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HILL CITY — When it came right down to the process of successfully passing a bond, the Hill City USD 281 school district found there really was just one question that needed to be asked: Yes or no?

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PHILLIPSBURG — It might not be what he originally set out to do, but Bob Yates says he is living the dream.

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It seemed like a good enough idea at the time.

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HOXIE — It’s a bright Friday morning, and Michelle Foote sits on a cushioned seat with her 1-year-old daughter, Colleen, on her lap as she talks to a friend across the table.

As the Trump administration begins, it is clear its approach to energy policy could not be more different than the previous administration’s. With the change in policy comes new opportunity for the energy industry to achieve its full potential.

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is celebrating our 50th year of providing services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout the 18 counties of northwest Kansas. From our humble beginnings in 1967, serving just four people at what was…

  • By KALEY CONNER kconner@dailynews.net
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BUNKER HILL — Nearly 44 years ago, a historic limestone building caught Tom Taggart’s eye. He and his wife, Janet, got “a good deal” on the property, and decided to try operating a cafe.

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NESS CITY — On some days, it’s just the snapping sound the flag makes in the wind.

  • By SAVANNAH DOWNING sdowning@dailynews.net
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QUINTER — Residents of Gove County and surrounding areas don’t have to travel far to find first-class health care services. Gove County Medical Center in Quinter is the county’s largest employer, with close to 200 employees, four physicians, two nurse practitioners and two more doctors who w…

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LA CROSSE — Nestled among a few trees at a T-intersection of Sixth and Elm in La Crosse is the city’s library. Both the interior and exterior are not vastly different from when the small limestone structure was built in 1937, but how it is used probably would cause some alarm to the man it w…

Due to a mechanical failure with a portion of the press in Salina, papers will be extremely late today. We are giving all free access to www.H…

What do Gen. George Armstrong Custer, Elizabeth Bacon Custer, Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok have in common? They all were at Fort Hay…

Michael S. Walker, Hays, filed for a position on the Hays USD 489 Board of Education on Tuesday.

John T. Bird, a native of Hays, and senior partner in the law firm of Glassman, Bird, Brown & Powell LLP, has been selected to receive the…

Juan Carlos Reyes-Flores, 36, Los Angeles, Calif., was charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, accordi…

The United Way of Ellis County is looking for input regarding community needs and obstacles. In addition, it is looking for feedback regarding…

After a year of college, Maverick LeRock decided he needed to take some time away from the classroom.

Updating the city’s building codes will be considered at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. Hays City Commission meeting.

MANCHESTER, England — Britain began mobilizing troops to help protect key locations Tuesday as the government warned of the potential for anot…

WASHINGTON — Two of farmers’ most powerful Republican advocates in the Senate slammed President Donald Trump’s proposal Tuesday to slash crop …

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Doniphan County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing St. Joseph, Mo., man who disappeared e…

Charges filed against a Wichita man are likely to be upgraded after the death of a 50-year-old man who was shot earlier this month, according …

A 17-year-old boy was shot during an altercation on a basketball court in north Wichita on Sunday, according to police.

A Salina man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of fleeing and eluding three times in connection with a stop-and-start chase that began af…

Vandals broke into Salina South High School between late Friday night and Saturday morning, causing about $20,000 in damage to several of the …

A 22-year-old Wichita woman was among four people injured during a three-vehicle crash in Lyon County on Sunday, according to a Kansas Highway…

The two people who died as the result of a murder/suicide in northeast Wichita on Sunday were a pregnant woman and her boyfriend, according to…

An Anthony man died Saturday after being electrocuted in a field in Harper County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

One person was killed and seven others were injured -- including two Wichitans -- in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in Ford County after one of …

The city of Halstead is spending $85,000 to refurbish one of its main tourist attractions: the swinging foot bridge in the town's Riverside Park.

CHIBA, Japan —California will probably introduce a limited public earthquake early warning system next year, researchers building the network say.

CHICAGO —Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, a few dozen women would turn up in the basement of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the Universit…

ST. LOUIS —Hundreds of sex offenders will soon have GPS monitoring devices removed from their ankles after Missouri officials recently require…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —One person has died of botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce from a Walnut Grove gas station, California health officia…

BILOXI, Miss. —It took a while, but most Republicans caught up in the uproar over Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver's comments about the remo…

PITTSBURGH —Three men and two women were chosen Monday as the first of 12 jurors who will hear Bill Cosby's sexual assault case.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The head of the California Democratic Party African American Caucus said Monday he was working with state party officials …

CHICAGO —Nearly 40 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, but gun violence is still slightly down from the record level of last year, a…

Pennsylvania State University for the first time this fall plans to publish a "report card" on its fraternities and sororities, listing their …

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has pledged "unwavering support" for the critical educational missions of historically black colle…