Published 12/7/2013 in FeaturesHigh schoolers impress judges with gingerbread houses.
Picking just one grand prize winner out of more than four dozen gingerbread houses proved difficult for judges Pat Whitham, Brenda Rome and Carole Geier on Wednesday afternoon.
"My first impressions are that there is a lot of young talent in southwest Kansas," Whitham said.
"They are very creative. It's hard to pick a winner," ...
Published 11/30/2013 in Features
Seizure alert dog proves to be just what epilepsy patient needed.
All the stars were in alignment, or as 19-year-old Ashley Peitz sees it, God had a plan in bringing Dodger, a pointer/border collie mix, into her life.
"It's just, I've been waiting for Dodger for a long time," she said. " ... You t ...
Published 11/23/2013 in Features
After-school book club geared around Harry Potter series.
The sign above the westernmost hallway at Victor Ornelas Elementary School reads "Diagon Alley."
Photos of second-, third- and fourth-graders dressed as witches and wizards with the words Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor writ ...
Published 11/16/2013 in Features
'Then and Now' exhibit opens Tuesday at historical museum.
Residents can take a stroll down memory lane and back when the Finney County Museum reveals its new "Garden City Then and Now" exhibit on Tuesday.
"We think this will give people the time to reminisce about the past and marvel at how the c ...
Published 11/9/2013 in Features
Advocates believe dogs will make schools safer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
Gomer's for-profit company has sent a g ...