February 17, 2017 Tax Bill Passes House On Thursday, February 16, the House of Representatives passed a substitute bill for House Bill 2178 on final action, 76 to 48. The original bill, which was substituted on February 15th in the House of Representatives by the Committee of the Whole, proposed changes to the tax structure, […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 17-year-old who was on a boat that capsized at the Douglas County Lake. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office says a second 17-year-old boy in the boat resurfaced and was able to make it to shore. The search began Saturday evening and stretched throughout Sunday until it […]
FHSU University Relations and Marketing Applications are now open for businesses to seek summer 2017 interns from Fort Hays State University’s W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Selected businesses are required to provide $500 towards the internship, which will be matched with $2,000 in grant funding. Students will be paid and have […]
ELLIS CO. EXTENSION Do you enjoy watching birds? Have you ever wondered how to attract birds to your own backyard? To create “The Bird Friendly Yard” the landscape has to meet the basic needs of birds you are trying to attract. Join us on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery of the […]
Dolores Mermis, 80, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, Kansas. The funeral mass celebration of Dolores’ life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at St. Mary’s Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell, Kansas. Burial will follow the funeral mass […]
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Somali refugees who have settled in a Kansas meatpacking town are the cornerstone of an innovative recruiting effort to entice new doctors to rural hospitals. It’s an effort that grew out of the realization that many millennials graduating from medical schools have a burning passion for international humanitarian work. Hospitals […]
Hello from Topeka! We are in the final days before we reach the half-way point of the session, which is called turn-around. It means the bills that were passed out of the House of Representatives go the Senate, and the bills the Senate passed go to the House for consideration. In preparation, we will be […]
National FFA week is Feb. 18 to 25. Eagle TV crews traveled northwest Kansas recently to speak with FFA members in a special series of interviews.
Don Owens, Quinter, passed away, Friday, February 17, 2017, at Gove County Medical Center, Long Term Care, Quinter. Arrangements are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter.
Tax bill passes the House Last week the House of Representatives took an important step toward restoring fiscal responsibility while stabilizing state revenues. The bill eliminated the income tax exemptions for some Kansas businesses and made adjustments to individual income tax rates. It is important to note that even with those adjustments Kansans will still be […]
Harry R. Dreiling, age 79, of Hays, Kansas passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Hays. He was born March 25, 1937 in Ellis, Kansas to Richard and Barbara (Pfeifer) Dreiling. He married Frances Werth September 26, 1959. She preceded him in death January 5, 1987. On August 31, 1990 he married Deborah Trzicky in […]
NPS NICODEMUS–Nicodemus National Historic Site, in partnership with Nicodemus Historical Society, invites the public to join them for Civil Rights in Kansas: A Comparative Discussion as the second program to commemorate Black History Month this February. The program will occur on February 23 starting at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the Nicodemus National […]
FHSU University Relations and Marketing The time is now for high school students in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska to sign up for the 2017 edition of Fort Hays State University’s program to recognize prospective college students and their families. A highlight at each event is the recognition of students who have already been awarded scholarships […]