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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".

Invitation to Join Advisory Council

North Central Kansas Workforce Solutions was a guest at yesterday’s Solomon Valley Economic Development meeting in Beloit. The organization, which is the parent organization of OCCK in Beloit, is looking for local business owners who can sit on advisory councils in their 9-county service area. NCK Workforce Solutions Employment Consultant Patsy Stockhan says her organization is looking for people who ... Read More »

Some Good News at Lovewell

The folks at Lovewell Lake finally got some good news today from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It comes 5-weeks after the lake was first shut-down July 16th. The Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has given park officials the green light to open the reservoir to pleasure boating and fishing activities. The latest KDHE water ... Read More »

Kansas Wheat Says Wheat Good for Milling

Kansas Wheat late last week reported the Kansas wheat harvest has exceeded most expectations for the quality preferred by millers. Kansas Wheat collected the data from reports put out by Kansas State University’s Grain Science and Industry program The reports show farmers in the southern counties exceeded the milling industry’s 2-main quality benchmarks, test weights of 60 pounds per bushel ... Read More »

Lovewell Lake Closed for a Second Week

It will be closed until at least next Friday, July 30th. That was the order issued by the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment yesterday after the latest test of water from the lake still had dangerous toxin levels. The toxins were produced algae blooms growing there. Lovewell Wildlife and Parks Manager Rob Unruh said he was informed by ... Read More »

CRP Registration

Representatives from the local Farm Service Agencies will be attending training sessions on provisions for a new Conservation Reserve Program or CRP sign up next week. Unfortunately, no specific date has been set by the Ag Department for sign up yet, but it is anticipated that the sign up will be set sometime in August. Initially 2.8-million acres were to ... Read More »

Technology Classes In Concordia

The North Central Regional Planning Commission is reporting that several classes focusing on the use of communication technology will be offered in Concordia this month through the North Central Kansas Small Business Development Center. The classes include 3-offerings – Website Design Made Easy, Facebook 101-Setting up a Personal Facebook Account, and Facebook 201-Growing Your Business on Facebook. All 3-classes will ... Read More »

Three Vehicle Accident Near Belleville

An accident at a highway construction site just east of Belleville sent 3-people to the hospital late Wednesday afternoon. 16-year old Tanner J. Allen, 21-year old Mason L. Ruft, and 12-year old Payton Ruft were all taken to the Republic County Hospital in Belleville. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Accident Report, a 2008 Jeep driven by 56-year old Annette ... Read More »

Harvest Moves North Finally

It’s been right at a week since the area wheat harvest got underway. A check of the harvest progress in the Beloit and eastern half of Mitchell County areas shows producers have been cutting, but only those with fields south of a line east and west starting about 5-miles south of Beloit. Those with fields north of that line took ... Read More »

Moran Asks President to Abandon Amnesty Program

U.S. Senate hopeful Jerry Moran is calling on President Obama to abandon a plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. Moran said, “Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is no solution. I strongly oppose this attempt to circumvent Congress and reward those who have entered our country illegally.” Moran said the plan would further bankrupt the ... Read More »

New Kansas Seat Belt Law

Starting June 30th, if you are stopped in Kansas for not wearing a safety restraint in the front seat of a vehicle – a new law allows officers to ticket you. What you may not know is that officers as of last Thursday, June 9th, can now stop you as a part of the primary seat belt law and issue ... Read More »