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Kansas has new Foster Care and Family Services Ombudsman »

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TOPEKA –Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore announced Thursday afternoon in Topeka, a new effort to help foster parents. A Foster Care and Family Services Ombudsman will begin serving foster parents who have specific issues or concerns that need to be addressed. Niomi Burget currently serves as Director of Client Services for […]

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Student photography contest envisions Kansas’ 154th birthday »

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TOPEKA– Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently launched the Happy Birthday, Kansas! student photography contest during the History and Environmental Fair at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka. Brownback spoke to a group of fourth graders from Jefferson North Elementary, encouraging them to join with students across the state to discover and celebrate the people and […]

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Man arrested in connection with theft of trailer, ATVs »

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SALINA — A routine traffic stop afternoon resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old Salina man for outstanding municipal court warrants, and the theft of a trailer carrying two all-terrain vehicles on April 22. Just before 1 p.m. April 22, officers stopped a white Suburban in the parking lot of Braums on West Crawford that […]

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PSU joins KSU and KU in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge »

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Lenexa- EPA Region 7 is announcing nine new collegiate members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The nine new members from Region 7 include Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Luther College, […]

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Hoxie man hurt in Friday morning accident »

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HOXIE — A Hoxie man was hospitalized after an accident early Friday morning in Sheridan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by Joshua A. Mader, 26, was westbound on U.S. 24 5 miles east of Hoxie when the truck crossed the center line, entered the south ditch, hit a culvert […]

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Cutoff date for lesser prairie chicken program extended »

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SALINA — State Conservationist Eric B. Banks announced the extended deadline for enrollments in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to the Natural Resources Conservation Service through April 18. Kansas NRCS will fund the initiative through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program and provide […]

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Great Bend Republican files for re-election »

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Great Bend Post State Rep. John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, filed Monday to run for another two-year term in the Kansas House. Great Bend Democrat Steve Muehleisen also has indicated he will run for the 112th House District seat. The filing deadline is noon June 2. The primary election is Aug. 5, and the general election […]

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FHSU Astronomy Club to celebrate first human in space »

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FHSU University Relations Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, on board the Vostok-1 53 years ago on April 12, became the first human to go out into outer space. The Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club will celebrate this milestone with “Yuri’s Night.” According to student organizer Megan Adams, the celebration of Gagarin’s momentous flight “aims to […]

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Three arrested on allegations of kidnapping in Junction »

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JUNCTION CITY — Three men have been arrested on allegations of kidnapping, Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown said Tuesday. Brown said police received a report Monday morning of a possible kidnapping at 30 Riley Manor. “We’d received a tip from a citizen that lives in the area that they’d seen three men force an […]

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Smith County natives give $1.5M to K-State engineering addition »

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K-State News and Editorial Services MANHATTAN — Alan and Jan Levin, Tucson, Ariz., have made a commitment of $1.5 million to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University to support the phase IV building addition currently underway. When the $45 million phase IV expansion opens in fall 2015, it will be a first-class facility […]

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Salina voters approve $110.7M bond for school improvements »

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Salina Post SALINA — Although the final tally is unofficial, a $110.7 million bond proposal for school improvements in Salina USD 305 will pass easily. During the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Saline County Clerk and Elections Officer Don Merriman said with approximately 500 votes left to be counted, the yea votes were 8,352, […]

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Great Bend superintendent: Bill ‘short-sighted’ and ‘bad policy’ »

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By STAN UNRUH Post News Network GREAT BEND — USD 428 Superintendent Dr. Tom Vernon has spent a lifetime working in education — and is disappointed with what the Kansas Legislature did this weekend. Lawmakers approved adding approximately $129 million into state funding for poorer school districts — but also contained policy changes that have […]

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HRC calls off Monday practices »

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Due to weather conditions, all Hays Recreation Commission soccer and flag football practices scheduled for Monday have been canceled. For more information, visit Hays Rec’s website HERE.

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