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Just for the fun of it

Published 4/18/2014 in Features

Coed softball players become members of close-knit family.

Within the relatively close community of Garden City is another close-knit community of recreational softball teams.

"We're a pretty tight knit group. We play together every tournament, every league," Doug Richter said, as he cheered his team from the dugout Wednesday night at Charles Peebles Complex. "It's a family."

Richter is on a co ...

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Pastor helps church make a comeback after 1999 fire Audio file with this story

Published 4/11/2014 in SouthwestLife


The Salina Journal

SALINA — The Rev. Allen D. Smith would never compare himself to Moses, but he did lead his people to a promised land.

After a 1999 fire destroyed the century-old historic St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church building, at 339 N. Ninth, Smith, who had bee ...

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Canine crimefighters Audio file with this story

Published 4/4/2014 in SouthwestLife

The moment Garden City Senior Master Patrol Officer Scott Ptacek said "find," his K-9 partner, "Flex," darted across the room, sniffing the area for stashed away drugs.

It took no time at all for Flex to find them, and when he did, Ptacek said, "that's a good 'fuss' (pronounced foos, meaning heel in ...

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Mini-pianos proof that best things come in small packages Audio file with this story

Published 3/28/2014 in Features

As newlyweds in 1965, Tom and Carolyn Klassen didn't have much money to buy Christmas presents.

To add some pizzazz to the robe Tom got for his wife, he fashioned a harp out of cardboard tube and wrapping paper and put the robe inside.

In the years since, the containers Tom created have become mor ...

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Black Bison Pub a hub of activity Audio file with this story

Published 3/21/2014 in Unknown

SYRACUSE — When Matt Gould moved back to his hometown of Syracuse several years ago, the one thing he missed about living in bigger cities was having a pub to go to on the weekends.

So, he decided to build his own.

"After about three or four years of wishing I had a place, I finally made the decis ...

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