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Disaster declaration issued by Governor…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: O...

Jackson SchneiderOctober 11, 2018

Governor Jeff Colyer is issuing a disaster declaration following heavy rains and flooding around the state.  The declaration allows state resources to be used in any county impacted by floodwaters.  State officials say additional counties will be included in the declaration if they ask for help Vice President Mike Pence will visit Kansas.  Pence is scheduled to attend an October 18th campaig...

Heavy rains across Kansas…plus other headlines: October 9, 2018

Jackson SchneiderOctober 9, 2018

Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days have prompted some flooding issues around Kansas. Motorists are urged to be wary of flooding in some areas, and to "turn around don't drown". Road crews across the state are working overtime during this week's rainy weather Crews in some areas are working 12-hour shifts during the storms. More than 20 high school students and a driver are safe after ...

President Trump rallies in Topeka…and other headlines: October 8, 2018

Jackson SchneiderOctober 8, 2018

President Donald Trump is showing his support for Kansas Republican candidates.  Thousands of people gathered at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on Saturday as Trump campaigned for Republican candidate for governor Kris Kobach and Second Congressional District candidate Steve Watkins.  The president also praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose U.S. Supreme Court nomination was confirmed by the Se...

Public Health Warning for Kansas lakes; Lake Scott included

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 27, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e....

President Trump to visit Kansas in October in support of Kobach-Hartman ticket

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 27, 2018

Following is a press release from Kobach/Hartman for Governor campaign: TOPEKA (September 27, 2018) - President Trump announced he will visit Kansas in support of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's campaign for governor. "I'm honored and grateful that President Trump will be coming to Kansas on Oct. 6. President Trump's success in cutting taxes at the national level unleashed economic g...

“Socktober” at the CCC Bookstore

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 27, 2018

The Colby Community College Campus Bookstore is seeking assistance during “Socktober” to support veterans and deployed soldiers. “We are collecting new male and female adult socks,” said bookstore manager Leisa Hansen. “Our collection will go to the Soldiers’ Angels organization, which is celebrating its 15th year of supporting deployed service members and veterans in VA hospitals t...

A Letter from Colby Community College President Dr. Seth Carter

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 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

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 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

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 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

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 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...

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