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Governor Brownback Visits Local Businesses

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback was in Marysville Tuesday afternoon, concluding a whirlwind tour of Kansas businesses in recognition of Small Business Month in June. Following stops in Concordia and Belleville, Brownback stopped at Kansas Specialty Dog Service in Washington, then revisited Oregon Trail Equipment west of Marysville which is rebuilding after the May tornado. Brownback stopped at Tension Envelope, and ... Read More »

AAA Projects a Slight Decline in Memorial Day Travel

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Topeka, KS (May 22) – AAA projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year. Eighty-nine percent of travelers (31.2 million) will travel by automobile, an increase from 31.1 million last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period ... Read More »

Sen. Moran accepting applications for internships

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for fall 2013. “Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Sen. Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans an opportunity similar to the one I had serving in a congressional ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: Austin Budke Interview

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Three-sport all-stater Austin Budke of Beloit, is one of the top overall athletes in the state of Kansas, and he joined us on The Sports Ticket to talk basketball. This fall, Budke helped Beloit (12-1) to the 3A sub-state runner-up finish in football, losing to state champion Scott City 42-26. In basketball, he is one of the top players in ... Read More »

This is National Work Zone Awareness Week

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A FEW KANSAS WORK ZONE FACTS FOR YOU –Nearly 90 percent of the people who are injured or killed in work zone crashes are motorists. Of the eight people killed in work zone crashes in Kansas in 2012, one was a highway worker who worked for a construction company, one was a pedestrian and six were motorists. Most of the ... Read More »

Best Kansas High School Boys Basketball Players of the 1990′s

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High school basketball players from across the State of Kansas who played in the 1990′s were recently recognized by the sports website http://www.kansas-sports.com, and their twitter account http://www.twitter.com/sportsinkansas for their accomplishments. Kansas-Sports compiled the list from records kept by the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame all-state teams and input from Kansas media members. To be considered, student-athletes had to graduate ... Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness Week this week in Kansas

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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across the State of Kansas. Tornado sirens will be tested throughout the state on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 pm. Last year, Kansas reported it’s first tornado on February 28 when 8 tornadoes were reported, along with 1 fatality and 12 injuries that day. The main threat for tornadoes in Kansas is April thru June, however they can ... Read More »

Chapman Student Wins National High School Spirit Award

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Justin Volkman, a student-athlete at Chapman High School, has been selected as the 2013 Section 5 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). This marks the first time a Kansas nomination has been selected as a section recipient. The National High School Spirit of ... Read More »

Kansas Coaches and Officials Recognized

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Federation Coaches Association (NFCA) has recognized the following Kansas coaches for 2012 as NFCA State of Kansas Coaches of the Year Award Winners. These coaches are recognized for their professionalism, leadership and years of service to Kansas youth. In addition, the coaches listed below with an *-asterisk were honored as NFCA – Section 5 Award ... Read More »

Senator Moran accepting applications for summer internships

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for summer 2013. “Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Sen. Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans an opportunity similar to the one I had serving ... Read More »