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As Kansas nears 3 million residents, most towns lost population to the cities

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The vast majority of Kansas municipalities lost population according to the latest census figures. Kansas saw its population grow 3% from 2010 to 2020 and the state will keep its four U.S. ...

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Kamala Harris claims rural Americans don’t have access to photocopiers

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Folks that live outside cities may be surprised to learn that they don’t have access to photocopiers. Vice President Kamala Harris continues to face criticism over remarks that she made during an ...

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Conception Abbey welcomes you as Christ

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St. Benedict tells us that “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Conception’s Abbey Guest ...

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Study finds ‘vaccine deserts’ in urban areas

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Across the nation, “vaccine deserts” are coming to light.  While many of those remain in rural areas, the state of Missouri is addressing the issue in Kansas City and St. Louis, which ...

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Macon, Mo church revival experiences Covid-19 outbreak

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A recent church revival in the north-central town of Macon has resulted in 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus. “There was a revival over about four days, probably involved around 100 people or ...

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Covid-19 cases vary widely between red and blue states

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An analysis of red and blue states, and red and blue counties, indicates liberal areas were more affected by the Covid-19 virus than conservatives ones. The survey is an interesting insight into ...

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Pastor offers hope for future of rural churches in new book

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Pastor Danny Davis believes rural churches have a bright future despite the many challenges they face. He shares his insights in the new book “Rural Church Turnaround,” published by CrossLink Publishing. “Danny’s ...

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After losing hospital, rural town realizes they don’t need one

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It’s been about a year since the hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., closed. The lessons for this community about meeting its residents’ health needs could provide insights for the rest of the ...

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Researcher finds reasons for hope for rural and small-town churches

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The death of rural and small-town churches is greatly exaggerated, said Thom Rainer, founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. He offers several reasons for ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley introduces legislation to move federal jobs to depressed areas

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The USDA recently caused a stir among career employees when it decided to move some of its operation from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, Mo. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, wants ...

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Rural areas ‘vital’ to nation as Transportation Secretary Chao addresses funding disparity

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the Trump administration is working to eliminate disparities in transportation funding between rural and urban areas. Chao was in St. Louis this week to unveil a new ...

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Kansas has nation’s highest rural property taxes

Some of Kansas’s low economic performance may be tied to the fact that property taxes are growing too fast. In fact, 65 KS counties saw triple-digit property tax growth despite their populations ...

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The thriving rural church

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While the vast majority of America’s land space is rural and a surprising number of ministry leaders in America have “served time” in rural churches, knowledge, vision and leadership for rural ministry ...

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New Trump policy hopes to revitalize America’s rural areas

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Studies have shown that the economic gap between urban and rural areas of the country widen when Democrats hold the White House. Urban areas, typically Democrat strongholds, are rewarded with the vast ...

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