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Kansas has ties with vintage WWII aircraft that crashed Wednesday…and other headlines from the...

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 3, 2019

A vintage World War II aircraft which crashed on Wednesday in Connecticut is no stranger to Kansas. The B-17 Flying Fortress named “Nine-O-Nine”, has appeared in numerous events and air shows over the past 30 years, including several times in Topeka and Salina as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Seven people were killed when "Nine-O-Nine" crashed at the Bradley International Airport in Conne...

Work on K-27 in Cheyenne County (KS) expected to last through November

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 3, 2019

The Kansas Department of Transportation expects to begin work on a mill and overlay project on a portion of K-27 in Cheyenne County the week of Oct. 7. The project covers a 13-mile area starting at the Sherman County line and extending north to the east U.S. 36 junction. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the construction zone and directed by flaggers and a pilot car during daylight ho...

Kansas couple arrested after fleeing police…twice…and other other headlines from the Tod...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 30, 2019

A couple of Kansans were arrested in Colorado after twice fleeing police. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, two Ulysses, Kansas, residents were arrested in Baca County, Colo. after twice fleeing from police when authorities attempted to arrest them for outstanding warrants. The duo initially escaped from police during a pursuit on Highway 83 in the Liberal area. They were later loca...

Area Football Scores: September 27th

Ross VolkmerSeptember 27, 2019

11-Man -(1-3) Goodland defeated (2-2) Oakley 21-20. -(4-0) Colby topped (2-2) Beloit 21-20 8-Man -(2-2) Hoxie lost to (4-0) Wichita County 56-26 -(2-2) Rawlins County lost to (3-1) Trego 52-12 -(4-0) #2 St. Francis defeated (2-2) Decatur Community 48-2.   -(2-2) T/B topped (0-4) Quinter 34-28 -(3-1) Wheatland-Grinnell shut out (0-4) Wallace County 44-0 6-Man -(4-0) Cheylin won 71-61...

Kansas lawmakers respond to impeachment inquiry…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas R...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 25, 2019

Kansas' elected officials are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of a formal House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  Republican First District Congressman Roger Marshall says Democrats will stop at nothing to impeach the President.   Republican Fourth District Congressman Ron Estes said he believes starting an impeachment inquiry is irresponsible, and he is looking f...

National Voter Registration Day…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 24, 2019

Volunteers across the U.S. , and Kansas, will be working to get people registered to vote today.  It's National Voter Registration Day.  Organizers say every year millions of Americans can't vote because they missed a deadline, didn't update their registration, or just weren't sure how to register. A second vaping-related death is being reported in Kansas.  State officials confirmed the deat...

Western Plains Arts Association receives Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 23, 2019

Western Plains Arts Association announces that it is among a select group of regional artists and organizations to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring grant. This award will support Jana Jae and her band at the Cultural Arts Center in Colby on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. CDT. Jana Jae will also be involved in an outreach works-shop which will be held in the CCC Choir Room at 1 p....

Upland bird hunting forecast looks positive…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Repor...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 23, 2019

Surveys are complete, data is in, and the 2019 Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Forecast is ready for viewing. The highly-anticipated annual forecast predicts what pheasant, quail and prairie chicken hunters can likely expect going into the new seasons. Based on this year’s crow counts for pheasants, whistle counts for quail, and lek counts for prairie chickens, overall upland bird hunting prospects a...

Week 3 Area Football Scores: September 20th

Ross VolkmerSeptember 20, 2019

SCORES REPORTED: 11-man: Colby (3-0) defeated Holcomb 39-21 Goodland (0-3) lost to Scott City 55-0 Oakley (2-1) was shutout by Norton 41-0 8-Man: Wallace County (0-3) falls to Decatur Community (3-0) 46-0 Hoxie (1-1) wins over Quinter (0-3) 46-6 Rawlins County (1-2) shutout Greeley County (0-3) 44-0 Triplains / Brewster (1-2) fell to Trego 54-8 Wheatland-Grinnell topped Northern Valley...

August Labor Report shows positive indicators

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 20, 2019

Encouraging news in job growth and low unemployment in Kansas was announced Friday. The number of total nonfarm jobs in Kansas increased by 7,900 from July, and private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, increased by 4,200 from the previous month. Since August 2018, Kansas gained 15,500 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 17,800 private sector jobs. Positive economic indicators...

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