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Alcove Springs leads the list of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography

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After six weeks of voting and 12,401 votes later, it’s time to announce the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography.  Thanks to all of you that participated!  We had more schools than ever vote in this contest.  In alphabetical order: Alcove Spring, Blue Rapids Coronado Heights, Lindsborg Four-State Lookout, White Cloud Gyp Hills Scenic Drive and Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway, Barber ... Read More »

HERITAGE TRUST FUND GRANTS AWARDED to Washington County Sheriff’s building

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TOPEKA, KS- The Kansas Historical Society announced the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review made its recommendations for the 2010 round of Heritage Trust Fund (HTF) grants on February 20, 2010. The Board awarded $757,530 for 13 projects across the state. Forty-seven eligible applications were reviewed, requesting a total of $3,134,341 in funds. As in previous years, the HTF program ... Read More »

Kansas fire service helps defeat bill to prohibit home fire sprinklers

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February 25, 2010 – Fire safety advocates led a successful effort in Kansas this month to defeat what they described as a dangerous piece of legislation. House Bill 2515 would have prohibited local jurisdictions from adopting sprinkler requirements in homes. The bill did not receive the needed votes to pass. “This bill would have put citizens and firefighters’ lives at ... Read More »

Honor flight fundraiser this Saturday

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Jackson Heights School District will hold a fundraiser Saturday for an Honor Flight this spring. Honor Flights takes World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the National World War II memorial and other historic sites. Jackson Heights School District Superintendent Paul Becker says a chicken and noodle dinner will be held Saturday evening at the EUM Church in Holton. The cost of ... Read More »

1A Regional Boys Scoreboard (2/25)

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At Baileyville B&B: Hanover 44, Axtell 21 Baileyville B&B 47, Frankfort 45 At Clifton-Clyde: Clifton-Clyde 64, White City 35 Linn 45, BV-Randolph 38 At Elwood Wetmore 55, Lawrence Seabury 50 Centralia 80, Elwood 39 ======== Class 1A regionals At Ashland Ashland 62, Jetmore 32 Minneola 49, Fowler 36 At Baileyville Hanover 44, Axtell 21 Baileyville B&B 47, Frankfort 45 At ... Read More »

Two injured in one vehicle accident

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DATE: 02/20/2010            LOCATION:  ¾ mile west of SW. 61st Road on Maple Road  TIME: Approximately 1900 hours                OFFENSE: One vehicle injury accident        CASE:  2010-0729                On Saturday, February 20, 2010 at approximately 1900 hours, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Beatrice Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle injury accident located ¾ of a mile ... Read More »

Telephone Scams come to our area.

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Seneca Police Chief Brent Schulte says the Pamida store in Seneca reported that someone is calling customers of the Pamida Pharmacy and identifying themselves as a Pamida representative that is verifying customer information. Pamida is not conducting any type of telephone verification and believe this to be a scam to obtain personal information on individuals. Schulte reminds residents not to give out ... Read More »

U.S. Census Bureaus seeking workers

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The US Census Bureau is in the process of hiring nearly 4,000 temporary workers in Kansas from now until July. Dennis Johnson, the Regional Director of the US Census Bureau, says the bureau is in a very active mode of both recruiting and hiring. Interested applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years old or older, have a valid social security ... Read More »

Letter for federal aid submitted to President Obama

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 49 counties hit by winter storms in December and early January. The state Adjutant General‘s Department said Friday that Parkinson sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama. Parkinson said in a statement that he‘s hoping to obtain federal aid to help the state and ... Read More »

Alleged drunk driver hits patrol vehicle.

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DATE:  2-13-10             LOCATION:  Hwy 136/SW 89th Rd  TIME:  2100               OFFENSE:  Two vehicle non-injury accident/DUI       CASE:  2010-0619                As a Gage County deputy was conducting a DUI investigation on Highway 136 at approximately SW 89th Road on February 13, 2010, her patrol unit was struck by the suspect’s vehicle.  Sue Glynn, 66 of Lincoln, was in her 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix when ... Read More »