of USD 405’s 2013 bond initiative. This Tuesday, the use of those funds finally came to fruition as the…

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Ellinwood teen takes part in Monarchs on the Move Challenge

Straub sharing new-found knowledge with area youth By Mike Courson Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles to escape cold weather. With declining populations, however, the color is fading on one of North America’s most famous insects. Now an endangered species, a handful of area 4-H youth are doing their part to…

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Scientists in Ellinwood conducting research

Scientists in Ellinwood conducting research By Karen La Pierre Scientists from across the nation are conducting research on grassland birds, insects and grazing on CRP land while staying in Ellinwood. It is a joint project between Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism and the USDA. “It requires a…

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