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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...

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...

Convoy to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 20, 2018

COLBY, Kan. – Dozens of vehicles are expected to take part in the 12th annual Northwest Kansas Truck Convoy, September 8, 2018 to benefit Special Olympics athletes. “The money raised will make sports training and competition possible for Northwest Kansasindividuals with intellectual disabilities,” Heather Waters, Special Olympics Kansas spokesperson said. “We have a lot of athle...

2017 KBI Crime Report shows violent crime continues upward trend

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 17, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2017 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 2017 Kansas Crime Index Report reflected that violent crime in Kansas continues to trend upward. 2017 saw an overall increase of 6.3% in violent crime...

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas discusses Farm Bill

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 2, 2018

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Conference This week, the Senate voted for the Farm Bill to head to conference, where conferees from the Senate and the House will meet to come up with a compromise between the House and Senate Farm Bills. I am already busy meeting with members of the conference, as well as Agriculture Committee leadership from the House and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, to c...

KDA Announces State Drought Assistance Initiative

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 1, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative will provide financial assistance for livestock water supply wells, pipeline and tanks installed after June 1, 2018, and before ...

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