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Grasshoppers May Threaten Winter Wheat Crop

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University of Nebraska Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw says a large grasshopper population could threaten the state’s winter wheat crop. Winter wheat is starting to emerge no. Grasshopper populations typically decline through the late summer and fall; however, large populations can remain after the first hard freeze. He says growers need to monitor grasshopper density in areas surrounding their fields before and ... Read More »

Divorced Parents May See Child Support Rise

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Divorced parents in Kansas would see child support payments rise under proposed changes being reviewed within the state court system. An advisory committee appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court has proposed changes designed to reflect higher costs associated with caring for children since the last adjustments in 2008. The committee is taking public comments on its proposals until Oct. 24. ... Read More »

Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Set For Nov. 9

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FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 1:00 p.m. Central. FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA’s vision for improving the EAS is incremental, which means testing the readiness and effectiveness of the EAS as it currently exists ... Read More »

Kansas Preparing to Halt Transportation Projects

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A Kansas transportation official says if Congress doesn‘t reauthorize a federal gasoline tax for highways, the state could be forced to halt, delay or cancel projects. The 18.3 cent federal gasoline tax is set to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress votes to renew it. The money is the main federal revenue source given to states to help pay for ... Read More »

Barnes Hanover Linn School Board Minutes

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UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 223 BARNES-HANOVER-LINN Regular Board Meeting, August 8, 2011 7:00 P.M. District Office, Barnes, Kansas These Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board PRESENT: Sara Beikman Daryl Bott Dianna Gugenhan Jim Kruse Larry Nicholson Steve Ohlde Marge Schlabach ADMINISTRATION: Rick Simoncic, Superintendent, Mike Savage, Linn Principal, Larry Geist, Hanover Principal CLERK: Becky Bruna, Clerk PATRONS: Donna Kruse, ... Read More »

USD #364 Board of Education minutes 7/13/11

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MARYSVILLE USD #364 Regular Board Meeting Highlights July 13, 2011 • Elected Kevin Samuelson as President of the Board of Education for 2011-12. • Elected Sandy Wilson as Vice-President of the Board for 2011-12. • Appointed Lucy West as Clerk of the Board, Cathy Yager as Deputy Clerk, and Jody Bruna as Treasurer. • Appointed the law firm of Bolton ... Read More »

Board of Regents Raise Tuition Fees

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It’s official – the Kansas Board of Regents approved new rates yesterday that will increase tuition costs for university students next fall. The new rates will create about $26-million in additional revenue for the 6-state universities – Kansas, Kansas State, Wichita State, Pittsburg State, Emporia State and Fort Hays. The new rate increases also mean the schools will receive more ... Read More »

New 911-Emergency System Bill Signed into Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed Senate Bill-50 into law Wednesday – it will be a law Brownback says that will make it possible for emergency responders to invest in the technology they need to respond. The new law specifically addresses the state’s emergency 911-system and applies to all modes of service, including telephone, cell phones, voice over Internet Protocol, prepaid wireless ... Read More »

Increase in Tuition Recommended

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The state’s institutions of higher learning are likely to become institutions of higher tuition when students return this fall. Most students at the state universities will probably pay higher tuition next fall – that is based on proposals made public yesterday from the state’s 6-public universities and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The universities say the ... Read More »

2.146 Million Dollar Re-surfacing Project Begins

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On Monday, a 2.146 million dollar resurfacing project began on a 28-mile stretch of K-99 from the north city limits of Frankfort to the Kansas/Nebraska state line and on K-9 from the K-88 junction to the K-99 junction north of Frankfort in Marshall County. Resurfacing work will take place daily, Monday through Saturday, during daylight hours. Flaggers will coordinate with ... Read More »