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18 Sep

Crude Oil Prices Spike Following Attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities

Kansas motorists can expect pump price jumps coming to stations as soon as this week On the week, the national gas price average held…

16 Sep

UPDATE: Homicide Investigation in Rooks County

RICE COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office released new information related to the murder of Mark Reif….

13 Sep

AAA: True Cost of Annual Vehicle Ownership Rises to $9,282

 Spike in Finance Costs Drives Increase It’s going to cost more for those looking to buy a new car this year. Finance costs on…

12 Sep

Kansas Pride Showcased at State Fair

(Pictured: Left to right: Jacob Bell, Wild West District – Hugoton, Maddy Nichepor, Walnut Creek District – Ness City, Ryan Myers, Central Kansas District…

10 Sep

Homicide Investigation in Rooks County

ROOKS COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred near Plainville, Kan. The Rooks…

10 Sep

Pratt Co. Extension Master Gardeners’ Secrets to Gardening

Join the Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners’ as they welcome guest speaker, Evelyn Neier. Evelyn will share her secrets to growing and incorporating bulbs…

30 Aug

Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Goddard man

UPDATE: The Goddard Police Department reported that John Hughes was located by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and is now safe.  SEDGWICK COUNTY – The…

29 Aug

Sen. Moran to Host Kansas Listening Tour Stop in Pratt County

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced that he will visit Pratt as part of his Kansas Listening Tour on Thursday, September 5. Area…

29 Aug

Red Light Running Deaths Hit 10-Year High

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals disturbing trend, increasing risk for drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians TOPEKA, Kan. – Aug. 29, 2019 – The…

29 Aug

National Festival of Breads featured at Kansas State Fair

For audio version, visit kansaswheat.org By Jordan Hildebrand The smell of animal barns and the quiet sizzle of frying foods fill the air. The…

28 Aug

KSHSAA Concussion Summary from 2018-19 School Year

The 2018-2019 school year marked the first year member schools were required to report concussions to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Over…

28 Aug

Movie in the Park

Bring your blankets and chairs for a family friendly movie night under the stars. There is no admission fee and there will be free…

28 Aug

Parents and Adult Fans: The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Bill Faflick, Executive Director of the Kansas State High…

28 Aug

AAA: Best Tailgating, Labor Day Getaways Require Safe Driving Plans, Car Prep

Football fans will be hitting the roads this weekend with college seasons kicking off. But the real difference in winning and losing can depend…

24 Aug

Stabbing in Sherman County

SHERMAN COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Goodland Police Department are investigating a stabbing incident in Goodland, Ks. At approximately…

24 Aug

Sen. Moran Announces 2019 Kansas Conservation Tour

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 What:              U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced that he will hold his 2019 Conservation Tour to see conservation efforts in Kansas…

22 Aug

Maximize next year’s yields by controlling volunteer wheat now

For audio version, visit   kansaswheat.org By Jordan Hildebrand Hidden in the stubble of 2019’s wheat harvest, wheat curl mites are moving to find sprouting…

21 Aug

Pratt County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

On Thursday September 5, 2019 Pratt County Farm Bureau will be hosting their annual meeting at the Pratt County 4-H Center. RSVP by August…

20 Aug

EPA Announces Federal Partnership to Build Nationwide Resilience to Natural Disasters

(Lenexa, Kan., August 20, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and federal partners, in…

20 Aug

Sen. Moran Announces Over $1 Million HHS Grant to Kansas Health Centers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies – today…

16 Aug

Wheat specialist says it’s time to manage wheat

  For audio version, visit  kansaswheat.org By Jordan Hildebrand Farmers across the state have access to many of the most cutting-edge wheat varieties ever…

13 Aug

Kansas Law Enforcement Warns: Don’t Drink and Drive

Impaired drivers to be tested during “No Refusal Weekend” Topeka, KS – As the summer season concludes over the next few weeks, Kansas law…

09 Aug

The Future of Wheat in Kansas

Opinion:  The Future of Wheat in Kansas A few months ago I wrote an article pointing out the fact that Hard Red Winter wheat…

08 Aug

KHF awards health improvement grants to 17 organizations

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) has awarded more than $362,000 to 17 organizations across the state in an effort to build capacity to reduce…

02 Aug

Quivira Council to Host ReadyScout Event with Regional FEMA Office at Wichita State University

Kansas City, Mo. – On Saturday August 3rd, the Quivira Council of the Boy Scouts of America will partner with FEMA Region VII for a…

31 Jul

Kansas wheat farmer testifies on importance of Grain Inspection System for U.S. export markets

Wheat Scoop: For audio version, visit kansaswheat.org By Jordan Hildebrand   MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Kansas wheat farmer testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee…

25 Jul

KBI releases Kansas crime statistics for 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) released the 2018 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state…

24 Jul

Old Soldiers & Sailors Reunion

Warm weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm shown by visitors to the Erie, Kansas 146th Old Soldiers & Sailors Reunion. The reunion features a free…

07 May

Spring Storms Can Mean Treacherous Roads

 Kansas spring rain showers and frequent heavy downpours, like we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, can result in treacherous driving conditions. Nearly…

28 Apr

Dodge City Brewing Supports Veterans’ Art Therapy Project

When Paula Sellens was elected American Legion Auxiliary District Eight President in 2016, she was charged with developing a President’s Project to benefit veterans….

27 Mar

FIVE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN WILL BE HONORED IN NEW YORK AT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION 7th ANNUAL WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARDS

Annual Awards Recognizes Powerful Women Leadership The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research has announced the 2019 Women of Influence Awards which will be…

26 Mar

Two Wichita Teens Earn Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will honor two new Gold Award Girl Scouts, Alicia Thurston and Caitlyn V. of Wichita, Kan., for creating sustainable…

26 Mar

Sen. Moran: The Green New Deal is Damaging and Irresponsible

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after voting against the Green New Deal, sweeping environmental legislation that would upend nearly every…

26 Mar

Free Community Screening

KPTS is offering a free community screening of an all new version of Les Mis next Tuesday night, April 2 at Roxy’s in Wichita’s…

26 Mar

Kansas Girl Scout To Be Honored For Receiving National Recognition

Middle school student earns national attention for disaster relief fundraising efforts Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Junior, Riley Padget-Cook, was named one of Kansas’…

25 Mar

KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County

UPDATE: KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has identified the man suspected of shooting a…

22 Mar

AAA: Nearly 100 Million Americans Will Embark on Family Vacations this Year

WICHITA, Kan. – March 21, 2019 – From coast to coast, families are gearing up for another year of exciting travel adventures with their…

18 Mar

Be a lifesaver: Give blood with the Red Cross this spring

Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to…

05 Mar

Return to Daylight Saving Time Means Increased Driving Danger, Warns AAA Kansas

One of the most anticipated “signs of spring” arrives this weekend when the clocks “spring forward” (Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m….

05 Mar

  Governor Proclaims Kansas American Legion Day

On March 15, 1919, The American Legion was founded in Paris France by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Over the past 100 years,…

04 Mar

Letters from Home Show at Pratt Co Fairgrounds to Support Veterans

PRATT, KS. In 2010, Erinn Dearth founded Letters From Home in Winston-Salem, NC with a mission to tour the country honoring our nation’s veterans,…

04 Mar

Landowner/Tenant Relations Meeting

Leasing land for farming and ranching has become a necessity to grow and stay competitive in today’s commercial agriculture. Determining an equitable crop share…

07 Feb

Shop Local This Valentine’s Day

Shop Local this Valentine’s Day The Flower Shoppe: FREE delivery on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 because who can wait to say Happy…

07 Feb

2019 Mid-winter Forum Very Popular

The 2019 Mid-winter Forum held in at Dodge City American Legion Post 47 February 1 – 3, 2019 was hugely successful.  “The Legionnaires present…

07 Feb

First Christian Church Judgement House/Movement Ministries

On average, 1000 people in the United States die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It…

07 Feb

Circles of Hope 10 for $10

Circles of Hope, Pratt County, announces “10 for $10,” a month-long fundraiser to support this community–based anti-poverty program.  Circles has “Heart Specialists” in the…

07 Feb

Sens. Moran, Roberts & Rep. Marshall Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Big Red One Soldiers

Sens. Moran, Roberts & Rep. Marshall Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Big Red One Soldiers  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)…

06 Feb

Swenson Honored with State Award for Outstanding Service

TOPEKA, Kan. – The KSHSAA is proud to announce that Carol Swenson of McPherson, as he has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2019…

06 Feb

Sen. Moran Resolution Honoring 100 Years of American Farm Bureau Passes Senate

“In Kansas, Farm Bureau members work tirelessly to improve their communities and advocate for production agriculture” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the…

04 Feb

Statewide Silver Alert issued for Nebraska man                   

Statewide Silver Alert issued for Nebraska man                                   …

04 Feb

Roses for Rosies Huge Success

The Roses for Rosies Ceremony held in Dodge City on February 1, 2019 was hugely successfully.  Ceremony Organizer Paula Sellens expected to honor thirty-five…

28 Jan

Auxiliary Notified of Governor’s Proclamation

The Kansas American Legion Auxiliary will honor nearly 120 heroic Kansas women who earned the moniker of Rosie the Riveter.  These women answered the…

28 Jan

As extreme cold approaches, FEMA encourages residents to prepare

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As officials from the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office continue monitoring the development…

17 Jan

Sens. Moran, Casey Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Seniors From Losing Money to Scams

Bipartisan Bill Would Train Retailers, Financial Institutions to Spot and Stop Fraudulent Transactions at the Point of Sale WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)…

17 Jan

Cold and Costly: Frozen/Burst Pipes Cause Homeowner Havoc

AAA Kansas Insurance Offers Tips on Protecting Your Plumbing When Temperatures Plunge With the coldest temperatures of the season in the forecast this weekend,…

15 Jan

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donors

Fewer drives, busy holiday schedules lead to blood shortage WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 14, 2019) — A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the…

14 Jan

Governor Laura Kelly’s Inaugural Address: A new chapter in the Kansas story

I want to say a few words about our master of ceremonies today, Sarah Smarsh. First, I’m actually a bit star-struck. She’s a New York…

11 Jan

What’s Happening in Pratt

Happy Friday! B-29 Museum is open on Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Pratt Army Airfield – 82 Curran Road Visit their website at www.prairiebombers.org for…

08 Jan

Auxiliary issues call for Rosies

The United States was plunged into World War II on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed Pearl Harbor.  Thousands of Kansas…

03 Jan

Upcoming Cover Crops Meeting

Cover Crops have been a hot topic lately when it comes to weed suppression and grazing livestock, but selecting the type of crop or…

02 Jan

January Agape Clinic

January clinic will be held on January 12th, doors open at 8:15 at the Hope Center. Must be here 10:30 to see a doctor….

18 Jul

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

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18 Jul

Business booming for giant cargo planes

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18 Jul

Trump-Putin: Your toolkit to help understand the story

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18 Jul

‘Somebody threatened to burn the school down’

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18 Jul

Searching for the forgotten heroes of World War Two

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18 Jul

The man who saved thousands of people from HIV

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18 Jul

All you need to know about penalty shootouts

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18 Jul

Searching for the ‘angel’ who held me on Westminster Bridge

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18 Jul

Why local US newspapers are sounding the alarm

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18 Jul

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

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12 Apr

KDOT aims to stop texting and driving with social awareness campaign

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Transportation is launching the Red Thumb Challenge to raise awareness of the risks of distracted driving. Throughout…

12 Apr

What’s Happening in Pratt

Happy Friday! Customer Service Awards!We often hear about bad service, well it’s time to start rewarding good service! If you have received great customer…

12 Apr

Kingman Woman Celebrates $75,000 Win

Ruth Wright was already feeling lucky before she scratched off her $75,000 top prize on a $10 Tiger Pride instant scratch ticket. The first…

11 Apr

Skyline Schools Celebrating their 50th Anniversary

Skyline Schools will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, April 28, 2018. As a community we celebrate the rich history that Skyline continues to…

11 Apr

2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9-13

Orange Alert: Work Zones are Danger Zones for Workers and Drivers 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9-13 Highway construction work zones…

08 Apr

Girl Scouts Honors Dedicated Volunteers

2018 Volunteer Awards will be presented on April 7 at annual event WICHITA, Kan. – Forty-six South Central Kansas residents will be recognized at…

06 Apr

What’s Happening in Pratt

Customer Service Awards! We often hear about bad service, well it’s time to start rewarding good service! If you have received great customer service…

04 Apr

China Retaliation Threatens to Further Harm U.S. Sorghum Farmers

LUBBOCK, Texas — China’s announcement today of a possible future retaliatory 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. sorghum will not help China’s consumers or…

03 Apr

Agape Clinic

On April 7, 2018 The Agape Clinic will open at 8:15 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. The free clinic is for low income and uninsured…

02 Apr

Gas Prices in Kansas and Nationwide Continue to Rise

At $2.47/gallon, however, Kansas has the 10th cheapest average gas price in the nation. TOPEKA, Kan. – April 2, 2018 – Motorists continue to pay…

02 Apr

Rod Garman to join KSHSAA Staff as Assistant Executive Director

 TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas State High School Activities Association announces Rod Garman of Topeka, Kansas will join its staff on July 1, 2018 as…

29 Mar

Sorghum e-Notes | March 29, 2018

  Happy Easter from National Sorghum Producers NSP and USCP offices will be closed April 30 for Good Friday. Have a blessed Easter! Conaway Optimistic on…

29 Mar

Sen. Moran on VA Leadership Change: Veterans Deserve a VA Worthy of Their Sacrifice

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies – today issued…

29 Mar

Distraction Tops Drivers’ List of Growing Dangers on the Road

Distraction Tops Drivers’ List of Growing Dangers on the Road Number of Drivers Using Cell Phones Jumps 30% in Five Years TOPEKA, Kan. – March…

23 Mar

Sen. Moran Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stabilize, Improve Postal Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving…

23 Mar

2018 Fall Championship Sites Selected

  TOPEKA, Kan. – The 48th annual KSHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will welcome a new championship host site in 2018. Classes 3A and 4A will compete…

23 Mar

Moran: Section 199A Fix in Omnibus Will Aid Farmers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today applauded the inclusion of a section 199A tax fix in the FY2018 omnibus package. “This legislation restores…

23 Mar

Sorghum Notes

Trump Directs Tariffs on Chinese Goods In an expected move, President Trump issued a directive Thursday to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to impose…

23 Mar

Sen. Moran: Omnibus Funding Gets Us Out of the CR Business

Omnibus Legislation Including Numerous Moran Priorities Passes Senate WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans…

22 Mar

Sen. Moran Applauds Inclusion of Provisions in FCC Reauthorization, Broadcaster Repack Appropriations in Omnibus Agreement

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which exercises jurisdiction in the Senate over…

21 Mar

Senate Passes Sen. Moran’s Bill To Provide Disabled Veteran Employees at VA Additional Paid Leave

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Senate unanimously passed S. 899, a bill authored by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)…

21 Mar

THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Gary Musselman, Executive Director of the Kansas State High…

21 Mar

Blood donors urged to help restock Red Cross shelves after severe winter storms

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood…

21 Mar

Sen. Moran Recognized for Alzheimer’s Advocacy

  WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) last week was awarded the inaugural Dennis Moore Alzheimer Champion Award, named in honor of former Kansas Congressman…

21 Mar

Update on endangered person advisory issued for Hoisington girl

Update on endangered person advisory issued for Hoisington girl                BARTON COUNTY – The Hoisington Police Department, the Barton…

16 Mar

What’s Happening in Pratt

Customer Service Awards! We often hear about bad service, well it’s time to start rewarding good service! If you have received great customer service…

15 Mar

Kansas Lottery Players hope to win “Green” this Weekend

Kansas Lottery players are hoping a little St. Patrick’s Day luck will come their way this weekend. Jackpots are big, and hopes are high!…

15 Mar

Sorghum Notes

National Sorghum Producers The voice of the sorghum industry Sorghum e-Notes | March 15, 2018 House Farm Bill Markup Delayed  There will not be…