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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 »


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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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