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FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Volleyball

Jackson SchneiderAugust 23, 2019

COLBY, Kan. — On the first day of fall practice, Colby Volleyball Head Coach Jerry McKee welcomed 41 girls into the gym. An incredible turnout that Coach McKee said will really drive up the competition level as the weeks goes on. The Eagles return a solid group of role players that will shoulder some of the heavier loads in matches. Senior and two-time all-league player Hallie Vaughn, as well...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Cross Country

Jackson SchneiderAugust 22, 2019

COLBY, Kan. — Chris Giersch has been involved in Colby High School cross country for nearly 15 years. Spending four seasons as an assistant, he is now entering his 10th as the head man. This year's team returns four seniors; two boys and two girls. As well as a state qualifier on each side. Senior Ryan Voss enters his final year with the Eagles coming off of a nice showing at the State Meet i...

Severe weather continues to wreak havoc…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: A...

Jackson SchneiderAugust 22, 2019

Strong storms are to blame for power outages in central Kansas.  Last night's storms left more than 55-hundred homes and businesses without power in Sedgwick, Reno, McPherson and Marion counties.  Most of the outages were reported in Sedgwick County including Eisenhower National Airport.  The storms produced 70-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rain that led to flash flooding. The Kansas Corpora...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Girls Golf

Jackson SchneiderAugust 21, 2019

COLBY, Kan. -- Heading into his 15th season as the Head Coach of the Colby High School Girls Golf team, Rick Williams has a lot to be excited about. With a 4th place mark at the 3-2-1A State tournament in Emporia, the Eagles finished their 2018 campaign with their best result in school history. This season's roster boasts 12 student-athletes, the most ever under coach Williams, with four returning...

Update: Statewide Silver Alert Issued for Johnson County woman cancelled

Jackson SchneiderAugust 19, 2019

UPDATE (8/20/19): JOHNSON COUNTY – The Overland Park Police Department reported that Lila Mertz was located safely tonight, and is being reunited with her family. The statewide silver alert has been canceled.   Thank you for your assistance in getting the word out to the public. Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Overland Park Police Department. JOHNSON COUNTY ...

Exec. Director of Goodland’s Carnegie Arts Center appointed to Creative Arts Commission

Jackson SchneiderAugust 13, 2019

Governor Kelly appointed Aubrey Streit-Krug, Abby Killingsworth, Jamie Oliver and Brittany Novotny to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.   “The creative arts industry is a very important piece of our state’s history,” Kelly said. “In difficult times, the arts bring people together – from all across Kansas. Creativity is what makes Kansas an extraordinary place to live....

KBI makes arrest connected to death of one-year-old Ulysses child

Jackson SchneiderAugust 2, 2019

STEVENS COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) made an arrest related to the October 2017 death of a one-year-old Ulysses child. Today, Aug. 1, at approximately 3:25 p.m., KBI agents arrested 18-year-old Jayden S. Silva, at his home at 511 W. 8th St., in Hugoton, for the suspected juvenile offenses of first-degree felony murder, and abuse of a child. The arrest follows a lengthy inv...

CCC dorm named after Darvin and Tammi Strutt

Jackson SchneiderJuly 26, 2019

At the July 15 meeting, the Colby Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rename the south section of the Living Center East dorms after longtime CCC supporters Darvin and Tammi Strutt. The section of student housing, which is currently being renovated, will be named Strutt Hall. "Having a building on the Colby Community College campus with our name on it is indeed a humbling t...

KBI Crime Index Report for 2018 reveals violent crime trending upward

Jackson SchneiderJuly 25, 2019

TOPEKA–The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) released the2018 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas. Violent crime analysis The 2018 Kansas Crime Index Report indicated that violent crime in Kansas continues to trend upward. In 2018, 12,367 violent crimes were reported in Kansas. Thi...

KDHE requires new vaccines for back-to-school

Jackson SchneiderJuly 19, 2019

The Kansas Department of Health is requiring two new vaccines for the upcoming school year. Kindergartners and first-graders will need to get two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine starting this fall. Students going into the seventh grade will need to get a meningococcal ACWY vaccination. State health officials say the vaccines are safe and can prevent the severe illnesses that Meningitis and ...

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