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Clean Air Act causes concern amongst farmers

Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. After all, they say, it‘s hard to avoid dust on the farm or prairie. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA ... Read More »

Military Retirees to Get Flu Shots at Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day

Military Retirees of all services may get their flu shots as well as basic health screenings at the annual Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day, Friday, 15 October.  Fort Riley services some 44,000 military retirees in the four-state area of Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and a large contingent of these retirees look forward to this annual event at this ... Read More »

Secret shopper program may be a secret fraud

A fraudulent cashier’s check scheme has been reported in Northeast Kansas. According to law enforcement a citizen received a letter from a company called BESTMARK out of Minnetonka, Minnesota.  The letter advised them that they had been selected to participate in a,“ Secret Shopper” program. A cashier’s check, purportedly from Finance Center Federal Credit Union for $1,490 was enclosed. It ... Read More »

Extension Agents recommends delay of anhydrous application

Harvest season is moving along and soon will be turning to preplant applications of fertilizer for the 2011 season.  There is good reason to delay applications of anhydrous ammonia until after soil temperatures have fallen below 50 degrees F.  This usually occurs after November 1 each year.  The average of the high and low temperature for the day is a ... Read More »

Apply now for state’s grain commodity commissions

Grain growers in central Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the  state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers—should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2010, filing deadline. The 2011 election will cover districts four, five and six, or the central third of Kansas.  District four includes Clay, ... Read More »

Save a car – miss a deer

Kansans are getting advice on driving safely during deer mating season. Triple A notes that deer cause 1.6 million vehicle crashes annually. The Insurance Information Institute says such accidents average $3,000 in damages. Deer accidents spike from October through December, during mating season. Triple A executive vice president Jim Hanni says it‘s essential for drivers to stay alert and focused. ... Read More »

Southern Teacher awarded P.E. Teacher of the Year

Southern Elementary physical education teacher Beth Willet was recently awarded the Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year in the state of Nebraska.  Willet, in her 31st year of teaching at Southern Elementary thanked students, teachers and administration for their support during a rally in her honor on Wednesday.  Willet was named the Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year by the ... Read More »

$100,000 truck lost in fire

Southeast Nebraska Co-op lost a truck valued at over $100,00 on Thursday.  Beatrice Rural Firefighters responded to a call of a truck on fire Thursday afternoon. The truck was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene at 80th and Juniper streets, according to firefighter Gary Wiese.  The truck was in the field to spread lime.  No one was ... Read More »

Flags to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor fallen soldier

Gov. Mark Parkinson has ordered flags to be lowered across Kansas in honor of a soldier from Wichita who was killed in Afghanistan.  Flags will be lowered Friday from sunup to sundown in honor of Sgt. Justin Officer. The 26-year-old soldier was killed Sept. 29 in combat when a roadside bomb exploded.  Officer served with the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry ... Read More »

CMH adds new tool to detect breast cancer

CMH Adds Powerful New Tool in Fight for Early Detection of Breast Cancer Marysville, KS —- This year in America, more than 184,450 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) has advanced the fight against this pervasive disease by installing a new cutting edge digital mammography system. The GE Healthcare Senographe Digital Mammography system provides physicians ... Read More »