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Innovative Stream Buffer Program Available in Marshall and Washington Counties

I’m forwarding a NEW program as of Feb. 1.  Applications are being taken now through April 1, 2010.   This is an innovative program for our farmers, ranchers & livestock folks in Marshall & Washington Counties within the Lower Little & Big Blue River Watersheds.    Targeted areas are pictured on the map in the Program Summary attached.  They include:    1.  Cropland & livestock  2.  Stream banks  ... Read More »

KANSAS COURT WORKERS – STAYING ON THE JOB

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss says court workers in the state won’t be furloughed for a week this month. A contingency plan drafted last summer proposed that the courts be closed for up to six weeks, beginning February 15, as a cost-cutting measure due to severe budget deficits. But in a letter to employees Thursday, Nuss said budget-reduction steps ... Read More »

K-STATE’S GROW PROGRAM TO SPONSOR ‘HELPING HANDS’ EVENT IN FEBRUARY

K-STATE’S GROW PROGRAM TO SPONSOR ‘HELPING HANDS’ EVENT IN FEBRUARY MANHATTAN – Middle school-age girls from across Kansas have the opportunity to participate in “Helping Hands” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, on the Kansas State University campus. The event, offering hands-on exploration of innovative medical treatments, is sponsored by K-State’s GROW, Girls Researching Our World program. ... Read More »

Regional Economy Picking Up

A perfect lead in to the next story!!! Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss is predicting, “The likelihood of dipping back into recessionary territory has diminished significantly.” Goss says a January survey of business leaders in 9-Midwest and Plains state suggests the region’s economy is picking up steam. The Business Conditioning Index for the Mid-America Region made a healthy jump in ... Read More »

Ag Profitability Conference

The annual area Ag Profitability Conference that was held in Smith Center today brought together an all-star cast of 6 Ag Economics experts from Kansas State University and a little over 50-area producers trying to absorb the financial advice necessary to make this a profitable year down on the farm. The program was co-sponsored by Smith County Extension and Post ... Read More »

Moran Blasts Taiwan

First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran had some tough words for Taiwan late last week. Congressman Moran blasted the Taiwanese government after the island nation’s Parliament voted to block imports of U.S. beef products. Moran said, “The failure to repeal the decision to block imports of U.S. ground beef and beef offal, risks jeopardizing future trade agreements between the U.S. ... Read More »

Red Cross seeking Northeast Kansas volunteers

The Red Cross of Northeast Kansas is seeking volunteers to help provide Red Cross Services to the Northeast Kansas Area.  According to Red Cross Regional Marketing Director Deb Tucker the Northeast Red Cross Chapter serves 16 counties and currently has over 300 volunteers.  Volunteers can be trained for local, state, national or international response to a wide range of emergency ... Read More »

Carnival Rides return to Washington County Fair.

Washington County Fair is planning to bring back carnival rides at this year’s fair.  Leslie Gauby, President of the Fair Board confirmed that a contract has been signed with Moore’s Greater Shows from Lyford, Texas.  In order to secure the carnival Washington County has changed the dates of their fair to July 13th thru 17th.  According to an earlier interview ... Read More »

EPA mandated smoke management plan could lead to the regulation of diesel and dust

The Kansas State Senate is holding hearings on a bill which asks the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt the Flint Hills from a mandated smoke management plan.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled on an “endangerment finding” and instructed the EPA to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions.  The smoke caused from burning pastures and fields can contribute to the air ... Read More »

Wymore Fire Depart in critical need of EMTs

Wymore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is looking for a few good rescuers.  According to Mark Meints, Rescue Chief there is a critical need for volunteers who would be interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians.  Volunteers who join the rescue team will have the opportunity to receive training in structural and wild land firefighting, emergency medical response, hazardous materials, and ... Read More »