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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 »

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 »

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 »

Kansas Wheat Innovation Center

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The Grand Opening of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center takes place this week in Manhattan. There won’t be the traditional ribbon-cutting to open a new business but rather the slicing of an 8-foot long loaf of bread. The Kansas Wheat Commission will host the ceremony and open house this Friday, April 26th. The $10.3-million center is touted as the home ... Read More »

Human Trafficking Bill Signed into Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law today the state’s first ever comprehensive anti-human trafficking law. The emphasis of the new law is to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt helped craft the new law. He called it, “… a great stride in the fight against modern-day slavery.” Governor Brownback said, “This will not only ... Read More »

Kansas Residents Seeking State Assistance to be Tested

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Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff King is the lead sponsor of a bill that will require a Kansas Welfare Agency to test residents seeking cash assistance if there is a reasonable suspicion they are using drugs. King estimates that about 8% of welfare recipients in Kansas show indications of drug use. Senator King will get an opportunity to test the ... Read More »

Burning Cautions

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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY AND THE KANSAS STATE CONSERVATIONIST FOR USDA’S NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE HAVE ISSUED A JOINT BURN ADVISORY. KANSAS LANDOWNERS AND OPERATORS ENROLLED IN CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM CONTRACTS WITH PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED OR SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED SHOULD BE AWARE THAT PERSISTENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS KANSAS ARE CREATING CONDITIONS UNSUITABLE FOR COMPLETING BURNS. ... Read More »

Easter Cantata

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THE NORTON CHURCH OF GOD CHOIR WILL PRESENT THE EASTER MUSICAL “MY SAVIOR, MY GOD” THIS SUNDAY. THE PRESENTATION WILL BEGIN AT 10:45 A.M. AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD, 1010 CHURCHILL DRIVE. THIS MUSICAL IS ARRANGED BY RICHARD KINGSMORE. IT NOT ONLY TELLS THE STORY OF JESUS’ FINAL HOURS ON THIS EARTH, BUT ALSO LOOKS AT THREE PEOPLE WHO ... Read More »

Story Time

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SPRING IS HERE AND THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE HELPING THE KIDS CELEBRATE THE NEW SEASON AT STORY TIME TODAY.  BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:00 NEXT WEEK, INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAY. TODAY’ STORY TIME WILL BE HELD AT 10:30. THE LIBRARY STAFF WILL BE SHARING STORIES, SONGS, ACTIVITIES, AND A CRAFT ABOUT SPRING WIND ... Read More »