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2018 Mid-Term Election: by the numbers (voter statistics)

Jackson SchneiderNovember 6, 2018

With Election Day upon us, here is a look at some of the vital voter statistics in the state of Kansas and in select counties from northwest Kansas. This data includes voter turnout numbers from the 2018 primary election, 2016 general election and 2014 general election.   General election voter statistics for the State of Kansas (source: Kansas Secretary of State website): Total numb...

Tree stands stolen in Trego County…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Novembe...

Jackson SchneiderNovember 1, 2018

Game wardens received information from the Trego county sheriff's department of two tree stands that were stolen from property in Trego county as well as a photo of an unidentified individual trespassing on the property. The Ness and Trego county Game Wardens were able to identify the individual in the photo and get a confession from him admitting to stealing the tree stands. The stolen stands wer...

Salina man killed in fatal accident near Kansas/Colorado state line…and other headlines from t...

Jackson SchneiderOctober 30, 2018

A Salina man was killed in a single vehicle crash along Interstate 70 near the Kansas / Colorado border in Sherman County early Monday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol,  the 59-year-old Brian Bender lost control of a pickup he was driving and rolled multiple times. The truck came to rest  on its top. The crash happened at 4:00 Monday morning on Interstate 70 in Sherman County Kans...

Kansas National Guard identifying soldiers and airmen to support Southwest Border Mission

Jackson SchneiderOctober 29, 2018

The Kansas National Guard is currently working with National Guard Bureau to identify soldiers and airmen to support the on-going mission requirements to the Southwest Border states. Kansas Guardsmen will be screened to ensure that deployment to the border does not conflict with current or upcoming overseas deployments and to ensure they meet the requested skillsets.  Additional screenings wil...

Senator Moran Interview: Monday, October 29, 2018

Jackson SchneiderOctober 29, 2018

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran toured the campus of Colby Community College Monday. Rocking M Media's Sacha Sanguinetti had a chance to sit down with the Senator to discuss his visit to campus, trade issues, the Farm Bill and the upcoming mid-term elections. ...

Governor orders flags to half staff…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Octobe...

Jackson SchneiderOctober 29, 2018

Kansas officials are reacting to Saturday's deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.  Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on October 31st.  Colyer calls the shooting in Pennsylvania a terrible act of violence.  Eleven people died when a gunman opened fire at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. A man is dead following a shooting in Hay...

Kansas soldier killed in WWII makes final journey home…and more headlines from the Today in Ka...

Jackson SchneiderOctober 26, 2018

A Kansas soldier who was killed in World War II was laid to rest this week  at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Pfc. Leslie Shankles was killed Oct. 14, 1944 by enemy fire in a German forest. In 1947, his remains were discovered, and buried in an American military cemetery in Belgium. The  remains were identified in July, using a DNA sample from a relative. Shankles was born in Vernon County, Misso...

Cold Weather Rule for utilities to take effect November 1

Jackson SchneiderOctober 26, 2018

TOPEKA - The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, will begin on November 1 and remain in effect through March 31. "The Kansas Corporation Commission encourages Kansans who are past-due on their utility bills and at risk for disconnection to prepare now for the colder weather by contacting their utility...

Voter concerns in Dodge City…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: October 25, 2018

Jackson SchneiderOctober 25, 2018

The Dodge City mayor is responding to voter suppression concerns. Due to construction issues, the town of 27,000 residents will have only 1 polling location, and it is located outside of town. Since it is an issue with the County Clerk, the mayor says It is not his place to agree or disagree. Among other things, the city is offering free public transportation, door to door, on election day.   Th...

Ness County Sheriff agrees to resign…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Octo...

Jackson SchneiderOctober 23, 2018

The Sheriff of Ness County has admitted to a federal firearm charge and agreed to resign. Sheriff Bryan Whipple, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly selling a gun to a person who was prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm. He admitted he arranged to sell a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition to a man he knew was a convicted felon. Along with resigning, the Sheriff will forfe...

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