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A Letter from Colby Community College President Dr. Seth Carter

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 21, 2018

The following is an open letter to the citizens of Colby and Thomas County from Dr. Seth Carter, President of Colby Community College... Greetings from Colby Community College. We hope everyone is doing well.  Recently, we formally launched our campaign for the “Big Blue Barn.”  This has led to a series of questions from intrigued community members. The first and most common question i...

KDHE Recommends Flu Vaccine Ahead of 2018-2019 Influenza Season

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 21, 2018

TOPEKA – Influenza season is rapidly approaching in the United States and Kansas. While activity remains low, influenza cases have already been reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Although the flu vaccine can vary in how well it works, it is the best way to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, including those that can result in hospitalization and...

Today in Kansas Report – September 20, 2018

Karen EmerickSeptember 20, 2018

A Hugoton middle school student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. In a letter to parents school officials said they learned about the issue late Wednesday afternoon. Bacterial meningitis causes swelling around the brain and spine. It is contagious and spreads through person-to-person contact. Several strains of the disease are preventable with vaccinations. The Finney County Sheriff...

Today in Kansas Report – September 19, 2018

Karen EmerickSeptember 19, 2018

The Kansas National Guard will help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence. The North Carolina National Guard had issued a tasking call for assistance from its counterparts in Kansas. Four Kansas Army National Guard Helicopters and eight Kansas Air National Guard nurses will help at shelters in Brunswick, North Carolina. A former Kansas Republican senator is endorsing the Democratic...

Today in Kansas Report – September 18, 2018

Karen EmerickSeptember 18, 2018

A driver is recovering after crashing into a large bull elk on Interstate 70 in Western Kansas. The crash happened just east of Colby. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital and the meat was able to be salvaged. A fallen Sedgwick County deputy will be laid to rest. Funeral services for Deputy Robert Kunze the Third will take place Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Central Communit...

National test coming to your radio and wireless devices in early October

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 17, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:18 PM CDT, 12:18 pm MDT, FEMA and the FCC will send a TEST Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message to nearly all wireless devices in the United States. This was the test previously scheduled for Thursday, September 20th but has since been postponed. This is a "Presidential Alert". You can not turn off a Presidential Alert. You CAN NOT "opt out" of the test ei...

History of KXXX AM and FM

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 13, 2018

[The following story is based on the article written by Donna Lamm for the Colby Free Press which was printed in five parts: May 21, 28, June 4, 11 and 18, 1999. Special thanks to Keela Case for some in depth research.] It was April 1946 and with World War II over, people were trying to adjust to life without a war. Colby was experiencing a building boom as well as an expanding populati...

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...

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