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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Visit K-State

Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will present a speech as part of Kansas State University’s Landon Lecture series. The talk is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 10 in McCain Auditorium. Jackie Hartman, university chief of staff and chairwoman of the lecture series, said she was excited to bring Vilsack to K-State. Read More »

SRS Reforms Take Effect October 1st

The Kansas Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Rob (said-leck-ee) Siedlecki, addressed reforms for rules for applicants and recipients of several state welfare programs. According to Siedlecki the changes affect Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Child Care Assistance The changes will go into effect October 1st. and include: • Persons must start searching for ... Read More »

Governor Reorganizes State Ag Department

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed an executive order this week that consolidates the functions of the State Agriculture Agencies. Brownback’s move creates within the Ag Department the Animal Health Division which will now include the Animal Health Department and the Livestock Commissioner. The new division will be headed by the Animal Health Commissioner. Brownback – a former State Ag Secretary ... Read More »

KDOT Traveler Information Service Prepares For Winter Travel

Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller announced today improvements to KDOT’s traveler information services in advance of the winter/holiday travel season. An enhanced 511 Mobile application is now available at http://511mm.ksdot.org. The free 511 Mobile site now provides map, camera and electronic message sign views, road conditions, work zone and event information and links to weather.  The site is accessible ... Read More »

Two Marshall County bridges scheduled for replacement

Kansas Transportation Secretary Deb Miller has announced the addition of dozens of projects that will preserve the state’s highway infrastructure to the state’s new transportation plan for the next five years. Thirty-five of the 56 projects added to the construction schedule are bridge replacements. The estimated cost of the projects is nearly $402 million. Among the projects added for fiscal ... Read More »

Marshall and Washington Voters turn out in force

Voters in Marshall County showed they cared with 30.17% of eligible voters in the county voting.  This far exceeded the estimates by the Kansas Secretary of state who estimated turnout in Kansas to be as low as 19%.  Washington county more than doubled the estimate with 45.% of eligible voters placing their votes at the polling places. Read More »

Sebelius Nomination and Swine Flu Suggestions

Democrats are confident that the full Senate today will confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius has certainly taken a lickin’ during the confirmation process with revelations of tax irregularities and a campaign connection to late term abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller made public. If Sebelius is confirmed today, it is likely that the ... Read More »

CRP Contracts

On the heels of recent stops in the area by First District U.S. Congressman Jerry Moran, a Moran letter being fired off to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The letter asks the Ag. Secretary to make a final decision and announcement as soon as possible about whether extensions will be offered to expiring 2009 Conservation Reserve Program or CRP contracts. ... Read More »