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Volunteers are invited to participate in the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School June 2 to 17 at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site (14MO368) in Council Grove, Kansas. The Kaw Indian Mission was built in 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South and served as a school for boys ...
Konza United Way brought three of its partners to Bosco Plaza on Tuesday to raise awareness in the Kansas State community for the services the organization provides. United Way, a privately-funded nonprofit organization, has about 2.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors worldwide. The Konza ...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Butler, Chase, Cowley, Ellsworth, Harvey, McPherson, Marion, Morris, Rush and Saline counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties in ...
The House and Senate sent Gov. Jeff Colyer a bill Friday transferring control of election expenditures in Shawnee, Sedgwick, Johnson and Wyandotte counties to the elected county commissions and away from election officers appointed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The legislation didn't include ...
(TNS) — Only 18 Kansas counties have grown so far in this decade, widening the gap between rural and urban areas. Johnson County remains the most populated county with 591,000 residents; it has grown 8.6 percent since 2010, according to Census estimates released in March. Sedgwick County is ...
April 7. Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo: Home, lawn and garden event featuring environmental practices for achieving a nice yard, seminars, plants, puppet show and kids crafts, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, free, 913-715-7000 or www.johnson.k-state.edu.

Only 17 Kansas counties have grown so far in this decade, widening the gap between rural and urban areas. Butler and Sedgwick counties were among those showing growth, 1.5 percent and 3.1 percent respectively, according to Census estimates released in March. Kansas overall grew 2.1 percent from ...
April 3. ForwardOP: Community conversation with young professionals, a process to develop a vision for the next 25 years, public input desired, registration requested, noon to 1:30 p.m., Overland Park Chamber, Black & Veatch Education Center, 2nd Floor, 9001 West 110th St., Overland Park, ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Bent, Custer, Huerfano and Prowers counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in the following contiguous counties in Colorado also qualify for natural disaster ...
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County Fire District 1 reminds residents that a burn ban imposed by the state of Kansas will be in effect in Sedgwick County during the month of April. New open burn permits will not be issued during the month of April and no current permit holders will be allowed to ...
Ten cases of measles have now been identified in Johnson, Linn and Miami counties in Kansas. (AP). TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -. Ten cases of measles have now been identified in Johnson, Linn and Miami counties in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said those identified include ...
March 17. 5th Annual Blessed Dress Prom Boutique: Central United Methodist Church is hosting an event that provides free dresses for high school girls who are without resources, more than 2,000 new or gently used from sizes 0 to 26, all are welcome, donations of dresses, evening bags, jewelry, and ...
On March 8, 2018 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (Johnson County) were notified of a case of measles in a daycare in Johnson County. Six additional cases – five Johnson County residents associated with the ...
Voters in Johnson County, Kansas, may or may not get new voting machines this year that generate a back up paper ballot. Credit Peggy Lowe / KCUR 89.3. While other big counties in Kansas have already bought new voting machines that create a paper trail, Johnson County has yet to upgrade their ...
Governor Jeff Colyer, MD, issued Drought Declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-11 at a press conference with Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter. The declaration includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch ...
New county health rankings once again show Wyandotte County as one of the least healthy counties in Kansas. ... fixed overnight, or even in a few years,” Terry Brecheisen, director of the Public Health Department for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, said in a statement.
Topeka – Today Governor Jeff Colyer, MD issued Drought Declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-11 at a press conference with Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter. The declaration includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, ...

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) - Pottawatomie County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Since 2010, they had a good turnout from business owners and community members giving ideas and insight to improve the county. Commissioners are working on a 5-step ...
Southeast Kansas counties are making sure they're prepared for the worst. Officials from throughout the region gathered in Parsons Tuesday, for a tabletop exercise that examines counties' actions plans and resources, in case of an event that results in massive casualties. "Every community has a different ...
Property values in Johnson County are climbing again, according to a release from the Johnson County Appraiser's Office, which cited a low-inventory housing market and strong economy for the rise. The market has a month and a half worth of supply, making the market very advantageous for sellers.
Topeka — Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a drought declaration Tuesday for all 105 counties in Kansas, including 28 counties in the southwestern corner of the state that have been placed in "emergency" drought status. "We've seen droughts in the past, and they have a tremendous economic impact across the ...
Emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres has been approved for 19 Kansas counties due to severe drought. An additional five counties have been approved for emergency grazing only. The Kansas Farm Service Agency State Committee waived state policy restricting ...
High winds from the north also made the fire difficult to fight, according to Stevens County Emergency Services. Winds were reported to be at 40-45 mph and 60 firefighters were on the scene. Fire crews came from seven counties in Kansas and another from Oklahoma. The gin located near Moscow saw no ...
(Emporia, KS) -- A Missouri man has entered a no contest plea to one burglary in Lyon County, Kansas. As a part of his plea deal, Joseph Paul Jones Junior agrees to pay restitution to more than three dozen burglary victims. He had faced 40 burglary counts for crimes committed in 2014. Jones had been ...
Jeremy Comstock was charged Friday in Wyandotte County, Kansas, with first-degree murder and three counts of kidnapping. (Wyandotte County Detention Center). KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors have charged a homicide suspect shot by police in Missouri after he led them on a high-speed chase ...
A wind chill warning will be in effect from midnight to noon on New Year's Day for 23 Kansas counties, including Shawnee County and surrounding counties. The extreme wind chill can cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes, the National Weather Service said. A wind chill advisory is in ...
“I just don't know how it is.” Beer was astounded by the damage and had a hard time understanding the level of devastation. “I am driving across flatlands and just like that I drop into a canyon grassland of Clark County, Kansas. 'Wow' was the only thing I could say,” Beer said. “My mouth just dropped open.”.
This is the first county in Kansas to file a lawsuit about the epidemic. The complaint outlines the lawsuit is to eliminate the hazard to public health and safety caused by the opioid epidemic, to abate the nuisance caused by it and get money that has been spent because of the deceptive and unfair marketing ...
After an investigation into official misconduct, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation arrested Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple on Thursday. The KBI started the investigation into allegations against the Sheriff at the request of the Ness County Attorney. Whipple, a 47-year-old from Ness City, was arrested on ...
The victims in a double homicide in Graham County, Kansas, have been identified by family members as Efren Mascarenas Sr. and Christin Cantrell, according to KWCH-12 in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said a 911 call was made to the Graham County Sheriff's Office about 3:30 p.m. ...
Seventy-seven different counties in Kansas, which cover most of the state, offer student loan repayments and/or state income tax waivers as an ... Packing up your stuff and plopping yourself in a new apartment in one of those Kansas counties won't be enough to get that student loan debt wiped out. In order ...
Most of the counties in Kansas are offering to pay off up to 20 percent (or up to $15,000 over five years) of the student debt of new residents who hold college degrees, according to CNBC. To qualify for the recruitment perk, which the Kansas Department of Commerce is administering to help give a boost to ...
... confidence of county residents, who routinely rate us at 95 percent or above in citizen satisfaction polls. It's no secret that Johnson County sets the standard nationally. We have done so while maintaining coveted AAA bond ratings and the lowest mill levy of any county in Kansas. By virtually all measures, ...
Schra and her husband started researching what they would need to do to lift this ordinance, and also started a Facebook page and Instagram account — McPherson County Kansas - Pigs are Pets, Too. They have also circulated a petition that has accumulated around 350 signatures so far. “We're thinking ...
We have done so while maintaining coveted AAA bond ratings and the lowest mill levy of any county in Kansas. By virtually all measures, Johnson County ranks in the top 1 percent of all counties in the United States. I am most proud of the culture our organization has fostered. County staff is focused on ...
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that the air quality in all 105 Kansas counties meets the most recent ozone standards. The EPA monitors ozone levels to protect the health of children, older adults, people with lung diseases and people who are active outdoors. The updated ...
Apartment complexes are going up quickly around Johnson County, Kansas, and not everybody in the Kansas City suburb is happy about it.
Plans to move the American Royal to a new event center in Wyandotte County, Kansas, from its longtime home in Kansas City, Missouri, are ...
TOPEKA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the air quality in all 105 Kansas counties meets the most ...
David Alvey has two explanations for how he won the race over incumbent Mark Holland for mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan. The first centers on his own profile. “This is what I hope, and this is what I believe going into this: I have developed a good reputation,” Alvey ...
Fewer than 20 percent of the counties in Kansas utilize that system — known as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWS.
More than 70 Kansas counties now have or will soon have "Text-to-911," something for which dispatchers have long waited. Members of the ...
Text-to-911 service will be available for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency. This will be a valuable ...
Michele Abbott emergency communications director for Reno County and Hutchinson says the change will benefit people unable to verbally ...
... Roos, 19, of Ashton, Iowa, died Friday in a one-vehicle incident four miles west of Phillipsburg, in Phillips County, Kansas, on Highway U36.
While Donald Trump campaigned with an America First theme, his strongest areas of support in Kansas count heavily upon foreign trade and ...
The neighboring Kansas counties are Chautauqua and Montgomery. According to Garfield, small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural ...
About 77 Kansas counties qualify for Rural Opportunity Funds; unfortunately, Dickinson County is not one of them, Hardy said. However, the ...
Local officials have confirmed that Montgomery County is among three Kansas counties that are finalists for a new Tyson Foods Inc.
Two counties in the Wichita area are among those to receive federal money that will be used to replace bridges, officials announced Tuesday.


 

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