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Celebrity travel columnists write about a visit to Oakley

Jackson SchneiderSeptember 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

Jackson SchneiderAugust 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

Jackson SchneiderAugust 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

Jackson SchneiderAugust 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

Jackson SchneiderAugust 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

Jackson SchneiderAugust 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

Jackson SchneiderAugust 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 ...

First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Kansas This Year

Jackson SchneiderAugust 1, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus (WNV) disease in individuals who reside in Johnson County. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. Northeast and southeast regions are at moderate risk for WNV infections. WN...

Moran and colleagues urge AMTRAK to continue operation of Southwest Chief

Jackson SchneiderJuly 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today joined a group of bipartisan senators from states spanning the country in urging Amtrak to uphold its side of a longstanding public-private partnership to continue operating the Southwest Chief passenger train and long-distance passenger service, particularly through rural communities. The Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los An...

Marshall on USDA aid to farmers: “A band-aid on a deep wound”

Jackson SchneiderJuly 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would authorize $12 billion in programs to aid farmers harmed by retaliatory trade actions. These programs would provide relief to many Kansas producers who have been hurt the most from retaliatory tariffs, with pork, wheat, corn, soybeans and sorghum on the program’s list. “This is a start, but it’s mo...

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