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Northwest Kansas at “moderate risk” for West Nile Virus according to KDHE

Jackson SchneiderJuly 20, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections. West Nile virus can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but it is not spread from person to person. About one in five...

CCC announces spring semester graduates

Jackson SchneiderJuly 20, 2018

Colby Community College conferred 250 awards on May 11 at the Colby Community Building during the 53rd annual commencement ceremony. Transcripts have been verified as having met all requirements and names are published by hometown according to the student.   Associate of Arts Atwood – Mara Hemel. Aurora, Colo. – Tomarow Whitfield. Bazine – Kassandra Paredes. Brampton, Canada – Ga...

Remembering Kay Melia

Jackson SchneiderJuly 20, 2018

(Photos in this article courtesy of Andrew Melia) Kay Melia, one of the founding members of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) and long-time general manager of KLOE radio in Goodland, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 88. Kay worked with many Kansas broadcast legends like Bob Schmidt, Pat Powers, Arden Booth, Grover Cobb and others in forming the Kansas Association ...

Ag Tech Expo to be held in Goodland

Jackson SchneiderJuly 19, 2018

Innovative technology is rapidly changing the Kansas agriculture industry, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture has partnered with Northwest Kansas Technical College, the Kansas Water Office and the Kansas Ag Research & Technology Association to host the first-ever Ag Tech Expo on Wednesday, August 29, in Goodland. The Ag Tech Expo is an effort to bring new technology into the hands of all...

Rep. Marshall appointed to Conference Committee on the 2018 Farm Bill

Jackson SchneiderJuly 18, 2018

The following is a press release from the office of Congressman Roger Marshall: WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Congress moved one step closer to delivering a new farm bill to the president’s desk. The speaker appointed lawmakers to the House-Senate conference committee on the Farm Bill. Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall was selected as one of the members on the committee. “Before I was even el...

Quinter’s Michael Machen named 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year

Jackson SchneiderJuly 16, 2018

(Story credit: Greg Peters with KU Medical Center) Michael Machen laughs easily when he talks about what all it means to be a doctor in a small rural town in Northwest Kansas. For more than three decades he's been one of the primary health care providers for the 900 or so people in the farming community of Quinter and many others living in adjoining counties on the High Plains, where trees are ...

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Day Care in Colby

Jackson SchneiderJuly 13, 2018

The following press release was issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on July 13, 2018: TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Mighty Mites and Little Tikes, a licensed day care home located 480 N. Riddle, in Colby. State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion o...

KU is one of several universities showcasing controversial American flag

Jackson SchneiderJuly 11, 2018

The University of Kansas is one of several colleges across the country that is allowing a black-paint splattered U.S. flag to fly as apart of an art project to highlight the "current political climate" in America. The art display project is called "Pledges of Allegiance" and is sponsored by Creative Time, a New York based organization. The art project is features 16 designers and one of the art...

KDHE reports 133 fireworks-related injuries week of July 1-7

Jackson SchneiderJuly 10, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week (July 1– 7). The injuries, varying in severity, were reported by emergency departments throughout the state to the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program (KSSP). “These, mostly preventable, injuries show how greate...

Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist throughout the state

Jackson SchneiderJuly 9, 2018

Topeka – While there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas continue to worsen.  TodayGovernor Jeff Colyer updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-16 (attached).  The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. This order places nearly half of Kansas counties in an emergency drought stat...

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