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Deadline for Rural Opportunities Conference is Wednesday »

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Wednesday is the final day to register for the annual Rural Opportunities Conference, which will be April 9 and 10 in Dodge City. The conference will highlight rural business and community development topics. Breakout sessions will discuss funding diversity and collaboration for community and entrepreneurial development; closing the workforce housing gap; the economic impact of […]

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Pa. teen to government: Change font, save millions »

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh teenager has published a study suggesting the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs by switching to a thinner typeface that uses less ink. Fourteen-year-old O’Hara township resident Suvir Mirchandani says there was plenty of talk at school about saving paper and he wondered […]

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Man found dead in McPherson identified by police »

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McPHERSON — Police have identified the man found dead early Thursday morning in McPherson as Ernest Charles Miller, 26. McPherson Police said an autopsy was conducted Friday in Wichita, and the cause of death was determined to be asphyxia and blunt trauma. The manner of death was not specified, and toxicology reports have not been […]

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Salina police called to ER after man arrives with gunshot wound »

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Salina Post SALINA — Few details have been released concerning a shooting in Salina late Thursday night. Salina Police Department Capt. Sean Morton said officers were sent to the emergency room at Salina Regional Health Center just after 11 p.m. after a man was brought in with a gunshot wound. He said the man was […]

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KS Cold Weather Rule ends Monday »

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Kansas Corporation Commission Topeka – The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends Monday, March 31, and Kansans who are delinquent on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service. The rule, in effect November 1 through March 31 each year, provides protection to residential customers who cannot fully pay winter utility […]

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Police find car related to suspicious death »

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Fred Gough, Hutch Post 8:45 p.m. Police in McPherson have reported the vehicle they were looking for has been located. No other information has been released.  We will post details when they become available. 7:40 p.m. McPHERSON–Police are looking for a car and clues after a man was found dead outside a storage shed in […]

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Kansas governor decries prairie chicken decision »

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is criticizing the federal government’s decision to place the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species. Brownback on Thursday called the decision an overreach. He said in a statement that he’s concerned that the decision will hurt the Kansas economy. Brownback said his administration is looking […]

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Cold weather rule to end March 31 »

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Kansas Corporation Commission TOPEKA — The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends on March 31, and Kansans who are delinquent on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service. The rule, in effect November 1 through March 31 each year, provides protection to residential customers who cannot fully pay winter utility […]

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Osborne man named to new KS Freight Advisory Committee »

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Kansas Department of Transportation TOPEKA — Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King has announced members of the newly-formed Kansas Freight Advisory Committee. During the Kansas Transportation Summit last fall in Emporia, participants said that to better serve the economy, the Kansas Department of Transportation needed a better understanding of the demands of expanding freight within […]

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Monday is final application day for heating assistance »

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TOPEKA – The start of spring is here. But for many families, paying winter heating bills is still a lingering concern. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is still accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). The deadline to apply is March 31. “This was a bitterly cold winter and […]

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Kansas growers sought for wheat-yield contest »

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MANHATTAN — Now that the 2014 Kansas wheat crop is breaking dormancy, achieving top yields is on the minds of wheat farmers. With Mother Nature’s help, your best management practices could be just the ticket to earn you a quick $1,000 in cash, if you enter the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest. Now in its fifth […]

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Fugitive arrested after off-duty deputy sees him eating »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man wanted in Kansas and Oklahoma is likely wishing he had decided to eat in this weekend. Virgil Tillman was eating at a restaurant on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City Sunday when a U.S. Marshal who had been looking for him since February decided to go to […]

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Hutchinson man convicted in abuse case involving 10-year-old »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — A Reno County jury Wednesday found Henry “Harley” Davidson, 38, Hutchinson, guilty of attempted rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy. The state originally had charged Davidson with rape, however, the jury opted for the attempted rape count. The jury got the case after a total of […]

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