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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".

Kansas Highway Patrol STEP Program

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The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign starting today. This special Traffic Enforcement Program – STEP is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The program runs through Saturday, November 29th. The KHP and other agencies ... Read More »

Is Wiggins a Serious Candidate for Governor

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Do Kansas Democrats have a candidate who can go the distance with Sam Brownback in next years’ Governor’s race? Political observers in the state are beginning to look at Tom Wiggins who emerged as a candidate last week after appointing a treasurer for a 2010 bid. Wiggins is a former pharmaceutical company executive who returned to Kansas from California early ... Read More »

Effort to Restore Power Nearly Complete

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Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative is reporting that it should complete the effort to restore power to the residents of Republic, Washington and Cloud Counties shortly. Rolling Hills Manager Doug Johnson said, “It’s a very slow process, we have put a lot of poles in the ground and we are moving through a lot of mud.” It has been a week ... Read More »

Overbeck Funeral Monday

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The funeral for Washington County Sheriff Bill Overbeck will take place this coming Monday at 10:00-AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. The 58-year old Overbeck died Tuesday at his home in Hanover of an illness. Washington County Undersheriff Traci Hattesohl is serving as interim sheriff until a successor is appointed. It is expected that it will take at ... Read More »

Moran Press Conference

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran spoke at a press conference today in Washington D.C. as a part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing to get the Department of Defense to account for a recent ruling by the World Trade Organization. Moran argues the European Union has illegally subsidized development of Airbus aircraft. Airbus is currently competing with Boeing ... Read More »

Kansas Board of Regents Say Tax

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The higher education system in Kansas has lost $103-million in the current school year which does not end until June 30th. Two members of the Kansas Board of Regents – Dan Lykins and Gary Sherrer, said yesterday that the state needs to consider raising new tax revenues because of its budget problems. The Board of Regents met yesterday with Governor ... Read More »

Turkey Fryers Safety Hazard

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As Kansas residents prepare their Thanksgiving Day meals, Kansas State Fire Marshal Dan McLaughlin is urging all families to be careful in the kitchen and to also be extremely cautious if you plan to use a turkey fryer. Turkey fryers are becoming more popular because they greatly reduce the time it takes to cook a turkey compared to conventional ovens. ... Read More »

Sarah Palin Will Come to Salina

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The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has done something that late night talk show host David Letterman has not been able to do… schedule former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin for an appearance. Yesterday afternoon the news broke that Palin would be the guest speaker at the Annual Chamber Banquet in Salina, February 5th. In the past ... Read More »

Youth Pheasant and Quail Season

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The 2009 Youth Pheasant and Quail Hunting Season will be open this coming weekend across the State of Kansas. On Saturday and Sunday, public lands walk-in hunting areas and private lands with permission are all open for young people to get the first chance at the upland birds. According to Mike Nyhoff, Area Manager at the Glen Elder Reservoir Wildlife ... Read More »

Veterans Legislation

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With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Congress is working on legislation that will improve work training opportunities for unemployed veterans. First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, has cast his vote to send H.R. 1168, the Veterans Retraining Act, out of committee and to the full House for a ... Read More »