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Corby Alan Richardson

Corby Alan Richardson was born November 27, 1956 in Wellington, Kansas, son of Bill Don Richardson and Shirley Kay Brown Richardson. He spent his early years in Belle Plaine, Kansas before the family moved to Pratt where he graduated from Pratt High School in 1975. After graduating, Corby went to...

In rural Kansas, limited access to in-home services leaves seniors and families wanting

TOPEKA — Joellen Schmidt has spent much of her life dedicated to helping those in need when they need it most. Alongside her husband, Jerald, she raised seven children, welcomed 25 foreign exchange students into her home and helped 50 foster care children in need of a temporary place to stay. She worked as a […] The post In rural Kansas, limited access to in-home services leaves seniors and families wanting appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

M3 Publishing Announces Expansion

Owners of M3 Publishing, LLC, publishers of The Harper Advocate and the Kingman Leader-Courier, acquired a pair of newspapers last week to bring the companies total titles to four. Jason and Stephanie Jump purchased The Attica Independent and Medford Patriot-Star from Raymond Howell and Val Kiser Langston, respectively. The Jumps...

From the Editor’s Files: CCC depression-era story stirs family memories

When a potential story from freelance writer Tom Emery popped into my email inbox recently, the headline instantly caught my attention:“CCC helped millions of unemployed in Great Depression – Worked in soil conservation in Dust Bowl-era Kansas.”This story, I was about to discover, hit home like tons of limestone rocks hauled by CCC workers to build a bridge or national park facility. And that’s because my father, William G. “Bill” Rhodes, was a CCC worker...

Spice Up Your Life: Roasted vegetables will be the ‘bell’ of the ball this summer

Even though I try not to heat up the house with my oven too often in the summer, I am definitely willing to make an exception for the right recipe.Last week, that exception came when I decided I didn’t want one of the typical cold summer sides like coleslaw, potato salad or a green salad to go with our dinner, and I stumbled on a delicious-looking recipe that combined potatoes and bell peppers. It sounded like a fantastic summer side, especially with all t...

Wheat harvest gets underway

The combines have just started to roll in south central Kansas, and variability is the name of the game for the 2022 wheat crop thus far.Loads started trickling in on Thursday and Friday in Danville, but harvest kicked into steady gear in Harper County over the weekend, according to MKC vice president Jason Brown.Brown noted early loads were from wheat pasture, meaning stands were pretty thin, but growers are now cutting better fields. Yields are expected to aver...

Fun in the park

Last week’s summer reading program in Conway Springs included a day at the park. Members of the police department, fire department and EMS were on hand to let children explore the vehicles, and several youth were even strapped onto the gurney in the ambulance. Firefighters used their cannon to shoot water for the children to play in.

Blood drives coming up in Cheney, Argonia

A mobile blood drive will be held at St. Joseph Catholic School in Conway Springs on June 29.The blood drive will run from 12 to 5 p.m. The school is located at 304 N. 5th.A blood drive in Cheney will take place next Monday. It will run 1-6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 639 Lincoln.Make an appointment to donate by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.You ca...

Twilight time

Photos by Paul Rhodes and Karen McDade/TSnews. A Tanganyika Wildlife Park staff member, center in the first image, shows off a feathered friend to Twilight Tour visitors. This past Saturday was the annual Twilight Tour in Goddard. Visitors gathered after hours for an evening of food, beverages and encounters with the wildlife park’s residents. Funds from the event will be used for rare and endangered species.

Argonia 4th grade takes field trip

Contributed photoAudrey Downey’s fourth grade class walked to the Salter Museum for the year-end field trip. While learning about Susanna Salter, who was the first elected female mayor in the United States, the students’ visit included lots of questions. Of particular interest to the girls was the fashion of dresses and hats in the late 1800s. The boys were captivated by the Japanese aerial gun camera. All were intrigued viewing three-dimensional slides with a stereoscope.