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Storm reports from Thursday night

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Northern Marshall County was among the hardest hit areas of Kansas after storms rolled through Tuesday evening.  Large hailstones damaged windows, roofs, siding, vehicles, and crops.  The line of storms left Axtell soaked with over 2 inches of rain, Summerfield reported 3 inches of rain, and Beattie reported 1.8 inches of rain from the Tuesday night storm.  Oketo reported 2.25 ... Read More »

82nd Kansas FFA Convention Underway in Manhattan

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The first day of the 82nd Kansas FFA Convention featured an opportunity for high school students to explore potential careers; recognition of student success in the FFA creed speaking, agricultural issues and parliamentary procedure career development events; and a challenge to members made by renowned speaker Jeff Yalden. The opening session welcomed Kansas FFA members, advisors and guests to Manhattan ... Read More »

Activities Planned For Hollenberg Pony Express Station 150th Anniversary

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HANOVER, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express 5 p.m. Monday, June 21. All activities are free and open to the public. Hollenberg Pony Express Station is located four miles north of U.S. 36 on K-148, one mile east of Hanover on K-243. Event highlights include: ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s report

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On 051910 on US 36 at MM 267 Barbara Banister, Tempe Arizona driving a 1999 Honda struck deer. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On 052210 on Eagle Road ½ mile north of Parallel Road a 2007 Chevrolet truck was found in a ravine. Vehicle was recovered as a stolen vehicle out of Cloud County . ... Read More »

USDA to Invest $13 Million Rural Entrepreneurship

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Lyons, NE – On Friday, May 28th, the USDA will begin final implementation of a long-awaited, $13 million investment in rural America’s economic recovery. USDA Rural Development is poised to roll out the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program that was established in the 2008 Farm Bill. It’s a new program that will make grants to organizations that provide training, technical assistance ... Read More »

Kansas Cattlemen Speak Out About New Traceability System

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Representing more than 1,700 Kansas producers, Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) expressed deep concerns with the initiation of USDA’s new Animal Disease Traceability System. Attending the Kansas City meeting put on by USDA in mid-May, KCA confirmed that there are many aspects of the system that are unresolved and questionable. First and foremost, it is inappropriate to mandate and regulate a ... Read More »

CMH Receives Grant from Union Pacific Foundation

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Marysville, KS — Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) received a $10,000 grant from Union Pacific Foundation. The Union Pacific Foundation Board approved the grant award to CMH to assist with construction of its new hospital facility. “We are very appreciative of the grant from the Union Pacific Foundation,” stated Pam Harrison, CMH Foundation Coordinator. “It is rewarding when others recognize the ... Read More »

American Red Cross Offers Lifesaving Skills For Families Planning Water-Related Activities This Summer

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A 2009 Red Cross survey found nearly half of people experience a near-drowning scare during their lifetime Topeka, KS. May 25, 2010 – 2009 survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows the importance of water safety skills, with half of those surveyed saying they have had a near-drowning experience in their lifetime. The survey found that 48 percent reported ... Read More »

Red Cross Survey Finds More than Two-thirds of Americans Experience a Summer Emergency

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Red Cross Survey Finds More than Two-thirds of Americans Experience a Summer Emergency As summer approaches, families can be prepared for emergencies by taking a Red Cross course Topeka, KS, Monday, May 24, 2010— A new Red Cross survey shows that 68 percent of Americans have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites, heat stroke ... Read More »

River Valley Extension District Wheat Plot Tours – June 2, June 3, June 8 and June 10, 2010

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              K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District in cooperation with area commercial agri-businesses will host a series of wheat varieties plot tours on Wednesday, June 2, Thursday, June 3, Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, 2010. These educational plots allow wheat growers to see side by side comparisons with new and standard varieties at varied ... Read More »