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KSHSAA Announces Television/WebCast Partnership

KSHSAA High School Network

Topeka, KS. – The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA), When We Were Young Productions (WWWYP), and PlayON! Sports announce the launch of the KSHSAA Network, a new cross-platform endeavor that will deliver unprecedented television and web coverage of selected KSHSAA state championship events. WWWYP/PlayON! Sports will produce and distribute content for the KSHSAA Network. When fully implemented, the ... Read More »

Harvest Estimates Fall

Marshall, Washington, and Nemaha Counties are three of the most fortunate counties in Kansas when it comes to harvest. The latest government forecast of the size of the Kansas fall harvest paints an even more dismal picture than last month‘s estimate. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is now projecting: corn production in the state at 451.5 million bushels, or 22 percent ... Read More »

Wecker Inducted Into Hall of Fame

On Sunday Marysville High School Graduate Kendra Wecker was inducted as a part of the 50th anniversary induction class into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. The 28 year old daughter of Pam and Randy Wecker will add this honor as another in a long list. In High School she was recognized as one of the top basketball players in ... Read More »

Board of Regents Budget Proposal

Finances were front and center at last week’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka. Specifically the Regents were studying budget proposals including one from the state’s 26-technical colleges and community colleges that provide technical education. Clark Coco – North Central Kansas Technical College President – said it would take $58-to-$60-million to adequately fund a new cost model for the ... Read More »

Partnership for Growth to Discuss SRS Agreement

Marshall County Partnership for Growth will meet Tuesday 5:35 at the Marshall County Courthouse. The agenda for the meeting includes several items related to the agreement between the city of Marysville and the state of Kansas SRS Department. The Partnership for Growth would provide funding to SRS through the city of Marysville. George McCune will report on the current fund ... Read More »

Kansas Selected to Help Write Science Standards

Kansas has been selected to be one of 20 lead states that will help write new national science standards. The announcement Tuesday gives Kansas influence in writing a common set of standards for public schools. Other states on the lead team include California, Maryland, New York and Vermont. The project is a collaboration assembled by the National Research Council and ... Read More »

Grasshoppers May Threaten Winter Wheat Crop

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

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

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

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 »