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Kroger (Dillons) and Walmart request that customers stop open carry of firearms…and other head...

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 4, 2019

Kroger, whose properties include Dillon’s grocery stores, is telling customers to stop openly carrying firearms in its stores, including in states where it's legal.  In a statement, the company says they are also encouraging elected officials to pass laws that "strengthen background checks and remove weapons from those who have been found to pose a risk for violence."  The announcement came th...

August tax receipts exceed both estimates and previous year

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 3, 2019

TOPEKA – The state’s August collections are slightly above estimates with total tax collections at $497.2 million; $2.9 million or 0.59% more than the estimate. Those collections are also $2.8 million more than the same month in Fiscal Year 2019. Retail sales tax collections were $205.3 million; up 3.67% from the $198.0 million estimate. Compensating use tax collections came in at $32...

Kansas sends first responders to assist with Hurricane Dorian…and other headlines from the Tod...

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 3, 2019

Kansas first responders are taking part in hurricane response efforts.  Kansas Task Force One, an Urban Search and Rescue team of 42 first responders, left for Florida last night.  The task force will spend 14 days in Florida. The team is prepared to search for and transport any people and animals stranded by rising storm surge and flood waters. They are also ready to provide basic life support ...

CCC and GCCC sign fire science program agreement

Jackson SchneiderAugust 30, 2019

COLBY -- Colby Community College President Dr. Seth Carter and Garden City Community College President Dr. Ryan Ruda signed a memorandum of understanding Monday that provides an avenue for students in the CCC service area to prepare for a career in fire science. Those living in the Colby sector will take general education classes through CCC and fire science classes through GCCC with the opport...

WPAA welcomes the Queen City Jazz Band to Goodland on Sept. 15

Jackson SchneiderAugust 30, 2019

Dixieland jazz and razzmatazz is coming to the Goodland High School Auditorium, Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. MDT (3 p.m. CDT). Sponsored by the Western Plains Arts Association, admission is by WPAA season ticket or adults $20, students $10, at the door. The second of WPAA's 50th anniversary season performance is made possible through the generous support of area businesses and individual donors, i...

Extra officers on patrol over holiday weekend on the look-out for impaired drivers…and other h...

Jackson SchneiderAugust 30, 2019

A mobilization of over 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas culminates this this weekend. The “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” effort began back on August 14th and runs through Labor Day weekend. Extra officers are on patrol, specifically looking for impaired drivers. According to the National Safety Council, 40 percent of car fatalities occur in the summer months. The Labor Day holiday ...

August 30, 2019: Statewide Silver alert issued for missing Goddard man

Jackson SchneiderAugust 30, 2019

SEDGWICK COUNTY – The Goddard Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Goddard, Kan. man. The whereabouts of John Hughes, 88, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him. Hughes has been missing since 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, when he left for a medical appointment in west Wichita ...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Football Prepares for Jamboree

Jackson SchneiderAugust 29, 2019

COLBY, Kan. — It's game week in Colby... At least that's how Head Coach Rees McKinney is treating it. The Eagles will play host to three schools Friday night at Dennen Field for a series of scrimmages to gear up for the 2019 campaign. Ellis, Norton, and league rival Goodland will make their way to town for the Jamboree at 7 p.m. Coach McKinney spoke after practice Wednesday night, saying the ...

Curtis Duncan to be presented with honor from the Kansas Association Broadcasters

Jackson SchneiderAugust 28, 2019

Every year, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) awards the Sonny Slater Award to one Kansas broadcaster who exemplifies service to their radio station and communities. Slater was a long time farm director at KSAL in Salina before passing away in a farming accident in 1991. This year's winner of the KAB Sonny Slater Award is Curtis Duncan, of Rocking M Media in Goodland! Curtis’ br...

Officials warn of a new gift card scam targeting Kansans…and other headlines from the Today in...

Jackson SchneiderAugust 28, 2019

Officials are warning of a new angle on an old scam. According to the Kansas Attorney General's Office, a new version on a gift card scam they've seen pop up is the scammers posing as a religious leader in the community asking for contributions to their charitable efforts in the form of a gift card. Typically, these requests come in the form of an email that may appear to be legitimate on its face...

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