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Milford Lake Closed for Labor Day

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There will be no Labor Day activities at Milford Lake. People planning to spend Labor Day at Milford Lake might want to make new arrangements. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday that it is canceling all activities at the lake that involve direct contact with water, including swimming, fishing and skiing. Boating also is prohibited but the ... Read More »

Local Residents Affected by the Heat

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While area hospitals report an increase in heat related patients the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says heat has contributed to the deaths of at least three people this summer in the state. The KDHE is reporting that more than 400 people have gone to Kansas hospitals with heat related illnesses, such a heat exhaustion. KDHE spokesman Jonathan Larance ... Read More »

Summerfield Boil Water Order Continues

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Summerfield in Marshall County. The city has experienced a water main break that has caused the water system to lose pressure. When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Also, chlorine residuals may drop to ... Read More »

Summerfield Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Summerfield in Marshall County. The city has experienced a water main break that has caused the water system to lose pressure. When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Also, chlorine residuals may drop to ... Read More »

Centralia Lake is open – sort of

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Centralia Lake is open for boating and fishing.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the blue-green-algae continues to be detected at the lake, but the levels are improving.  The KDHE warning has been downgraded to an advisory which allows boating and fishing.  Contact with the water is discouraged for people and pets. Read More »

Some Good News at Lovewell

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The folks at Lovewell Lake finally got some good news today from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It comes 5-weeks after the lake was first shut-down July 16th. The Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has given park officials the green light to open the reservoir to pleasure boating and fishing activities. The latest KDHE water ... Read More »

KDHE issues warning for Centralia Lake

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Centralia Lake in Nemaha County is included in a warning issued by Kansas health officials.  The warning tells people to avoid contact with water in the lake because of toxic blue-green algae blooms.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the warnings cover Centralia City Lake in Nemaha County until further notice.  KDHE says people should avoid ingesting the ... Read More »

Contractors Meeting with KDHE

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Representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and All Things Exterior in Beloit will be hosting an informational meeting on new regulations regarding Lead-based paint in housing and how its impacts contractors in Kansas. The meeting is designed to help all contractors, property managers and others who disturb painted surfaces in North Central Kansas understand the new Lead-Based ... Read More »

New lead paint rules take effect

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) New rules on lead-based paint in Kansas housing go into effect this week. The regulations are meant to minimize the risk of lead poisoning to residents and to people who work with paint. The Kansas Department of Heath and Environment administers the new rules, which take effect Friday. They apply to contractors, property managers and others who ... Read More »