TOPEKA– Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, announced today that the Kansas Insurance Department will allow companies selling health insurance in the state to continue to renew policies that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that went into effect on January 1, 2014. Under this transitional policy, companies will be allowed […]
Funeral services for Eugene “Gene” Jacobs, 83, La Crosse, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse. Burial will be at La Crosse City Cemetery. Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Rosabel Flax, 64, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellis. Keithley Funeral Chapel, Ellis, is in charge of arrangements.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture today announced the result of elections for the state’s five grain commodity commissions – corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts Four, Five and Six in the central region of the state. Stephen Bigge, who grows sorghum in Rooks County, was elected to District Four of […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There’s an app for that. Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone, developed by the Madison-based company’s Institute for the Advancement of Bacon. The company […]
TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will release its ruling on a state school finance lawsuit Friday, ending months of speculation about whether the state has to increase spending for public schools. The court announced Thursday that the ruling would be issued Friday morning. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by attorneys representing four […]
FHSU University Relations Tickets are now on sale for “H.M.S. Pinafore,” or “The Lass Who Loved a Sailor,” which promises an evening full of music and laughter as romantic sailors, sisters, cousins and aunts sing and dance their away across the deck of the British ship, the H.M.S. Pinafore, at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in […]
A Great Bend man is facing involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from an head-on accident that claimed the life of a Hays man in September. The complaint against Cameron Wade Williams was filed Feb. 28 in Ellis County District Court. According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, Williams was driving eastbound in the westbound lane on Interstate […]
OAKLEY — Two East Coast residents were hospitalized after an early morning rollover accident Thursday on Interstate 70. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1993 Jeep Wrangler driven by Valerie Zandoli, 49, Conway, N.H., was westbound on I-70 just east of U.S. 83 when the vehicle drifted off the road to the left. the driver […]
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto last week of SB 1062 — a controversial “religious freedom” bill few Americans read and even fewer understood — may well have been a defining moment in the history of gay rights in America. Post SB 1062, it will be politically difficult, if not impossible, to pass laws that are […]
Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — The Kansas State Fair has announced acts for the 2014 U.S. Cellular Grandstand lineup. The first acts have been confirmed for the Sept. 5 to 14 2014 Kansas State Fair — Hunter Hayes; Sawyer Brown with Aaron Tippin; and the Country Gold Tour, starring country legends Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune […]
The two cousins who run the private equity giant KKR took home an astounding total of $327 million in 2013, new regulatory filings reveal. Much of this lush windfall came via “carried interest,” Wall Street-speak for the cut that private equity kingpins take on the profits they make for their investors. Taxpayers who qualify for […]
Dear Dave, How do you feel about gambling at a casino, as long as you limit your spending and don’t expect to win big money? Brian Dear Brian, I don’t really have a moral problem with it, but I don’t understand the concept. Call me crazy, but I do not get a thrill from losing […]