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KDOT Prepared For Winter; Advises Motorists To Follow Safety Tips

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With snow in the forecast later this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation is ready. This year KDOT has implemented new snow fighter training courses to better educate new equipment operators on all aspects of roadway snow and ice control as well as how to maintain their equipment. KDOT has a staff of 1,200 ready for winter weather, 24 hours ... Read More »

Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled For September 27th

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TOPEKA – (September 22, 2014) – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Since the program began in 2010, the ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: John Baetz Interview

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John Baetz joined Wade Gerstner for the Sports Ticket this week to preview high school football all across Kansas. Baetz is the Publisher of the Kansas Pregame Magazine, which previews and profiles high school football all across Kansas. Kansas Pregame was founded in 2006 by Baetz and Tim McGonagle,  and the magazine has grown from covering 116 mostly western Kansas ... Read More »

Nine Schools Awarded $38,000 For Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificates

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Manhattan, Kan. – The Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate, awarded by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), was earned by 38 Kansas agriculture education students from nine local schools. Each certificate awarded earns the school $1,000, distributed by the Kansas Department of Education. Schools receiving funds included Centre, Girard, Holton, Hugoton, Labette County, Marion-Florence, Riverton, Washington County and Winfield. ... Read More »

KDOT Reminder: Political Signs Not Allowed On Highway Right Of Way

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It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. ... Read More »

Kim Tennal Inducted Into Volleyball Hall Of Fame

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The Kansas Volleyball Association recently recognized Centralia coach Kim Tennal with induction into its Hall of Fame. With a 745-127 overall record, her career began in 1976, coming to Centralia in 1988, where she guided the team to the state’s longest streak of state titles 1997-2004, with only a single losing season in her first year with the panthers. Read More »

Centralia Schools Close Panther Daycare

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The Centralia School closed the Panther Daycare June 1st. The public facility had served some 33 children, but state regulations had complicated the budget and restricted staffing. Decreasing enrollment, higher rent, and other costs led to the decision to suspend the two year old program. Read More »

Kansas Pheasants & Quail Forever To Host Workshops

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Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will host a workshop in Marysville Wednesday evening, June 4th. One of fifteen workshops and tours to be held around the state, the session will focus on quality deer management in the 21st century, and benefits of upland bird management. This is the first in a three part series, with follow-up meetings scheduled in Hiawatha June 17, and Seneca June ... Read More »

Area Counties Ranked In Health Ratings

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Nemaha County was second only to Johnson County in overall health in the state of Kansas, according to the recently released County Health Rankings, which put Washington County 27th, and Marshall 28th. That is designed to represent the overall health of the residents, and is based on four measures including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment ... Read More »

KSHSAA Sets 2013-14 Postseason Assignments

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The 2013-14 postseason assignments are now available for basketball and wrestling. Class 1A sub-state seeding will be on Wednesday, February 26. Brackets will be posted after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. All games at the primary host site. Quarterfinal boys games will be on Monday and girls on Tuesday at the primary host site. Class 2A, 3A sub-state seeding will ... Read More »