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KQNK Is Your Home For Norton Bluejay Athletics

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Classic Hits KQNK is your world-wide broadcast home for Norton Bluejay Athletics! Catch the complete KQNK broadcast schedule below, as we deliver play by play action this winter for Norton High School basketball and wrestling! Every game on KQNK is simulcast over the internet, right here on KQNK.com. Tune in all season long for great Norton Bluejay Athletics! On the go? download ... Read More »

KDOT Offers Tips To Drive Through Dust Storms And Blowing Smoke

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With recent road closures because of dust storms in northwest Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation would like to remind drivers of simple tips when driving into or through dust storms. Drivers are urged to stay alert because strong winds can result in sudden periods of limited or zero visibility due to blowing dust and or smoke during burning season. ... Read More »

Classic Hits KQNK Mobile Apps Launch; Available For Download

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NORTON, KAN. – Dierking Communications, Inc. and Nobex Technologies today announced the launch of mobile applications for Classic Hits KQNK, available for download on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows smartphones. The application allows smartphone users to stream live programming from Classic Hits KQNK-FM, and check the latest updates from the station Facebook and Twitter accounts. Users will be able to ... Read More »

Suspect Shot Dead In Oberlin Police Incident

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During the evening of Monday, March 10, 2014, the Oberlin Police Department responded to a call of possible criminal activity in their city. During the course of the investigation, a suspect ran from the Oberlin Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol who were assisting. Shots were fired at the officers in the 700 block of East Commercial Street in Oberlin ... Read More »

Smith Center Hosting All-Star Basketball Game March 22nd

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The Smith Center Recreation Commission will be hosting the 4th Annual Sunflower Shootout all star basketball game on Saturday, March 22, at the Smith Center High School gym. The games will feature senior all stars from the Mid-Continent League against a team of all stars from a 14-county area in North Central Kansas. The girls game will tip off at ... Read More »

Kansas, Pakistan Find Common Ground Through Innovative Aquaculture Project

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Lucas Heinen, a soybean farmer from Everest, was surprised at how much he had in common with the Pakistani aquaculture-industry representatives he met at Kansas State University (K-State) last year. He found them eager to cooperate on the important task of feeding their nation, the sixth-most-populous country in the world. Heinen, a Kansas Soybean Association director and the American Soybean ... Read More »

Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses $200 Million

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TOPEKA, KAN. – No ticket matched all numbers in the February 25 drawing, so the Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to an estimated $216 million ($119.6 million cash option) for Friday, February 28. One ticket sold in south central Kansas matched four of the first five numbers and the Megaball to win a $5,000 prize. The winning numbers for the ... Read More »

KDOT Hay Harvest Permits Required On State Right Of Way

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The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that permits will be issued to landowners wanting to harvest hay on Kansas highway right of way. Those with land adjacent to the right of way will be given permit priority from Jan. 1 until March 31. After March 31, permits to harvest will be issued in the order in which they are received. ... Read More »

K-State to Play Michigan in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Nation is heading back to the Valley of the Sun for the second straight year as Kansas State Athletics Director John Currie announced today that the Wildcats have accepted an invitation to play Michigan in the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on December 28. The game, which will be K-State’s third trip to the bowl following ... Read More »

KSHSAA Sets 2013-14 Postseason Assignments

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The 2013-14 postseason assignments are now available for basketball and wrestling. Class 1A sub-state seeding will be on Wednesday, February 26. Brackets will be posted after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. All games at the primary host site. Quarterfinal boys games will be on Monday and girls on Tuesday at the primary host site. Class 2A, 3A sub-state seeding will ... Read More »

The Wildcats Play Here: AM 1530/FM 106.7 KQNK

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It was 25 years ago this season that Bill Snyder took over the Kansas State Wildcat football program, one which had lost an astounding 27 consecutive games to be known as the worst team in college football. Little did we know that Snyder would become a legend, and make K-State one of the elite college football programs in the nation. ... Read More »

Governor’s Ringneck Classic to Take Place November 14-17, 2013

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October 21, 2013 – Norton, Kansas – The 3rd Annual Governor’s Ringneck Classic pheasant hunting event will take place November 14-17 in Norton and Graham Counties. The pheasant hunting event will include organized hunts, trap/clay shooting, the Governor’s reception featuring a performance by Morgan Frazier and awards dinner. Additionally, kids ages 12-16 are eligible to apply for the Classic. Two ... Read More »

47th Annual Heller Halloween Festival to Take Place October 24, 2013

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October 14, 2013 – Norton, Kansas – The Halloween Parade and Wiener Roast will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 in downtown Norton. The Norton Volunteer Fire Department and the Norton Area Chamber of Commerce will again co-sponsor the event. Participants in the parade are asked to assemble downtown at 5:45pm. Tara Vance, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, ... Read More »

October is “Co-op Month” – Kansas Co-ops Support Communities Through Food Drives

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Topeka, Kansas – October is national “Co‐op Month” and Governor Brownback has proclaimed it “Co‐op Month” in Kansas, as well. Cooperatives across the state and throughout the nation will be celebrating all month long. “Co‐op Month” also includes “International Credit Union Day” on Oct. 17. The Kansas Cooperative Council and our member cooperatives host numerous events in October, highlighting the ... Read More »

Former Ness City man sentenced to additional 12 ½ years in prison for escape, aggravated burglary

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NESS CITY – A former Ness City man was sentenced yesterday to an additional 151 months in prison after pleading guilty to escape from custody and two counts of aggravated burglary, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Benito Cardenas, Jr., 38, was awaiting sentencing on two Jessica’s Law convictions when he escaped from the Ness County jail in August 2012. ... Read More »