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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 »

Pony Express Festival Sunday

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The Kansas Historical Society announced the schedule for the Pony Express Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, 2889 23rd Road, Hanover. 10 a.m. – period demonstrators begin presentations 11 a.m. – non-denominational church service by circuit rider preacher with music by the community choir Noon – catered lunch (charge ... Read More »

The Entire State of Kansas Declared Drought Emergency

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Kansas Seeks to Halt Releases from 3 Reservoirs   Brownback says he has allowed pumping from all of the state’s fishing lakes to water livestock. Kansas has now declared all 105 counties in a drought emergency, with crop losses projected at $1.5 billion.   This status triggers the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to ... Read More »

KDOT Sign Placement Reminder

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Before you place political signs next to the highway 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.  The public should be aware that all political campaign signs or billboards are ... Read More »

Washington County FFA Member Earns Top Honor

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A member from the Washington County FFA Chapter received one of the state’s top honors for excellence in his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. Nathan Doss was named the Kansas FFA Star in Ag Placement June 1 at the 84th Kansas FFA Convention on the Kansas State University campus. Doss was first selected as the North Central FFA District’s Star ... Read More »

Nebraska Law Makers Approve Keystone Pipeline Bill

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A bill that would resume a state review of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has won final approval from Nebraska lawmakers.      Lawmakers voted 44-5 Wednesday to forward the measure to Governor Dave Heineman, who has said he supports the project to pipe oil through Nebraska from western Canada and North Dakota.      The measure authorizes the Nebraska Department ... Read More »

Caucus Results – Marshall, Washington, Nemaha

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Caucuses were held in Kansas on Saturday.  Results of Marshall County Republican Caucus: Santorum 76, Romney 35, Gingrich 341 Paul 27, Cain 1.   Results from the Washington County Kansas Republican Party Caucus – Santorum 56, Romney 27, Paul 25, Gingrich 12   Nemaha County Caucus results:  Santorum 77, Paul 21, Romney 20, Gingrich 16   Returns from 94 percent ... Read More »

Kansas’s Lead Sales Representative To Headline MCPG Meeting

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Kansas Lead International Sales Representative will be the featured speaker at the Marshall County Partnership For Growth annual meeting on February 23. John Watson.  Watson is the Director of the Trade Development Division, Kansas Department of Commerce. He is responsible for overseeing the division’s trade team who assist Kansas companies in ex-porting their products and directs the state’s recruitment of ... Read More »

Flags Ordered to Fly at Half Staff to Honor Slain Officer

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United States and State of Kansas flags have been ordered to fly at half staff on Thursday to honor Sgt. David Enzbrenner, a 24-year veteran of the Atchison Police Department.  Enzbrennerwas killed last Friday by 25-year-old Skyler Barbee.  Barbee shot Enzbrenner and then killed himself. Funeral services for Enzbrenner will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock in the Ralph ... Read More »

KU drops to #14 in College Basketball Poll

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Associated Press Top 25 1. North Carolina 2. Kentucky 3. Ohio State 4. Connecticut 5. Syracuse 6. Duke 7. Louisville 8. Memphis 9. Baylor 10. Florida 11. Wisconsin 12. Xavier 13. Alabama 14. Kansas 15. Michigan 16. Marquette 17. Pittsburgh 18. Vanderbilt 19. Gonzaga 20. California 21. Missouri 22. Florida State 23. Arizona 24. Mississippi State 25. Texas A&M Read More »