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Highway Patrol Working to Lower Teen Deaths

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Beginning March 5, the Kansas Highway Patrol will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2010, 51 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 75% of those killed were not restrained.   In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across Kansas will be ... Read More »

Frankfort Boys Memorial Highway Bill Moves Forward

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The proposed, “Frankfort Boys World War II Memorial Highway”, has moved one step closer to reality.  The memorial was the idea of former Frankfort area citizen and veteran Frank Benteman.  Benteman is a veteran of World War II.  Two of his brothers also served in Germany during the war.  Benteman testified before the Kansas House Transportation Committee Tuesday in support ... Read More »

State Board Seeks Cut in Westar Rates

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A state board that represents residential customers and small businesses in Kansas is recommending an $11.6 million cut in the electric rates charged by Westar Energy. The Citizens‘ Utility Ratepayers Board filed its proposal Thursday with the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities. Topeka-based Westar is the largest electric utility in Kansas, and it‘s seeking a rate increase of nearly ... Read More »

Kansas #12, Creighton #24 In Latest NCAA Basketball Coaches Poll

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The Kansas Jayhawks and the Creighton Bluejays are in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 NCAA Basketball poll this week. ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Syracuse (28) 10-0 746 2 Ohio State (2) 8-1 671 3 Kentucky 8-1 665 4 Louisville 9-0 658 5 Duke 9-1 618 6 North Carolina 8-2 608 7 Baylor 7-0 539 8 Missouri 9-0 ... Read More »

Kansas Volleyball Association Weekly Rankings – Week 7

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October 19, 2011, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2011 Week 7 Volleyball Rankings sponsored by PrepVolleyball.com. These will be the last rankings for the 2011 season. Records are as of 10/17/11. Classifications are based on the released classifications from KSHSAA on 9/27/11. 4A 1. St. James Academy (32-1) (1) 2. McPherson (35-2) (2) 3. Maize South ... Read More »

Road Projects Announced

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Kansas Department of Roads announced the latest round of projects scheduled for 2012 to 2014. Marshall County projects include: • K110 beginning at the Junction with US 36 North to the Axtell City Limits. • US 36 from the Washington/Marshall County Line to the 4 lane divide. • US 36 beginning at the K87 junction and east to the Nemaha/Marshall ... Read More »

Vermillion Post Office Closed

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The Post Office at Vermillion is now closed. Kansas The Postal Service closed the office after the Post Master quit. There was no public Postal Service meeting. Residents will have approximately one week to install mailboxes on their property. Frankfort rural route addresses will be assigned to Vermillion residents. Vermillion residents who wish to have a post office box will ... Read More »

K 187 Closed Due to Flooding

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The Kansas Department of Transportation announced K-187 is now closed over Weyer Creek about 2.8 miles north of Centralia due to water on the roadway. Read More »

High School State Tournament Results For March 12

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association 2011 High School Basketball State Tournaments are underway at locations across the state, and here are the latest results as reported from around the state. 2A in Manhattan: Boys – Berean Academy 41 Lyndon 32 (Championship) Girls – Moundridge 48 Ell-Saline 34 (Championship) Boys – Washington County 50 Nemaha Valley 38 (Third Place) ... 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 »