Local & Area

Spotted gar catch breaks 40-year state record

Submitted A lucky bow-angler from Parsons has officially broken a 40-year state record for spotted gar in Kansas. Michael Starr Jr. was fishing at Big Hill Reservoir in Labette County…

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Governor travels to Japan, South Korea to create jobs for Kansans

Submitted This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue…

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A recipe for success

Like so many others, when Reggie Haynie graduated from high school, she was undecided about her future, but one thing was certain: she had a deep love for cooking and…

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Catfish caught at Pony Creek Lake

Gage Gresham caught this 18-1/2 pound, 32-inch channel catfish in the early hours of Monday, September 4, at Pony Creek Lake. Read More

Nemaha County approves plan

After more than three years, Nemaha County has a detailed comprehensive plan in place. During their meeting on Monday, Aug. 28, the Nemaha County Commissioners — Dylan Keim, Ben Glace…

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Time to roll up your sleeves

Submitted It’s time to roll up your sleeves again and donate during Sabetha’s next blood drive. The drive – organized by Community Blood Center (CBC) – is scheduled for 11…

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POW/MIA Recognition Day is third Friday of September

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the United States on the third Friday of September each year. Though not a federal public holiday in the United States, National POW/MIA…

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Wheat protein up, test weight down from 2022

Submitted Preliminary data for the 2023 Kansas winter wheat crop show an average test weight of 60.6 pounds per bushel. This compares to 61 pounds per bushel for the 2022…

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Funding will strengthen supports for Kansans with Alzheimer’s

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will receive $1,185,000 over five years to build public health infrastructure and increase capacity to treat…

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Approved bids announced

Submitted The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects. The letting took place Aug. 23 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include…

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Kansas awarded funds to expand child care access, build facilities

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund announced that Kansas has been awarded $40 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury for a new program,…

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Governor issues state of disaster emergency for wildland fires

Submitted Hot dry conditions across the state fanned the flames of wildland fires in Kearny County the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 4. Governor Laura Kelly issued a verbal state of…

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Governor announces funding to grow small business exports

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an…

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Survey seeks public input in advance of regional meetings

Submitted Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is hosting nine meetings this fall as part of the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE) Local Consult process. KDOT holds Local Consult meetings every…

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Public health advisories issued for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae

Submitted The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae….

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