Tag: Rural Kansas

We use it to conduct business, stay connected and informed, do schoolwork, pay bills and, yes, occasionally entertain ourselves. There’s no avoiding it: Use of the Internet is no longer a luxury but rather a…

Hundreds of photos documenting the earliest days of Allen County, are being prepared for an upcoming Smithsonian Institution Exhibit. The Mary L. Martin Art Gallery and Creitz Recital Hall will serve as the starting point…

The Facebook post just before 9 last Sunday night was the kind you couldn’t help but stop and read. “Friends: I’m asking for prayers for my hometown of Logan, Kansas,” wrote Andy Stanton in a…

To help rural communities, Kansans and their lawmakers will need to do more than the inadequate broadband funds approved by the Legislature recently. In Topeka and nationwide, voters and their elected officials need to understand…

Allen County was host to a unique group of international young people Thursday. They were visiting from the Republic of Armenia, a landlocked country in the mountainous Caucasus region once part of the Soviet Union.…

GARDEN CITY — The number of suicides in northwest Kansas shot up by more than half in recent years. Twenty counties in the region saw suicides climb by 57% from 2014 through 2018. That jump…

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,…

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories investigating the decline in rural Kansas and efforts to reverse it.) COURTLAND, Kansas — Rural Kansas has a storied past, but decades of population…

Rural Kansans often feel as if their communities are overlooked or dismissed. It’s a legitimate concern. Unfortunately, policymaking tends to favor places with bigger populations, leaving rural locales to do more with less because of…