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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 »

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week Helps Keep Kids Safe On Our Roads

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Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is September 15-21, 2013, with National Seat Check Saturday occurring on September 21. This annual observance brings child safety advocates together to help educate families on the importance of selecting the right car seat for their child and how to use it correctly. “The safety of our children across the state relies on their caretakers. ... Read More »

The Broadcast Home Of Norton Football All Season Long

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Norton Community High School Blue Jay Football airs LIVE on Classic Hits KQNK AM 1530/FM 106.7 this fall with several exciting games. Every game will be broadcast live over-the-air on KQNK, and streamed live on our website at KQNK.com. 2013 NORTON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT LOCATION RESULT Sept. 6 Smith Center Away L 13-34 Sept. 13 Goodland Home AM 1530/FM 106.7 Sept. ... Read More »

On The March: Parade, Halftime Performance Highlight K-State Band Day Sept. 14

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MANHATTAN — High school marching bands from across Kansas — and even Missouri — are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University’s annual Band Day. Band Day starts with a parade at 1 p.m. in Aggieville’s Triangle Park, with the bands starting east on Moro Street, turning south on 11th Street and then west ... Read More »

U.S. Highway 36 Road Closure Planned In Jewell & Republic Counties

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Monday, September 16 will see the start of a road closure in eastern Jewell and western Republic Counties. US-36 will be closed at the rail road crossing one mile west of the Highway 36 and K-199 junction. Crews will be working on improvements for two days at the crossing. Eastbound traffic will be taken from the Highway 36 and K-14 ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger Fines Marketing Firm, Issues Cease/Desist Order

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has issued fines totaling $9,000 and a cease and desist order against an Ohio-licensed insurance marketing firm for illegal activities in Kansas. The company, now known primarily as Lead Generating Systems, LLC, was fined $5,000 in August as part of a judgment by the Kansas Insurance Department. An earlier fine of ... 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 »

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 »

Red Cross Launches Tornado App For Severe Weather Awareness

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The American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas. This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, ... Read More »

Sub-State Basketball Schedule & Brackets Available

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The 2013 Kansas State High School Activities Association Sub-State Basketball Tournament Brackets are now available for viewing. It is recommended that you view these brackets in Microsoft Internet Explorer, as other browsers may remove the bracket lines when viewing. Please note that several games will most likely be rescheduled due to the winter storm moving through the state of Monday ... Read More »