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Kansas Appellate Judge Passes Away

Flags at the state capitol in Topeka and all court buildings and facilities have been directed to lower flags to half-mast in memory of Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Elliot who passed away on Monday. The dictum came from Governor Mark Parkinson yesterday afternoon. Judge Elliot had served on the Kansas Court of Appeals since 1987 when he was ... Read More »

KDOT celebrates 20 yrs of volunteer road clean-up

Kansas benefits from 20 years of AAH program More than 31,000 bags of trash – that’s just an average of what Adopt-A-Highway groups in Kansas remove from along roadways each year. This number is a rough estimate by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), that sponsors the program, taking the number of groups and multiplying them by an average of ... Read More »

Kansas and Nebraska reach agreement on drivers of farm vehicles

Kansas and Nebraska have agreed to allow persons to operate farm equipment in either state without a CDL.  Under the terms of the agreement a persons from Kansas or Nebraska who has a valid driver’s license may operate a farm vehicle subject to the traffic laws of each state.  Driver’s must be 18 years of age, be operating a vehicle ... Read More »

Hanover Wildcats Win 1A State Basketball Championship

The Hanover Wildcats defended their 2009 1A State Championship with a 58-49 win over South Gray Friday at Fort Hays State University. The Wildcats were led in scoring by 15 points by Conner Hynek, and 14 points by Taylor Nicholson. Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS Hanover vs Montezuma-South Gray 03/12/10 7:30 pm at Hays,Kan (Gross Memorial ... Read More »

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for parts of Kansas especially hard hit by winter storms over the holiday period. The declaration signed Tuesday makes federal aid available to offset the costs to the state and local governments of emergency response and repairs. Some private, nonprofit organizations will also qualify for the federal aid. The ... Read More »

Statewide tornado drill postponed

The statewide tornado drill scheduled for Tuesday in Kansas has been postponed because of a small risk of severe weather.  The National Weather Service postponed the drill Monday to avoid any confusion. Thunderstorms are possible in parts of the state Tuesday. The drill is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency ... Read More »

USD 488 hold school consolidation informational meeting

Consolidation was the topic of a meeting held at the Axtell Gym Wednesday night. Superintendent Bob Bartkowski began the meeting with a presentation of the current options available to the Axtell, Bern, Summerfield School District. Superintendent Bartkowski made it clear to the crowd of approximately 70 people that the school district was prepared to function for one more year on ... Read More »

Marysville Farmers Market Meeting Set

The Marysville Farmers Market will have a planning meeting for area vendors at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Marysville City Building. Anyone interested in selling at the market this summer and fall is welcome. The meeting will explain state regulations the market will follow and will feature a guest speaker from Washington County Farm Bureau who will talk about ... Read More »

Letter for federal aid submitted to President Obama

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 49 counties hit by winter storms in December and early January. The state Adjutant General‘s Department said Friday that Parkinson sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama. Parkinson said in a statement that he‘s hoping to obtain federal aid to help the state and ... Read More »

KANSAS COURT WORKERS – STAYING ON THE JOB

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss says court workers in the state won’t be furloughed for a week this month. A contingency plan drafted last summer proposed that the courts be closed for up to six weeks, beginning February 15, as a cost-cutting measure due to severe budget deficits. But in a letter to employees Thursday, Nuss said budget-reduction steps ... Read More »