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Ag Week

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed THIS WEEK as Kansas Agriculture Week in order to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Kansas agriculture.  Kansas produces nearly $4.9 billion in agriculture exports a year. Kansas farmers provide food for Americans and people in 102 different countries around the world. At 28.2 million acres, Kansas has the second-most cropland of any ... Read More »

Intern Deadline

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Congressional internships are a great way for Kansas students to learn about Congress and gain professional work experience. Interns serving in senator jerry moran’s Washington, D.C., office have the opportunity to interact with staff and Kansans visiting our nation’s capital, attend congressional hearings and briefings, and work on issues currently before the Senate.  senator moran is currently accepting applications for ... Read More »

Loans Available

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USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for the Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program.  The program assists low to moderate income rural Kansans obtain financing to purchase a home.  Loans funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities.  With the direct loan program, there ... Read More »

CAFO Regulations

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt last week submitted a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap a proposed regulation on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Brownback and Schmidt cited concerns that the rule would place an undue burden on Kansas livestock producers. The proposed rule, known as the CAFO Reporting Rule, would require all CAFOs ... Read More »

Operators Certified

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water announced that it has certified 25 water treatment operators and 18 wastewater treatment operators from September to December.   Receiving wastewater treatment plant certification was Drew Eagleburger from the City of Norton, Kent Footh and Randie Peterson-Shea from the City of Phillipsburg.  Footh was also certified as a water ... Read More »

Youth Hunt

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Prairie Dog State Park is accepting applications for the Annual Youth Pheasant Hunt which will be held on Saturday at 8:00 am.  The hunt is limited to twelve youth hunters ages 10 to 15.  All participants must wear blaze orange during the special hunt and each youth must be accompanied by an adult.  If more than 12 youth apply for ... Read More »

Walk Kansas

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The annual eight-week fitness challenge encourages teams of six to compile miles equivalent to walking the 423 miles across the state of Kansas.   Though introduced as a walking program 10 years ago, the challenge has grown to also include other exercise, such as swimming, biking, playing team sports and pushing a lawnmower.  Walk Kansas typically draws about 20,000 participants, with ... Read More »

KU Basketball Legends To Play Allen Fieldhouse September 24th

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – A who’s who of Kansas men’s basketball coaches and players will convene at historic Allen Fieldhouse for the Legends of the Phog exhibition game Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. Former KU coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens will coach a collection of former KU players who have been part of three NCAA titles, 54 conference championships, ... Read More »

Harvest Tips

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Harvest season is nearing the Norton and and some parts of Kansas are already done, but the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, and combines.  Most farm equipment is not designed to travel at highway speeds, and may only be designed to travel 15-25 miles per hour. Farm ... Read More »

Athletic Officials Honored For Dedication & Service

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Each year, the Kansas State High School Activities Association recognizes and honors a select group of contest officials for their dedication and service to Kansas interscholastic athletic programs. The KSHSAA Official Recognition program started in the 1999-2000 school year to honor officials who have contributed significant years of service.  Award plaques are given for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to the ... Read More »

Hansen Scholarship Winners

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The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas has named 250 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 36th annual scholarship competition.  In addition, eleven scholarships have been awarded to Kansas Community College students who are planning to continue their education at a Kansas four-year college or university.  One hundred Hansen Student winners were selected.   ... Read More »

High School State Tournament Results For March 12

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association 2011 High School Basketball State Tournaments are underway at locations across the state, and here are the latest results as reported from around the state. 2A in Manhattan: Boys – Berean Academy 41 Lyndon 32 (Championship) Girls – Moundridge 48 Ell-Saline 34 (Championship) Boys – Washington County 50 Nemaha Valley 38 (Third Place) ... Read More »