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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 »

Democrat Bows out of Governor’s Race

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Not to leave Kansas Democrats out, one more political note. Although “left out” is how Many Kansas Democrats probably feel with yesterday’s announcement that their leading candidate for Governor has dropped out of the race. Tom Wiggans, a former pharmaceutical executive, has formally ended his campaign. His campaign organization acknowledged that they would have a great deal of difficulty defeating ... Read More »

Moran Opposes Plan for Terrorist Prisons in U.S.

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Speaking of Congressman Moran, he has come out against President Obama’s plan to move detainees at Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the U.S. in a speech Wednesday. Moran said, “Not only does this decision threaten the safety of Americans, but the President is asking taxpayers to foot the bill. The cost to acquire and upgrade the facility in Illinois will ... Read More »

Washington County Community Foundation Formed

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Residents of Washington County will benefit from the formation of a new community foundation. The Washington County Community Foundation will provide the area with important tools to build endowments, increase philanthropy, and provide ongoing support to essential area nonprofits, programs and events. A community foundation is a permanent, steady, and secure source of grant making that addresses present and future ... Read More »

KDOT Launches KanDrive, a One-Stop Shop For Roadway Information

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How are road conditions east of Topeka on I-70? Is there a traffic accident slowing my evening commute? Where are work zones on Kansas highways? These are some of the questions that drivers can find answers to, thanks to KanDrive (http://www.KanDrive.org). KanDrive, operated by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), connects travelers to helpful, relevant information to plan safe, enjoyable ... Read More »

Congressman Moran To Visit Marshall County

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HOME – Congressman Jerry Moran will visit Marshall County on Tuesday, December 29, during his annual Listening Tour. Moran is visiting communities in each of the 69 counties of the First Congressional District and will be in Home to hear from local residents. Moran will meet with residents at Blue Valley Tele-Communications, located at 1559 Pony Express Highway in Home, ... Read More »