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Tennis Team 2nd at Hays

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Results from the Hays High Tennis Tournament from Thursday, September 5, 2013: Teams1st Victoria2nd Hays3rd Norton4th Colby5th Russell#1 Singles Brooke Sumner    3rd#1 Doubles  Ashley Hildebrand and Jessica White   ... Read More »

2013-14 NCHS Class Officers Announced

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The 2013-14 NCHS Class Officers have been decided. By the vote of their classmates, the class officers are as follows:FreshmenPresident: Layton MillerVice President:  Baylee MillerSecretary/Treasurer:  Tyus HensonStudent Advisory:  Kade ... Read More »

Changes Coming To The Norton Farmer’s Market

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August 6, 2013 – Norton, Kansas – The 2013 Norton Farmer’s Market announces an updated 2013 season, intended to increase sales and sustainability within the Market. Time and Place The Farmer’s Market is now located on Highway 36 across from Shopko. The location was chosen because Highway 36 carries 80% of Norton’s thoroughfare traffic. The park area by the highway ... Read More »

Kansas Horticulture Update in Hays Planned Sept. 12

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HAYS, Kan. – The Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center-Hays will host its Kansas Horticulture Update Sept. 12. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. The program runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The evening, which starts outdoors near the greenhouse complex, features a presentation by Alan Stevens, K-State Research and Extension horticulture specialist, on the 2013 Prairie Star Flower Trials. Prairie ... Read More »

Ag Field Day Set for Aug. 29 in Garden City

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Field tours and seminars on topics ranging from water issues to cover crops to comparisons of weed control in irrigated corn are highlights at the K-State Research and Extension field day planned Aug. 29 at the Southwest Research-Extension Center. The center is located at 4500 East Mary Street in Garden City. The field day, which begins ... Read More »

The Lenora Jubilee Set For This Weekend

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Lenora Jubilee Happening June 14 & 15, Featuring Greg Bates and The Craig Adams Band, Magic shows, pedal pull and inflatable carnival provide entertainment for the whole family. The Lenora Jubilee Association is happy to announce the 2013 Lenora Jubilee – Hot Country Nights! This regional favorite will feature music, entertainment and activities for the entire family on June 14 and ... Read More »

Tuition Hikes On The Horizon For Regents Universities

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If you’re sending a child to one of the 6-Kansas Board of Regents Universities – that would be the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State, Emporia State and Pittsburg State – you will likely see a major jump in tuition next fall. The reason – the state legislature cut nearly 5% from campus operation ... Read More »

Update on Boy in Fiery I-70 Crash

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An update on the condition of the 9-year old Aurora, Colorado boy who was pulled from a burning vehicle on I-70 late last week. Jonah Turner has been updated to fair condition at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The Kansas Highway Patrol is reporting that the accident was caused by mechanical problems with the 2003 Cadillac Escalade Turner and 4-family ... Read More »

Concannon Speaks About Legislative Session

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One of the attendees at the ceremony yesterday afternoon was Freshman State Representative Susan Concannon from Beloit. She spoke with me about the just completed 2013 session after the ceremony. Concannon said the compromise over the state sales tax that finally made it possible to pass the state’s $13.8-billion budget accomplished several things. It moved the lawmakers away from – ... Read More »

LIVE: Watch & Follow State Track & Field From Wichita

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association will hold their annual State Track & Field Championships this weekend at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Several area athletes will compete, and much of the competition will be broadcast on the KSHSAA Network, and live results will be posted to the website. Check live results & upcoming events online – Click Here. KSHSAA ... Read More »

AAA Projects a Slight Decline in Memorial Day Travel

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Topeka, KS (May 22) – AAA projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year. Eighty-nine percent of travelers (31.2 million) will travel by automobile, an increase from 31.1 million last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period ... Read More »

Longtime Royals radio voice Fred White dies

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ANAHEIM — Fred White, a Royals radio voice for 25 years, died Wednesday due to complications from melanoma, a day after announcing his retirement following a 40-year relationship with the club. White teamed with Denny Matthews on broadcasts from 1973-98, and since had served as the team’s director of broadcast services and the Royals Alumni. His retirement was due to ... Read More »

Forensics Team Class 3A Runnerup!!

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On Saturday, May 4, the NCHS Forensics team traveled to Wichita to compete in the Class 3A State Forensics Meet. The Jays had an outstanding meet, earning 2nd Place in Class 3A. Congratulations!!Team Results:1st--Minneapolis2nd--Norton3rd--Silver LakeI... Read More »

Annual Kansas Wheat Tour

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Just how bad is it? We should know the answer by the end of the week, the answer to the question – how much damage did Mother Nature dish out to this year’s Winter Wheat Crop in light of the several early spring cold snaps that have occurred. Nearly 80-farmers and other agricultural experts will make the trek across the ... Read More »

More State Workers Hired in 2013

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A report from the Kansas Department of Administration shows that the trend in hiring state employees is to hire unclassified workers and fewer classified workers who are protected by the Civil Service System. In those new numbers – more state workers hired overall in 2013, however, most of the new positions were temporary jobs with no attached benefits. The State ... Read More »