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Duckwalls in Washington closing for good

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Washington, Kansas is losing long time retailer the Duckwall Store.  Alco and Duckwalls Inc. today announced it will close 44 Duckwall stores, including 20 in Kansas, and redeploy the capital into higher return ALCO stores.  The Company, which currently operates 214 broad line ALCO stores in 23 states, intends to change its corporate name to ALCO Stores, Inc., to reflect its ... Read More »

Activities Association Announces Change in 2011 State Basketball Class 1A Sites

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The KSHSAA announced today, state sites for the two 2011 Class 1A state basketball tournaments will be switched. “Following the annual classification of schools released last week, we mapped the participating schools in each division that we know to date. Based on the proximity of the schools to the respective state sites, it became clear we would assist the greatest ... Read More »

Moran’s Staff To Hold Open Office Hours in Marshall County

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MARYSVILLE – Congressman Jerry Moran today announced that a member of his staff will be in Marshall County to hold local office hours from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.  Kelsey Holste, District Representative for the First Congressional District, will be in the Commissioners’ Room in the county courthouse to meet with area residents.  Individuals who wish to voice ... Read More »

Recovery Act To Help Bring Fiber Internet to Barnes Exchange

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WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in 8 states access to improved economic and educational opportunities. Funding for the projects is being provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The broadband projects announced today will give rural Americans access to the tools they need ... Read More »

Bill To Rename Blue Rapids River Bridge Sent To Governor Parkinson

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Topeka – Legislation that will honor a fallen U.S. Marine from Marshall County is on its way to the Governor. The Kansas Senate today approved House Bill 2436. The bill will name bridge No. 62 on U.S. Highway 77 that goes over the Big Blue River east of Blue Rapids in Marshall County as the 1st Lieutenant Michael Hugh Breeding ... Read More »

Ag Profitability Conference

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The annual area Ag Profitability Conference that was held in Smith Center today brought together an all-star cast of 6 Ag Economics experts from Kansas State University and a little over 50-area producers trying to absorb the financial advice necessary to make this a profitable year down on the farm. The program was co-sponsored by Smith County Extension and Post ... Read More »

Internship Applications Available

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran’s office announced today that the veteran legislator is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington D.C., and Kansas offices for the summer 2010 term. The Washington D.C., summer internship session is divided into two parts, with two interns beginning in May and finishing at the end of June, and two new interns ... Read More »

Moran Press Conference

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran spoke at a press conference today in Washington D.C. as a part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing to get the Department of Defense to account for a recent ruling by the World Trade Organization. Moran argues the European Union has illegally subsidized development of Airbus aircraft. Airbus is currently competing with Boeing ... Read More »

Corps of Engineers Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans on Veteran’s Day

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. “We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men and women who have served the nation and ... Read More »

Jilka Expected to Run for 1st District Seat

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The Kansas Democratic Party is saying that there will be an announcement today, specifically a Salina man will announce his candidacy for the 1st District U.S. House of Representatives seat. The Salina Journal is reporting today that the mystery man is former 3-term Salina City Commissioner and Mayor Alan Jilka. A press conference is scheduled for 10:00 this morning in ... Read More »