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State fiscal forecast carries some optimism…and other headlines: November 3, 2017

andy lambertNovember 3, 2017

Kansas sees its budget picture improve because of a new fiscal forecast for state government, though legislators doubt the higher projected revenues will be enough to cover a court-mandated increase in spending on public schools. The state's economic forecasting group boosted projections for tax collections by a total of nearly $225 million through June 2019. An incident near the Kansas State U...

Sen. Moran Encourages President Trump to Continue Prioritizing Veterans

andy lambertOctober 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – During today’s policy meeting with President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies and member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – encouraged President Trump to continue prioritizing our nation’s veterans. After the meeting, Sen. Moran relea...

Senator Dole returns home after 3 week stint in the hospital…and other headlines: October 11, 2017

andy lambertOctober 11, 2017

Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is back home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure. The 94-year-old former Kansas senator was discharged from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, D.C. He was hospitalized Sept. 13. Dole tweeted that he's "happy to be home." A 25-year-old Topeka man with l...

3-year-old who inspired small Kansas town to celebrate Christmas in September passes away

andy lambertOctober 11, 2017

LEBO, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died. Christian Risner of Lebo died Saturday in Emporia. Christian's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the boy was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. Christian began hospice care in August. ...

Ulysses toddler death being investigated…and other headlines: October 10, 2017

andy lambertOctober 10, 2017

Law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy from Ulysses. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Ulysses police were called to a Ulysses home last week because a toddler was unresponsive. First responders found 13-month-old Jaxon Silva unresponsive. He was flown to a Wichita hospital, where he was declared brain dead on Friday. Authorities say a man accused of walk...

Kansas Works to Strengthen Agricultural Ties with Kazakhstan

andy lambertSeptember 29, 2012

—Delegation of Agricultural Leaders from Kazakhstan Tour State TOPEKA – A delegation of nine leaders from the Kazakhstan livestock sector have wrapped up a two-week tour of the Kansas agricultural industry. The tour, part of the two-year Kazakhstan Business Connections Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and hosted by CNFA, a Washington, D...

New local show hits airwaves Monday

andy lambertSeptember 29, 2012

Rocking M Radio is pleased to announce a new local program to our lineup on "Hot Country 97.9" KWGB-FM. Goodland native Heidi Lawson will host "Heidi's Country Lunch Cafe" weekdays from 11AM-1PM (mountain time). The show will feature a mix of today's hot country music, local information, local features and contests. "Heidi's Country Lunch Cafe" will be streamed live through nwksradio.com. R...

Photos: GHS Homecoming Parade 2012

andy lambertSeptember 28, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1615" align="alignnone" width="150"] The Goodland Area Chamber of Commerce held a free hot dog feed prior to the parade on Main St.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1616" align="alignnone" width="150"] Parents of the GHS Senior Class of 2013[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1617" align="alignnone" width="150"] The honored GHS Class of 1962[/caption] [caption id="...

Long Awaited Fireworks Display To Light Up the Sky October 6th

andy lambertSeptember 27, 2012

The Kiwanis Club of Colby are proud to be able to bring you the long awaited fireworks display that was postponed due to dry conditions on July 4th. The display will be Saturday October 6th, 2012 at the softball diamonds in Colby (There is a rain date scheduled for the next night Oct 7th). Sundown is at 7:37pm on October 6th and the fireworks are scheduled to begin around 8pm. Everyone is invi...

“King of Country Music” announces final tour

andy lambertSeptember 27, 2012

George Strait announced his plans for his final two-year tour – The "Cowboy Rides Away" Tour. In a press conference from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Strait revealed the first 21 markets he will visit during the winter and spring legs of his 2013 tour. Special guest Martina McBride is set to join Strait for the 2013 dates, which begin on January 18th in Lubbock, Texas....

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