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Governor announces millions to create 458 child care slots

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the creation of 458 new child care slots with the investment of nearly…

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Governor signs legislation incentivizing better pay for Kansans with disabilities

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 15, bipartisan legislation that facilitates employment opportunities for Kansans with disabilities. “Kansans with disabilities deserve a fair wage for the work they perform,”…

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KDOT’s Cost Share Program applications being accepted

Submitted The Kansas Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the spring 2024 round of the agency’s Cost Share Program. Nearly $140 million has been given to Kansas communities…

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KDHE announces expansion of newborn screening program

Submitted The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Kansas Newborn Screening Program (KS-NBS) began screening for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) at the start of the month. The move aligns with…

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Kansas traffic fatalities are lowest since 2015

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced that for the first time since 2015, Kansas saw less than 400 traffic fatalities last year. Preliminary data for 2023 indicates 388 people died in…

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Governor requests extension to file for disaster declaration

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly has sent a letter to FEMA asking for an extension to submit a request for a major disaster. The letter asks for an extension to April…

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Governor proposes the Office of Early Childhood in the House, Senate

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced that her bill to consolidate Kansas’ early childhood care and education services into a single agency — the Office of Early Childhood — has been…

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Budget amendment will help more Kansans with disabilities

Submitted Governor Laura Kelly announced a Governor’s Budget Amendment to her Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal to invest over $23 million for the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) and Physical Disability waivers,…

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Attraction Development Grants applications are open

Submitted Kansas Tourism has announced the spring round of applications are open for the Tourism Attraction Development Grant Program. Attraction Development Grants are designed to assist in the development of…

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McCoy Rock Quarry wins 2023 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award

Submitted McCoy Rock Quarry received the 2023 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award during the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Manhattan on Jan. 11. This award recognizes companies that excel…

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Chamber discusses 150 year celebration

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Sabetha City Hall. Present for the meeting were Mayor Cody Bletscher, Commissioners Jason Enneking, Nick Aberle, Maridel Wittmer…

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Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are down

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are down from last year’s distributions for January. This is according to the January City/County Local Sales Tax Distribution Report released by the Kansas Department of…

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Nemaha County Sheriff 2.9.2024

Jail Booking/Release Sherri F. Carr, 36, of Fairview was arrested on Feb. 1 by the Seneca Police Department for the offenses of driving while habitual violator and interference with law…

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Nemaha County Commission 2.5.2024

Submitted by Mary Kay Schultejans County Clerk The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 5, in the Commissioner’s Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse….

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Morrill City Council 1.2.2024

The Morrill City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with members Duane Perry, Chad Youde, Griffen Huning and Gage Becker present. Mayor Ken Beckner presiding. Visitors present…

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