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October Proclaimed Kansas Farm to School Month

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TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently proclaimed the month of October as Kansas Farm to School Month, the week of October 22-25 as Farm to School Week and October 24 as Kansas Food Day. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is joined in this initiative by the Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas Agri-Tourism, Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the ... Read More »

Seneca Hosts National Pony Express Meeting

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Seneca hosted the annual meeting of the National Pony Express Association last Friday and Saturday.  Some 120 members from eight states, including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California were in attendance.  Representatives from the National Park Service, which administers national historic trails were on hand.  Ongoing efforts to promote the Pony Express were discussed, and include installation ... Read More »

Recreational Trails To Receive $2 Million In Federal Funding

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Kansas’ recreational trails program will receive $2 million under the federal transportation bill passed by Congress this summer. “One of our highest priorities is to enhance ecotourism in Kansas, which includes developing a good trail system,” said Robin Jennison, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), which manages the trails program. “This level of funding will ... Read More »

Kickoff Times Set For First 3 Kansas Football Games

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ALL KANSAS JAYHAWK GAMES AIR LIVE ON KNDY FM 95.5 IRVING, Texas – Game times for Kansas’ first three football games of the 2012 season have been set as released by the Big 12 Conference office Friday. KU will introduce the Charlie Weis era when it plays host to South Dakota State on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. (Central) at Memorial Stadium. In ... Read More »

All-Star Wrap: Division I West Blanks East 36-0

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By Eric Allgood-KREP Radio 92.1 Belleville, Kansas Players from across the state converged on Beloit this week to prepare for the 27th Annual 8-Man All Star Football Games.  Coaches and athletes enjoyed four days of practices and evening activities to come together to represent their schools at Trojan Field on Saturday, June 9th. The Division I teams kicked off first.  ... Read More »

All-Star Wrap: East Runs Past West In Division II

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The Divison II game showed the promise of fireworks early on as Moscow’s Osvaldo Granillo took the opening kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown to give the West the first points of the game and Dighton’s Guy Fulmer would add the 2 point conversion to make it 8-0. The West would add another touchdown to lead 16-0 early in the ... Read More »

Kansas Spring Game Scheduled For Saturday At Memorial Stadium

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics has planned a full day of events and activities for the annual Kansas Football Spring Game this Saturday, April 28. Kickoff is at 1 p.m., on Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium and admission is free. The game will be televised live on Metro Sports in the Kansas City area and on Kansas 22 throughout the ... Read More »

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Open

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops. In 2012, Kansas will receive $258,363 for the grant ... Read More »

Kansas Advances to National Championship Game With 64-62 Win Over Ohio State

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – Junior Elijah Johnson recorded his first career double-double to help Kansas basketball stage a second-half comeback and edge out Ohio State 64-62 Saturday night to advance to its eighth National Championship game. Inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a crowd of 73,361 was the largest ever to witness a KU basketball game. For the third time in the ... Read More »

Health Officials Warn of Increase in Rabies

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to remind the public to have their animals vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian. With 13 animals testing positive for rabies in Kansas since Jan. 1, health officials here anticipate an increase in the number of rabid animals this year compared to last year.  The 13 rabid animals included four skunks, ... Read More »