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Governor Jeff Colyer orders flags lowered for Memorial Day

Shelby GardnerMay 25, 2018

For Immediate Release: Topeka – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Jeff Colyer today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2018 from sun-up until noon in honor of Memorial Day.   “It is a great honor to live in this country with the many freedoms we enjoy every day,” said Governor Colyer. “Today we remember the men and women who ...

Election reform bill signed by Governor Colyer

Sacha SanguinettiMay 21, 2018

TOPEKA- Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Bill 2539, a bill to reform several aspects of Kansas’ electoral system, including for the first time, a minimum age to run for Governor. Overall, the bill amends the qualifications for candidacy for several statewide elected offices, creates law requiring manual audits of elections, amends law related to the timing of the election canvasses ...

Governor Colyer Signs State Budget for FY 2018-2019

Shelby GardnerMay 16, 2018

Governor Colyer and his office has released the following information below regarding State Budget for the the Fiscal Year 2018-2019: **For Immediate Release** Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed the state budget for the 2019 Fiscal year at a ceremony at Pittsburg State University. In his remarks, Colyer said, “I am pleased to be able to sign a budget that strikes the balance betwee...

S&P Upgrades Kansas Rating from Negative to Stable

Sacha SanguinettiMay 7, 2018

Topeka- S&P Global Ratings announced Friday their revised outlook on its Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) on the state of Kansas to stable from its previous rating of ‘negative’. S&P also upgraded the state’s appropriation-secured debt to stable from negative and affirmed their “A+” rating on that debt. Governor Colyer issued the following statement in response: “Today's upg...

April tax receipts in Kansas higher than anticipated

Sacha SanguinettiMay 1, 2018

TOPEKA—Total FY 2018 revenue receipts are 20 percent, or over $1 billion higher than last year, data from the latest collections report released Tuesday showed. Tax receipts for April are $293.1 million above April 2017, with individual income tax accounting for $239.2 million of that total. Sales tax receipts for the month are $202.9 million, or $10.7 million above last April. “We antic...

Saddler named as new CCC athletic director

Sacha SanguinettiMay 1, 2018

After a lengthy search, Colby Community College announced that Colby native Mike Saddler is the school’s new director of athletics. Saddler comes from Neosho County Community College in Chanute where he has worked in a similar position since 2015. Additionally, he is the NJCAA Division I Region VI Men’s Director, serving on the men’s basketball and wrestling committees, and is chair of t...

Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network welcomes new farm director

Sacha SanguinettiApril 19, 2018

Sara Miles joins the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio team as the Farm Director. Growing up on a family farm spanning five generations in Northeast Missouri, she developed a passion for agriculture. Before coming to Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio, Sara served as a farm broadcaster and production director for KMZU in Carrollton, Mo. Sara received an Associate of Arts Degree from North Central Missour...

AUDIO: “Symphony In The Flint Hills” Ticket Sales Begin

Karen EmerickApril 9, 2018

Will Sterrett had the pleasure of speaking with Gwen Shirkey from Symphony in the Flint Hills regarding this year’s event. [audio mp3="https://nwksradio.rockingmradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Symphony_in_the_flint_Hills_interview_2018.mp3"][/audio]...

KBI investigating Graham County murders

andy lambertJanuary 5, 2018

GRAHAM COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Graham County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the murders of two individuals which occurred yesterday in Graham County, Kan. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 a 911 call was made to the Graham County Sheriff’s Office. When first responders arrived at 2756 170th Ave., Penokee, Kan., a Hispanic male and a white fe...

Clay Patton says goodbye to NWKS Radio

andy lambertDecember 29, 2017

Rocking M Media and Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio want to thank Clay Patton for his years of service with the company as a farm broadcaster. Since Clay came on board Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio has grown in affiliates, programming and media platforms. Clay has always been a dedicated and hardworking employee. While farm broadcasting was not Clay’s first choice for a career it has become a passion...

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