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Barber County undersheriff arrested

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 5, 2018

BARBER COUNTY – Today, Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Barber County Undersheriff Virgil “Dusty” Brewer following an investigation into the Oct. 6, 2017, shooting death of 42-year-old Steven P. Myers of Sun City, Kan. On Sept. 5 at 11:25 a.m., Virgil “Dusty” Brewer, 60, was arrested without incident at the Barber County Courthouse, 120 E. Washington Ave., in Medicine Lo...

State of Disaster Emergency declared for 5 counties in KS

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 4, 2018

Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for five Kansas counties affected by flooding over the weekend. Named in the declaration are Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt, and Riley Counties. Damages in these counties included washed out roads, bridges, culverts and flooding to some businesses and residential properties. "Here in Kansas we make it a priority to ta...

Celebrity travel columnists write about a visit to Oakley

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 4, 2018

Note: The following is a column written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams following a recent visit to Oakley, KS. All content in this post is credited to them, including photos. TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS WORLD -SMALL TOWNS CAN BE FUN AND INTERESTING - By Donald Pile and Ray Williams Ever go to a town with a population of about 2,000 to have a fun and interesting time when you absolutely ...

Senator Moran issues statement on passing of Senator John McCain

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Senator John McCain: “John McCain was a true American hero, whose sense of duty to our nation led to a lifetime of dedicated public service. First as a naval aviator serving in Vietnam, his honor led him to refuse early release ahead of his fellow American POWs. Then as a member of C...

Economic good news from national retailers is good news for local retailers as well

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 23, 2018

Steady economic growth continues throughout the country, especially with national retailers. According to a recent article from INSIDE RADIO, in-store traffic has increased substantially for chains like Target, Lowe's and Kohls. What does this all mean for local retailers in rural America, and specifically northwest Kansas? Consumer confidence in the national economy is higher than we've seen i...

Convoy to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 20, 2018

COLBY, Kan. – Dozens of vehicles are expected to take part in the 12th annual Northwest Kansas Truck Convoy, September 8, 2018 to benefit Special Olympics athletes. “The money raised will make sports training and competition possible for Northwest Kansasindividuals with intellectual disabilities,” Heather Waters, Special Olympics Kansas spokesperson said. “We have a lot of athle...

2017 KBI Crime Report shows violent crime continues upward trend

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 17, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2017 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas. Violent crime analysis The 2017 Kansas Crime Index Report reflected that violent crime in Kansas continues to trend upward. 2017 saw an overall increase of 6.3% in violent crime...

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas discusses Farm Bill

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 2, 2018

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Conference This week, the Senate voted for the Farm Bill to head to conference, where conferees from the Senate and the House will meet to come up with a compromise between the House and Senate Farm Bills. I am already busy meeting with members of the conference, as well as Agriculture Committee leadership from the House and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, to c...

KDA Announces State Drought Assistance Initiative

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 1, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative will provide financial assistance for livestock water supply wells, pipeline and tanks installed after June 1, 2018, and before ...

First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Kansas This Year

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 1, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus (WNV) disease in individuals who reside in Johnson County. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. Northeast and southeast regions are at moderate risk for WNV infections. WN...

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