LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The home improvement retailer Menard Inc. is proposing a $25 million distribution center and manufacturing facility in Lawrence. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1XlmoEi ) reports that the facility would bring about 100 jobs to the community. Economic Development Corp. of Lawrence and Douglas County said in a statement that Midwest Manufacturing […]
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a bank robbery in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that the robbery happened Friday morning at an Intrust Bank branch. Authorities are seeking a man who wore a black hooded sweatshirt and had a black bandanna over his face.
SEDGWICK COUNTY -Freezing rain and slick roads are blamed for several accidents across the state on Friday. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the driver of a Suzuki SUV lost control of the vehicle on northbound Interstate 235 at the Kansas 42 just before 12:30 a.m. on Friday. The SUV entered the median and struck an […]
(AP) — Did you get up early to start your holiday shopping? Many shoppers started spending on Thanksgiving. Early numbers aren’t out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving. But it’s expected that more than three times the number of people who shopped on Thanksgiving went out to shop Friday. […]
Hays Post While retailers are dealing with Black Friday crowds, Midwest Energy crews are working to help customers avoid Blackout Friday. Midwest spokesman Mike Morley said ice and wind have led to up to 1,000 customers in the Great Bend and Kinsley areas being without power. “There’s a quarter to half-inch of ice on the […]
Office of the Governor TOPEKA–Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Nov. 28 as “Small Business Saturday” in Kansas to highlight the importance of small businesses to the state’s economy. “Small businesses are vital to our state’s economy, employing nearly 70 percent of all working Kansans,” said Governor Brownback. “Shopping locally is a great way to […]
WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp signed on to a letter this week urging House leadership to block implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule by not funding its implementation in the upcoming spending bill. For years, Huelskamp has been fighting the rule, an unprecedented effort to expand its regulation and control over […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP and Post) — The general manager of the World Series champion Royals is helping with an annual Christmas tradition in Kansas City. On Friday night, Dayton Moore will join Kansas City Mayor Sly James in lighting a 100-foot tall Douglas fir in front of Crown Center. Called the Mayor’s Christmas Tree, […]
By Diane Gasper-O’Brien FHSU University Relations and Marketing A lot of folks look up to Isaiah Maxi, and it’s not just because he stands 6 feet, 5 inches tall. An outgoing person who stands up for what he believes in, Maxi can talk to just about anyone. But this college student has two particular audiences […]
The Bricks in Downtown Hays Big Creek Horse and Carriage will be debuting this brand new carriage Saturday, Nov. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. The line starts at 10th and Main. Up to 12 people at a time may ride, so bring lots of friends. Thanks to sponsor, REFINE, rides are just $3 and […]
Leon Griffin, age 82, of WaKeeney, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney is handling arrangements.
Houston Stubbs passed away Nov. 25, 2015 at Gove County Longterm Care in Quinter. Services are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home in Quinter.
Healing After Loss This program offers mutual support for those who are healing from an adult loss in their lives such as a spouse, parent, sibling, or friend. This group gives emphasis to the particular needs and situation of each individual by sharing the strengths and knowledge that each person brings to the group. Many […]