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KDOA Suspends Four HCBS-FE Waiver Services

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(TOPEKA) The Kansas Department on Aging has announced the indefinite suspension of four services provided through the Home and Community-Based Services-Frail Elderly waiver program. Acting Secretary Martin Kennedy said the change was made as a result of cuts to the agency’s budget. Effective Jan. 1, 2010, the HCBS-FE waiver program will no longer pay for new recipients to receive assistive ... Read More »

Aging Dept. Director Stueve To Speak at Kloppenberg Center

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Doug Stueve, Director of the Lyon County Department on Aging, will speak on many issues that affect the eldely on Friday, January 15, 2010, at the Kloppenberg Center in Hanover. The motto of his department is “Issues to Solutions–We Can Help.” Mr. Stueve will answer any questions you may have regarding senior citizen issues. The program begins at 11:15 a.m. ... Read More »

New Licensing Requirements for Teens Starting January 1

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Kansas’ new Graduated Driver’s License legislation (House Bill 2143) takes effect January 1, 2010. This new legislation was developed to help young drivers obtain more experience, and become safer drivers prior to becoming a fully licensed driver. The new restrictions address key issues that can create problems for a novice driver, such as late night driving, use of electronic devices, ... Read More »

KHP Says Practice Safe Driving

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With the nasty Christmas weather week now over, at least until the next blast Tuesday evening, the Kansas Highway Patrol is still reminding drivers to practice safety on the roadways as the holiday season draws to an end, especially with New Year celebrations at the end of the week. We obviously know a winter storm, like the one that paralyzed ... Read More »

Local Stars Take The Stage for “Route 36” Jan. 16th

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Recently, the Marshall County Arts Cooperative has brought professional artists like Theatre A-Go-Go, Go For Baroque, and Deb Marquart to Marshall County to entertain residents.  On January 16, however, the arts organization will showcase local talent to entertain county citizens.  The arts cooperative will sponsor “Route 36: Traveling With The Stars” Saturday, January 16, at the Marysville Moose Lodge.  Performance ... Read More »

UPDATE: Norris Public Power District Christmas Day Power Outages

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As of 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Norris Public Power District is still experiencing power outages throughout its service territory in Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Saline and Thayer Counties. Crews are currently working in the rural areas of Friend, Dorchester, Wilber, Clatonia, DeWitt, Plymouth, Filley, Virginia, Carleton, Bruning, Alexandria and Hebron. There are an estimated 800 customers without power, which is down ... Read More »

Norris Public Power District Christmas Day Power Outages

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As of 6:00 a.m. this morning, Norris Public Power District has around 2,500 customers without power due to the winter storm that has hit the area. The District serves customers in Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Saline and Thayer Counties. All five counties are experiencing scattered power outages with Thayer County being affected the most. Norris Public Power crews are working to ... Read More »

Gun Amnesty Program Announced in Beatrice/Gage County

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The Beatrice Police Department, along with the Gage County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with Gage County Attorney Randy Ritnour, is announcing a 72 hour gun amnesty program that runs until noon on Christmas Day for citizens to turn in stolen firearms without being charged with possession of stolen property. The gun amnesty program comes on the heels of the arrest ... Read More »

Insurance Commissioner Fines Company, Demands Refunds

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has levied a $5,000 fine against a Kansas-licensed insurance company and has ordered premium refunds for those consumers affected by the company’s statute violations. In an order issued Dec. 8, Commissioner Praeger ordered Progressive Direct Insurance Company, based in Mayfield Village, Ohio, to pay the monetary penalty for violating statutes and regulations ... Read More »

Registration Deadline Extended

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The registration deadline for a workshop entitled Keeping the Family Farming” has been extended. The two-day workshop, which is hosted by Kansas State University Research and Extension, is planned for January in two Kansas locations, Beloit and Hiawatha. Former Kansas State University Agricultural Economist Rodney Jones will conduct the workshops which are designed to help farm families work through any ... Read More »