Rural Kansas dilemma: Shrinking smartly vs. ‘withering’

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State News

October 22, 2019 - 10:10 AM

PHILLIPSBURG, Kansas ? The opening of a child care center attracts little notice in a city or suburb.

In rural Kansas, it?s cause for celebration.

The focus on young families, and the hope that represents, is remarkably rare in small towns fighting for survival against forces largely beyond their control.

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