Local & Area

Calling all treasure hunters!

If you are looking for something to do next week, mark your calendars for the annual U.S. Highway 36 Treasure Hunt. The annual event will be held Thursday, Sept. 14,…

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Nominations open for the 2024 Health Champion Award

Submitted Each year, the Governor’s Council on Wellness (GCOW) (previously the Governor’s Council on Fitness) recognizes one exceptional individual and one remarkable organization in Kansas who have shown outstanding dedication…

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Thousands attend Rock the Ridge


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Morrill Elevator, Inc. is August ‘Business of the Month’

Morrill Elevator, Inc. is nominated by Grimm Girls Farms, LLC, July's Business of the Month, as the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce's "Business of the Month" for August. Other businesses nominated... Read More

Event at country school celebrates 150 years

Submitted by Sharla Sitzman One hundred and fifty years ago, three men rolled up their sleeves to build a country school at the base of an immense hill in the…

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A Paws-itive Sign

                                                Sierra Renner and her fiancé Garrett…

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Kansas Tourism announces marketing grant awardees

Submitted Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce announced that $117,780 has been awarded in the 2023 Tourism Marketing Grant Awards Program. The grants are designed to…

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KDOT accepting applications for Innovative Technology Program

Submitted The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is now accepting applications for the fall 2023 round of the agency’s Innovative Technology Program. The Innovative Technology Program provides financial assistance to…

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Kansas crop progress, condition as of August 20

Submitted For the week ending Aug. 20, there were 6-1/2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 19 percent very short,…

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Kansas receives funding for Local Food Purchase Assistance Program

Submitted Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) officials joined staff from Harvesters – The Community Food Network in Topeka on Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, to welcome deliveries of fresh produce purchased…

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Governor highlights efforts to expand affordable housing

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Housing Corporation for the 18th annual Kansas Housing Conference in Overland Park Wednesday, Aug. 23, to highlight her administration’s efforts to expand affordable…

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Bucks rewarded to drivers who buckle up

Submitted Thousands of vehicles will travel the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last trip or getaway as the school year begins….

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Fifty units collected

Submitted by Sheryl Ahlquist Coordinator The Red Cross Blood Drive held in Bern on Wednesday, Aug. 16, had 44 donors come in to donate and collected 50 units. This exceeded…

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Guidance provided to consumers on insurance company liquidation

Submitted Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt released a new FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document for consumers and agents impacted by the recent liquidation of MutualAid eXchange (MAX), a Kansas domestic…

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SEED grants available to invest in rural quality-of-life initiatives

Submitted Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced on Tuesday, Aug. 22, that $275,000 will be available through a second round of Strategic Economic Expansion and Development (SEED)…

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