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 April, everyone is invited to participate by simply painting a thumbnail red and sharing their support of the initiative on their favorite social media platform using #RedThumbChallenge. “Every single day, you see it on the roads. You notice someone veering into your lane or driving slower than everyone else, only to see that driver looking at their phone and not focusing on the road,” said Chris Bortz, KDOT Traffic Safety Program Manager. “Distracted driving has no place on our roadways. Not only are you putting you and your passengers in jeopardy, but you’re endangering others as...

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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 April, everyone is invited to participate by simply painting a thumbnail red and sharing their support of the initiative on their favorite social media platform using #RedThumbChallenge. “Every single day, you see it on the roads. You notice someone veering into your lane or driving slower than everyone else, only to see that driver looking at their phone and not focusing on the road,” said Chris Bortz, KDOT Traffic Safety Program Manager. “Distracted driving has no place on our roadways. Not only are you putting you and your passengers in jeopardy, but you’re endangering others as...

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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 service please let us know at the Chamber. We would like to start giving a monthly award to a person and their business for great customer service but we need YOU to tell us about your experience. Please send us an email [email protected] and tell us so we can start rewarding our customer service rock stars! ~HOT DEALS~ Check out our new Hot Deals page at http://www.prattkansas.org/hot-deals/. Chamber members can post for free as often as you need! Remember to shop local when possible! April is National Safe Digging Month! Kansas Gas Service would like to have this opportunity to...

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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 service please let us know at the Chamber. We would like to start giving a monthly award to a person and their business for great customer service but we need YOU to tell us about your experience. Please send us an email [email protected] and tell us so we can start rewarding our customer service rock stars! ~HOT DEALS~ Check out our new Hot Deals page at http://www.prattkansas.org/hot-deals/. Chamber members can post for free as often as you need! Remember to shop local when possible! April is National Safe Digging Month! Kansas Gas Service would like to have this opportunity to...

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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 two tickets she scratched were winners as well! “I bought three tickets, and the first one was a $15 win. So I moved on to the third ticket I bought, since I never have two winners in a row!” Wright said. “The third ticket I bought turned out to be a $10 winner, so I just assumed the one in the middle wasn’t going to win anything.” As it turns out, her assumptions were incorrect, and the middle ticket was a $75,000 top prize winner! “I couldn’t believe it when I scratched it off. I checked...

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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 two tickets she scratched were winners as well! “I bought three tickets, and the first one was a $15 win. So I moved on to the third ticket I bought, since I never have two winners in a row!” Wright said. “The third ticket I bought turned out to be a $10 winner, so I just assumed the one in the middle wasn’t going to win anything.” As it turns out, her assumptions were incorrect, and the middle ticket was a $75,000 top prize winner! “I couldn’t believe it when I scratched it off. I checked...

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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 create  in our community. In 1963, state legislation mandated the consolidation of schools in the State of Kansas. According to the state mandate, new consolidated districts were to have a minimum of 400 students in grades 1-12 and at least 200 square miles of territory and $2 million in valuation. In Pratt County and nearby areas several configurations were considered. One organizational plan was to have a county school district but a June 1964 vote on that plan failed 498-1432 in a county-wide vote. The rural areas of the county voted against this proposal 82-1063. The...

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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 create  in our community. In 1963, state legislation mandated the consolidation of schools in the State of Kansas. According to the state mandate, new consolidated districts were to have a minimum of 400 students in grades 1-12 and at least 200 square miles of territory and $2 million in valuation. In Pratt County and nearby areas several configurations were considered. One organizational plan was to have a county school district but a June 1964 vote on that plan failed 498-1432 in a county-wide vote. The rural areas of the county voted against this proposal 82-1063. The...

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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 continue to be a danger zone for motorists and road crews. There was an average of 4.8 work zone crashes every day in Kansas last year (1,779 crashes). The good news – about 79 percent of the crashes involved property damage only. The bad news – in 2017, there were 12 people killed in Kansas work zone crashes and 491 people were injured. About 85 to 90 percent of the time, the people injured in work zone crashes are motorists. To raise awareness of the problem and increase safety for road workers and motorists, AAA Kansas,...

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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 continue to be a danger zone for motorists and road crews. There was an average of 4.8 work zone crashes every day in Kansas last year (1,779 crashes). The good news – about 79 percent of the crashes involved property damage only. The bad news – in 2017, there were 12 people killed in Kansas work zone crashes and 491 people were injured. About 85 to 90 percent of the time, the people injured in work zone crashes are motorists. To raise awareness of the problem and increase safety for road workers and motorists, AAA Kansas,...

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