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Three Barneston Children Burned – Update

Additional information has been released by the Gage County Sheriff’s Office concerning a story reported yesterday by KNDY news. On Sunday rescuers responded to 402 Wyatt Street in Barneston Nebraska in reference to three children who had received burns. It was determined that while a pot of boiling water was on the stove, a 4 year old female opened the ... Read More »

Board of Regents Raise Tuition Fees

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 »

Increase in Tuition Recommended

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 »

The 8-Wonders of Kansas People Contest Winners

The Kansas Sampler Foundation in Inman announced the winners of the 8-Wonders of Kansas People contest Yesterday afternoon. The list includes Amelia Earhart, the Buffalo Soldiers, Carry Nation, Father Emil Kapaun, James Naismith, Martin and Osa Johnson, William Allen White and the only entry from North Central Kansas – George Washington Carver. The famous agri-scientist and inventor was best known ... Read More »

Invitation to Join Advisory Council

North Central Kansas Workforce Solutions was a guest at yesterday’s Solomon Valley Economic Development meeting in Beloit. The organization, which is the parent organization of OCCK in Beloit, is looking for local business owners who can sit on advisory councils in their 9-county service area. NCK Workforce Solutions Employment Consultant Patsy Stockhan says her organization is looking for people who ... Read More »

Harvest Moves North Finally

It’s been right at a week since the area wheat harvest got underway. A check of the harvest progress in the Beloit and eastern half of Mitchell County areas shows producers have been cutting, but only those with fields south of a line east and west starting about 5-miles south of Beloit. Those with fields north of that line took ... Read More »

Governor Signs Transportation Program Bill

An $8.2-billion transportation program, that’s what will be created by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson’s stroke of the pen yesterday in a ceremony at a municipal airport hanger in Topeka. The program will rely on revenues from a recently passed sales tax increase. The legislation authorizes up to $1.7-billion in bonds over the program’s 10-year life. The Governor said the measure ... Read More »

Sales Tax Front and Center

It’s looking more and more like the state’s estimated $400-million revenue deficit in fiscal year 2010, will be taken care of by a 1% sales tax hike. Rival proposals to increase the sales tax from 5.3% to 6.3% emerged in both the Kansas House and Senate yesterday. Both proposals were drafted by coalitions of Democrats and moderate Republicans. The Senate ... Read More »

Kansas Appellate Judge Passes Away

Flags at the state capitol in Topeka and all court buildings and facilities have been directed to lower flags to half-mast in memory of Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Elliot who passed away on Monday. The dictum came from Governor Mark Parkinson yesterday afternoon. Judge Elliot had served on the Kansas Court of Appeals since 1987 when he was ... Read More »

Democrat Bows out of Governor’s Race

Not to leave Kansas Democrats out, one more political note. Although “left out” is how Many Kansas Democrats probably feel with yesterday’s announcement that their leading candidate for Governor has dropped out of the race. Tom Wiggans, a former pharmaceutical executive, has formally ended his campaign. His campaign organization acknowledged that they would have a great deal of difficulty defeating ... Read More »