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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »