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LA CROSSE — The ups and downs of the oil and agriculture industries reaches throughout northwest Kansas, but a home-grown company demonstrates that, when well-tended like its namesake, business will remain steady and even grow.

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  • By SAVANNAH DOWNING sdowning@dailynews.net
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RUSSELL — Like a scene out of the 1950s, bikes and scooters leaned against the front of the Dream Theater in Russell, 629 N. Main, as children raced inside with friends to spend their afternoon eating popcorn and enjoying a picture show earlier this month.

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  • By MIKE CORN mcorn@dailynews.net
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ELKADER — Matt Bain understands the daunting task he already faces managing the 16,800-acre Smoky Valley Ranch, where hundreds of cattle graze serenely on lush grass.

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QUINTER — It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes a strong medical facility to help care for all those people in the village.

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HOXIE — It’s been 19 years since the Bob Foote family ventured west, purchasing what was then a small, less than 10,000-head capacity, feedlot not far from Hoxie.

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HOXIE — It’s tough getting any more agricultural-based than Sheridan County.

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CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR — Years of experience have provided Steve Seibel the knowledge to know when things are going to get busy.

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GRINNELL — Some professions might change through the decades.

LOGAN — Dane G. Hansen collected and sold mules to the U.S. Army during World War I. He was a highway contractor, paving roads across and through northwest Kansas and his hometown of Logan. He operated a general store and a lumber yard. He was a land owner and oil prospector. Mostly, he was …

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PHILLIPSBURG — Though it hasn’t always carried the family name, there has been a Witmer filling prescriptions in Phillips County for more than 80 years.

VICTORIA — A $1,000 grant from Wellcare Health Plan’s Advocacy Department based in Florida will help Developmental Services of Northwest Kansa…

LENORA — There’s a new mobile radio service provider in town, and Nex-Tech couldn’t be happier. The company reached an agreement with VLS Comm…

Organizers of the Healing Kids’ Hearts Retreat have extended the deadline for registrations.

The music played and the 28 wrestlers taking part in the title match of the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling championship marched onto the mat for…

GRINNELL — An injury accident Sunday afternoon in Gove County sent one person to a hospital.

LOS ANGELES — After the worst mix-up in Oscar history, “Moonlight” won the Academy Award for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards in Los An…

TOPEKA — On June 19, 2010, James Jamerson was prepared for battle.

TOPEKA — Despite companion bills in Kansas House and Senate committees that would require transgender students to use the bathroom that matche…

TOPEKA — The Kansas Legislature is taking four more days off than usual for this standard break in the session, according to Legislative Admin…

People in Hays likely will be able to buy alcohol on Sundays soon, but retailers here and across the state have a greater concern about a prop…

The body of a 32-year-old Cowley County man who had been missing since Jan. 18 was found last week in a Cowley County pond.

Doug Armknecht is not your typical video filmmaker.

One of Wichita's fiercest preservationists and a protector of its history has died.

It's time to get on the bus for Wichita's Compassion Tour.

Jurors deliberated for around two hours before delivering a guilty verdict last week against a Wichita father accused of raping and sodomizing…

Medians drew the most comments Thursday evening as members of the public got an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed Salina downtown street…

A 22-year-old man was reportedly shot in the abdomen and lower leg at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of East Iron Avenue, accordin…

Four teens who had been reported as runaways were taken into custody Wednesday after a Salina police officer found them traveling in a vehicle…

Finney County Administrator Randy Partington issued a statement Wednesday explaining a misunderstanding that led to him misrepresenting a loca…

January's transient guest tax revenue suffered a bit of a drop compared to a year ago, the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau learne…

OLATHE, Kan. —Alok Madasani walked with crutches to the podium Sunday at a vigil for the victims of the gun violence in Olathe that killed his…

SANTA PAULA, Calif. —The housekeeper panicked when she heard about Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents descending on Santa Paula.

NEW YORK —After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski fe…

LOS ANGELES —Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including "Apollo 13," "Titanic," "A Simple Plan," "Weird Science," "Twis…

LOS ANGELES —In her 35 years as a therapist, Arlene Drake has never heard so many clients talking about the same issue. Week after week, they …

For Texas state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, requiring people to use the bathroom according to the gender on their birth certificate has always been a…

LOS ANGELES —Caitlyn Jenner sent out a message Thursday calling out President Donald Trump for dropping federal protections for transgender students.

SAN JOSE, Calif. —Why is it raining so much this year in California?

MILPITAS, Calif. —Thousands of residents returned to their soggy homes Thursday as San Jose officials worked to mop up the worst flooding even…

NEW YORK —Alan Colmes, the longtime liberal TV and radio host for Fox News, has died after a brief illness, the network announced Thursday. He…