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Record corn crop expected

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Kansas farmers are expected to harvest the biggest corn crop in the state‘s history this year. The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service on Thursday forecast corn production in Kansas at 629.2 million bushels. That would surpass by far even last year‘s record crop of 598.3 million bushels. Kansas growers planted 4.7 million acres in corn this year, the highest planted acreage ... Read More »

Marshall and Washington Voters turn out in force

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Voters in Marshall County showed they cared with 30.17% of eligible voters in the county voting.  This far exceeded the estimates by the Kansas Secretary of state who estimated turnout in Kansas to be as low as 19%.  Washington county more than doubled the estimate with 45.% of eligible voters placing their votes at the polling places. Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol Checking School Buses Before School Starts

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With the first day of school quickly approaching, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers are assisting school districts throughout the state in assuring that students arrive to and from their destinations safely. Troopers are inspecting school buses from now until the beginning of the school session to make sure the vehicles will load, transport, and unload students safely. Buses and other vehicles ... Read More »

Nebraska Hunter Registration to begin

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Font Size: The required hunter registration in the state’s Harvest Information Program begins Aug. 1. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says program registration is required of Nebraskans 16 and older and all nonresidents who plan to hunt migratory game birds between Aug. 1 and July 31 next year. The federally mandated program helps officials keep track of how many ... Read More »

KDOT Awards June Projects; Largest Construction Lettings Ever

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Contracts have been awarded for 85 construction projects included in one of the largest monthly lettings ever by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The large number of projects included in the June letting is attributed to T-WORKS, the comprehensive transportation program passed by the 2010 Kansas Legislature. Seventy of the projects totaling millions of dollars were suspended in March due ... Read More »

Area Student Earns Kansas 4-H Scholarship

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nathanael Vogt has been selected to receive the Orsheln’s Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship, an educational award from the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The scholarship was presented at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet held June 3 in Manhattan, Kansas. The state 4-H scholarship program is open to 4-H members, and the awards are made on the basis of ... Read More »

Kansas Cattlemen Speak Out About New Traceability System

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Representing more than 1,700 Kansas producers, Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) expressed deep concerns with the initiation of USDA’s new Animal Disease Traceability System. Attending the Kansas City meeting put on by USDA in mid-May, KCA confirmed that there are many aspects of the system that are unresolved and questionable. First and foremost, it is inappropriate to mandate and regulate a ... Read More »

Line Item Veto Needed

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The folks in higher education in Kansas got quite a surprise when an error was discovered in an amendment introduced as the state legislature was putting the final touches on the 2010 Budget last week. A wording error in the amendment introduced by in the House by Republican Don Hill from Emporia, could reduce the amount of aid allotted to ... Read More »

Annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament

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The 6th Annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament has been set for Saturday, June 5th this year. Volunteer anglers will again be taking the young people out on their boats for the day at Waconda Lake. Lunch will be provided to all of the participants and each of the young people will receive a fishing pole, tackle and prizes. Special ... Read More »

KHP Offers Motorcycle Safety Tips As We Enter Summer

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With the warmer temperatures and summer right around the corner, Kansans may have noticed more motorcycles on the roads. As a precursor to what is normally the beginning of the riding season, federal, state, and local organizations are recognizing the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. “Too many motorcycle riders have been injured or killed on the state’s roadways, the past few years,” ... Read More »