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Clean Line Energy Requests Information

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Grain Belt Express, Clean Line Energy is moving forward with a request for information from wind generators in Kansas regarding their demand for electric transmission capacity, helping define the cost effectiveness and production potential of wind resources in western Kansas. They are proposing a 750 mile direct current transmission line that would deliver wind energy to markets in Missouri, Illinois, ... Read More »

KCC Grants Grain Belt Express Siting Permit Contingent Upon Line Siting Approval in Three Other States

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Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC or Commission) approved an Order granting a siting permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express) to construct the Kansas portion of a 600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line, and an HVDC converter station and associated transmission facilities. The line begins in Ford County, Kansas, ... Read More »

Is Winter Canola a Valid Cropping Option for North Central Kansas?

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By Kim Larson, Crop Production, River Valley Extension District Growing winter canola is still rather new to Kansas farmers, but it is catching on and growing in popularity in certain areas of the state. In our area in north central Kansas, winter canola is still rather a rarity. However, canola has become a profitable oil crop that has real possibilities in ... Read More »

Axtell & Sabetha Students Win KDOT Traffic Safety Contest

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Seven-year-old Laura Edelman of Sabetha, 10-year-old Reagan de Koning of Axtell and 12-year-old Kallie Leiker of Hays are the statewide winners in the 2013 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest for all Kansas kids ages 5-13. Each kid was first selected as a regional winner and will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas ... Read More »

Motorists Beware: Kansas Deer-Vehicle Collisions Peak in Mid-November

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TOPEKA — Deer can be spotted near our state’s roadways any time of the year. However, in the fall, motorists should be especially vigilant for deer crossing the highways. Deer breeding season peaks in mid-November, and this marks the period when deer-vehicle collisions are highest. That’s why the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and ... Read More »

Jamestown State Bank Robber Sentenced

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A man who was armed with a shotgun when he robbed a bank in Cloud County has been sentenced to federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. 24 year old Eric Lee Strait formerly of Concordia, Kan., was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison. Strait was indicted in June 2012. The indictment alleged that on November 14th 2008, ... Read More »

October is “Co-op Month” – Kansas Co-ops Support Communities Through Food Drives

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Topeka, Kansas – October is national “Co‐op Month” and Governor Brownback has proclaimed it “Co‐op Month” in Kansas, as well. Cooperatives across the state and throughout the nation will be celebrating all month long. “Co‐op Month” also includes “International Credit Union Day” on Oct. 17. The Kansas Cooperative Council and our member cooperatives host numerous events in October, highlighting the ... Read More »

Consumer Alert: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger Fines Marketing Firm, Issues Cease/Desist Order

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has issued fines totaling $9,000 and a cease and desist order against an Ohio-licensed insurance marketing firm for illegal activities in Kansas. The company, now known primarily as Lead Generating Systems, LLC, was fined $5,000 in August as part of a judgment by the Kansas Insurance Department. An earlier fine of ... Read More »

U.S. Highway 36 Road Closure Planned In Jewell & Republic Counties

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Monday, September 16 will see the start of a road closure in eastern Jewell and western Republic Counties. US-36 will be closed at the rail road crossing one mile west of the Highway 36 and K-199 junction. Crews will be working on improvements for two days at the crossing. Eastbound traffic will be taken from the Highway 36 and K-14 ... Read More »

Kansas Jayhawk Football on FM 95.5 KNDY

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Charlie Weis and the Kansas Jayhawks return to the gridiron this fall, and looking for improvement. Join Bob Davis and David Lawrence for every play of the 2013 Kansas Jayhawk Football Season on Today’s Best County FM 95.5 KNDY! Pregame begins 30 minutes before kickoff, and concludes after the locker room interviews in postgame. Due to our contract with IMG ... Read More »