Archive for Monday, February 17, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Luke Weaver and his dog, Charlie, recently completed a nearly nine-month hike of the 2,185-mile-long Appalachian Trail. The 24-year-old Weaver said it was something he did to prove to himself he was recovered from surgery gone bad that nearly cost him his right leg. After almost losing leg, Baldwin City man completes Appalachian trail
February 17, 2014
If your ambition is to walk the length of the Appalachian Trail, Luke Weaver advises you take a dog with a good nose and pack plenty of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
10:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Wednesday's warm temperatures dried some for the area wheat, out as Larry Craig and his son Mike of Vinland were starting their harvest. Late planting season, early freeze could spell trouble for wheat crop
February 17, 2014
The late harvest for corn and soybeans last fall pushed back the planting season for winter wheat, which usually happens by early October but this year stretched into November. Freezing temperatures then showed up before many of the plants had begun to germinate. By Giles Bruce
12:00 p.m.
Seabury's Regan Zaremba, left, and Celia Taylor-Puckett, right, apply defensive pressure against Veritas freshman Alyssa Krestan (5) during their game, Saturday evening at Seabury. Seabury sweeps twinbill with Veritas
February 16, 2014
Bishop Seabury Academy’s girls beat Veritas Christian, 60-49, and the Seabury boys made it a sweep, 59-46. By Bobby Nightengale
1:04 p.m.
Protestors remain in Kiev's Maydan square, shown here, although tensions with state police have calmed for now. Photo courtesy of Marc Greenberg. KU team travels to Kiev for conference, visits protests
February 15, 2014
A group of Kansas University instructors and a student recently traveled to the Ukraine for a planned conference. While there they visited makeshift camps created by protesters against the Ukrainian president and heard from businesspeople concerned about corruption in the country. By Ben Unglesbee
4:58 p.m.
Shutterstock image of form filling. Kansas students lobby against sex ed bills
February 17, 2014
A cadre of college students is lobbying Kansas legislators to reject bills that would change the way parents approve student access to sex education courses and materials.

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