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Author Archives: Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".

Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C.

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6-05-09 This weekend marks the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe led by Supreme Allied Commander Dwight David Eisenhower during World War II; . A series of commemorative events are being held in Abilene this weekend in honor of D-Day. First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, a member of the 12-person commission working to create a national memorial ... Read More »

Kansas Prairie Shop Hop

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6-04-09 It’s called Kansas Prairie Shop Hop and 11 communities in the northeast quadrant of Kansas have businesses that expect the unique promotion to bring a substantial number of visitors to their stores. The Shop Hop Promotion is in its fifth year and extends its reach from the furthest western outpost, Stuff-N-Such in Downs, eastward to Hiawatha, which is only ... Read More »

Moran Introduces Veterans Legislation

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran used this past Memorial Day weekend as a backdrop to introduce legislation late last week that would prevent veterans from being unfairly denied their right to purchase firearms. The legislation, sponsored by Moran and Texas Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, would reform the Department of Veterans Affairs process that has taken away Second Amendment rights from ... Read More »

New Lt. Governor

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Kansas has a new Lt. Governor. Troy Findley, who was named to take over the job yesterday, has served on the Governor’s staff since July 2005. His appointment by new Governor Mark Parkinson was made official on Thursday. The new Kansas Lt. Governor’s appointment drew high praise from Kansas Attorney General Steven Six. A statement from the Attorney General’s Office ... Read More »

Closing Guantanamo Bay Could Impact Kansas

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President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base before the end of the year. That’s got a lot of Kansans nervous because there is a great deal of speculation that Ft. Leavenworth, in the northeastern part of the state, will be the new home for the 250 detainees currently housed at ... Read More »

CRP Extended

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Several weeks ago Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran asked the Department of Agriculture to extend some of the expiring 2009 Conservation Reserve Program Contracts. Moran got his wish this week. Local Farm Management Agencies announced yesterday that FSA will offer certain producers the opportunity to extend their CRP contracts that are scheduled to expire in four months. USDA ... Read More »

Swine Flu becomes 2009 H1N1Influenza

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Late yesterday afternoon the Mitchell County Health Department issued a press release authorized by Mitchell County Health Officer, Dr. Kris Kimple. The document now refers to what we have been calling the Swine Flu – as the 2009H1N1 Influenza and describes the symptoms as: 1. Recent onset of fever of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Runny nose and nasal ... Read More »

Swine Flu – Things You Should Do

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The first confirmed death in the United States due to the Swine Flu was confirmed yesterday, a 23-month old child in Texas. Two days ago state health authorities confirmed the existence of two Swine Flu cases in Kansas, in Dickinson County. Is it time to panic – as in PAN-DEMIC? Probably not says Lincoln County Public Health Officer Ladonna Rienert. ... Read More »

Sebelius Nomination and Swine Flu Suggestions

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Democrats are confident that the full Senate today will confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius has certainly taken a lickin’ during the confirmation process with revelations of tax irregularities and a campaign connection to late term abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller made public. If Sebelius is confirmed today, it is likely that the ... Read More »

Texas Lawsuit Over National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

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The Governor of Texas recently quipped that his state should consider seceding from the Union. Most Kansans probably don’t care one way or another where “Big T” goes. What Kansans do care about, including Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, is an attempt by the Texas Biological and Agro-Defense Consortium to derail the building of the new National Bio ... Read More »