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NCK Tech will use foundation grant to help fund Hays health fair »

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North Central Kansas Technical College recently was awarded a $600 grant from the Hays area Heartland Community Foundation’s Healthy Living Fund. The grant funds will provide support for the annual Hays Community Health Fair, which is organized and staffed by the Hays campus NCK Tech nursing students and faculty. Sandra Gottschalk, NCK Tech Hays campus […]

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Kansas school funding measure: How area legislators voted »

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Here’s how northwest Kansas lawmakers voted on the compromise school funding proposal, which was approved and sent to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. The Kansas House passed the measure 63-57. Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco; Rep. Troy Waymaster, R-Luray; and Rep. Ward Cassidy, R-St. Francis, voted in favor, while Rep. Sue Boldra, R-Hays; Rep. John Ewy, R-Jetmore; […]

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Brownback issues statement on school funding proposal »

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TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas House of Representatives: “The school finance bill that passed the Kansas House today with bipartisan support increases funding to Kansas schools by $83 million and includes $74 million of property tax relief.  I am pleased with […]

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Legislators advance protection for the IDs of parents who give up their child »

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By KYLE CRANE KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — The Kansas House unanimously passed a bill Friday that would provide protection of anonymity for parents who willingly surrender physical custody of a child of 45 days or younger. House bill 2577 would amend the Newborn Infant Protection Act by prohibiting a person or facility receiving […]

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Middle school student hurt after being struck by vehicle »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized Thursday after being struck by a vehicle outside Hutchinson Middle School. According to the Hutchinson Police Department, 17-year-old Jacob Tyler Ice, who lives in the area, struck the 14-year-old as he was crossing the street. Edward Hernandez was transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment. […]

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Salina loses women’s college tournament to Texas »

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Salina Post SALINA — The National Junior College Athletic Association announced Thursday that 2015 will be the last NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship. The tournament will be relocated to Lubbock, Texas, for 2016 to 2018, the NJCAA said during its annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. The NJCAA greatly appreciates the hard work […]

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Great Bend native named 2014 conservation champion »

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Great Bend Post PRATT ­– The Playa Lakes Joint Venture recognized Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Joe Kramer, Director of Fisheries and Wildlife Division, as one of two recipients of the 2014 North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champion Award. Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory was the other 2014 recipient. Each year, the […]

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Kan. bill would allow microbreweries to increase production »

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By HEATHER NELSON KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — The Kansas legislature progressed in the reworking of a bill that would allow microbreweries to triple their production each year. The Kansas House amended Senate Bill 346, which had passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month before being introduced to the House Committee on Federal and […]

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2014 winter most expensive since 2008 »

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TOPEKA- The winter of 2014 was the most costly since 2008 for the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT spent an estimated $22 million on materials, labor and equipment usage to keep state highways clear and open for travel. That amount compares to $23.7 million in 2008. This year’s winter costs break down to $8.50 per […]

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Department of Administration launches new web site »

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TOPEKA–Kansas Department of Administration (KDOA) Secretary Jim Clark announced Wednesday in a news release  that the agency has unveiled its new website, www.admin.ks.gov. With the new website, which was designed for easy access across mobile and desktop devices, the agency offers a digital platform for access to its many services, including procurement and contracts, state surplus, job […]

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Would-be bowling alley burglar caught in act, but escapes »

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Salina Post SALINA — A burglar was caught in the act early Wednesday morning but eluded capture. Salina Police Capt. Mike Sweeney said a maintenance man at All Star Lanes bowling alley, 624 S. Broadway, discovered the break-in just before 5 a.m. The employee confronted the burglar as he was coming out of the office […]

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Governor and DCF Secretary Kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month »

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TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore were joined by dozens of children today, to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event in Topeka involved the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to call attention to child abuse prevention. “Child abuse is a persistent problem and […]

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Arrest made in connection with Salina shooting »

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Salina Post SALINA — A 28-year-old Salina woman has been arrested on a charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting Thursday that put a 34-year-old man in the hospital. Tiffany Goheen was booked into the Saline County jail late Friday morning for allegedly shooting John Daniels at 864 Sherman. Police were notified of […]

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