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Royals host Pitch, Hit and Run contest

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The Royals conducted the competition for the top 12 boy and top 12 girl qualifiers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska for the Major League Pitch, Hit and Run contest at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday morning. Read More »

Kansas product Morin returns with Angels

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A day that Angels reliever Mike Morin said he's "been waiting for since I got called up" arrived on Friday as the graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kan., returned to Kauffman Stadium for the first time as a Major Leaguer. Read More »

KDOT Program Will Reduce Number Of Deficient Bridges On Local Road Systems

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A Kansas Department of Transportation program designed to reduce the number of deficient bridges on local road systems will also benefit the state’s agriculture industry. The new $10 million program, announced today in Hutchinson by Transportation Secretary Mike King, will provide up to $120,000 to local jurisdictions – primarily counties – to replace small bridges that are rated deficient. Bridges ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

State Wrestling Delayed Due To Winter Storm

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association today announced that due to the upcoming winter storm, the 2013 State Wrestling Tournaments will be delayed by 2 hours on Friday, February 22nd. This will impact all sites across the State of Kansas. Weight in will start at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, with first round competition beginning at noon. The second round ... Read More »

Drought Emergency Issued By Executive Order

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Drought conditions continue to intensify for Kansas which led Governor Sam Brownback to update the drought declaration for Kansas counties with an executive order. The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. The updated drought declaration has 36 counties in an emergency status, 55 counties in a warning status and 14 in watch status. ... Read More »

All-Star Wrap: East Runs Past West In Division II

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By Eric Allgood-KREP Radio 92.1 Belleville, Kansas The Divison II game showed the promise of fireworks early on as Moscow’s Osvaldo Granillo took the opening kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown to give the West the first points of the game and Dighton’s Guy Fulmer would add the 2 point conversion to make it 8-0.  The West would add another ... Read More »