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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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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.

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MORLAND — For almost seven years, the town was without a grocery store.

Special to The Hays Daily News

Animals

Bradley Crawford stood inside the office of his business, the Tactical Experience LLC, on Friday morning.

As spring returns to Kansas in March, high school students will be getting down to business.

It might not seem like it in all areas, but the winter storm system that set its bull’s-eye on much of the Midwest did just what was expected …

TOPEKA — Significant improvements have come to the Veterans Crisis Line to address its troubled history of long wait times, unanswered calls a…

Latest predictions on the anticipated winter storm still say the best chance for precipitation for the Hays area was overnight Saturday into today.

It was a conversation John Trembley remembers well, even to this day.

WASHINGTON — Braced for protests by 99 groups and a new “global terrorist environment,” security officials plan to protect the inauguration of…

TOPEKA — Former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius confessed current times appear troubled and gloomy, but invoked the state’s heritage and the values of …

Standing behind the counter at KGO, Fourth and Whiteside, business owner Tony Karam explained how rising costs and taxes drove some cigarette …

Saying that a 23-year-old Hutchinson man still did not comprehend what he did was wrong, a Reno County judge on Friday said he would emphasize…

It should come as no surprise to Kansans -- our cowtowns are some of the top western towns in the nation.

Jetts Department store is an anomaly, defying small-town expectations and serving as a Main Street anchor in this Harper County town for 105 years.

Enrique Ramirez would be the first to admit that he talked to much in class and that it affected his grades. That's why he decided to enroll i…

Salaries for Saline County commissioners will be one of the first key decisions for the board, now that there are four new members.

Grandma Max's Restaurant will close Jan. 16 after nearly 30 years of operation at a truck stop at North Ninth Street and Interstate Highway 70.

Gov. Sam Brownback wants to tap the state's long-term investments as part of his budget fix, according to the majority leader of the Kansas Senate.

ALTON — Alton residents Mark and Shannon Holling were sitting down, about to eat lunch, shortly before noon Christmas Day when they heard stro…

WASHINGTON — With Donald Trump tweeting from the sidelines, Secretary of State John F. Kerry condemned Jewish settlement activity under Prime …

The Arabian Sea nation of Oman said Monday it has taken in 10 Guantanamo captives for the Obama administration, which is in a final push to th…

The victim lay across the doorway of a home in Mount Airy, Md., a 12-gauge shotgun blast through his chest. The suspect had called in a confes…

SAN DIEGO —Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the past decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs u…

ORLANDO, Fla. —Just hours after Ringling Bros. told performers it was shutting down the circus in May, parents holding hands with giddy childr…

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico —Alberto Rafael Ramirez, a former bus driver, put a cigarette in his mouth and passed two others to friends as they paced…

Federal death-penalty cases are rare, but prosecutors are already exploring the possibility of seeking the execution of a military veteran acc…

ATLANTA —President-Elect Donald Trump's Saturday tweets criticizing Rep. John Lewis also hit on a continuing issue for Atlanta residents: The …

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The man accused of shooting five people to death Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport walked into…

(TNS) — The arrival of Harriet's little eagles has captured the attention of thousands of viewers.

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, closed two rural estates reportedly used by Russian spies, an…