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FHSU Foundation selects Williby as new president/CEO

HAYS - The Fort Hays State University Foundation has named Jason Williby as its new president and CEO. Williby had served the university's fundraising arm as director of development since 2014....more»

Department Head Meeting

The Wabaunsee County Commission met with the county department heads on Monday, June 20 without Commissioner Ervan Stuewe. Health department reported on the potential spread of Zika virus by mosquitoes....more»

Westar Energy offers investors $350 million in "green bonds."

Topeka – Westar Energy's green energy commitment grew stronger as it announced its first offering of "green bonds" to support additional renewable energy projects....more»

Getting a Senate vote on gun legislation 'big deal,' partisanship expert says

https://news.ku.edu/2016/06/20/getting-senate-vote-gun-legislation-big-deal-partisanship-expert-says LAWRENCE — As the Senate is expected to take up a series of gun-safety measurestonight in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, a University of Kansas researcher said it's a big deal to get a vote on these issues, even if long-term success appears murky....more»

Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Kansas City Metro area June 22-24

TOPEKA - The Kansas City Metro area will play host to the 2016 Leadership Kansas class on June 22-24. During this session, the 39 members of the 2016 Leadership Kansas Program will participate in discussions related to economic development, regional leadership, Higher Education, the future of K-12 education, and the rebirth of Kansas City, KS....more»

Kansas Wesleyan University Signs 2+2 Agreement with Frederick Community College

Salina – Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS, and Frederick Community College in Frederick, MD, have signed a 2+2 agreement for Emergency Management....more»

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Heading to Tonganoxie, KS, June 24-25, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Tonganoxie, Kan., June 24-25, 2016. The two-day event at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds will feature dozens of outstanding animals....more»


Manhattan –After out-of-staters claimed the trophy buckle during the last two years of the Kansas cowboy poetry contest, it was a clean sweep for Kansas in 2016 as Jerry Jones of Salina and Carl Stueve of Olpe claimed the top prizes....more»

Huelskamp Supports Funding for Military and Fort Riley

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) today supported the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act of 2017, which passed the House 282-138....more»

Kansas net farm income plummets, weighed down by falling grain and livestock prices

Kansas Farm Management Association data showed the lowest average level of nominal net farm income since 1985.

****This news release from K-State Research and Extension is posted athttp://www.ksre.k-state.edu/news/news-stories/2016-news-releases/june/farm-income061616....more»

Gettysburg College Students Explore Ike and Civil Rights

Using primary sources, students today step into the shoes of the Little Rock Nine

Abilene - Blair Cox stepped into the shoes of Minnijean Brown, one of nine African-American students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark....more»

Big Kansas Winners in June 15 Drawings; Large Weekend Jackpots

TOPEKA – Kansas Lottery players are encouraged to check their tickets! There were several big winners in the June 15 drawings: · Powerball – One ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win $50,000....more»


The 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, will conduct a change of command ceremony Wednesday, June 15, in King Field House, 202 Custer Avenue, Fort Riley, Kansas....more»

Kansas Aviation Museum Returns With Expanded Hours

The Kansas Aviation Museum is back and has expanded hours. Beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the KAM will be open: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm Kansas Aviation Museum Perfect for Your Next Event The Kansas Aviation Museum is housed in the beautiful, historic, former air terminal building and is perfect for corporate events, weddings, wedding receptions and picnics....more»

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events

****This news release from K-State Research and Extension is posted athttp://www.ksre.k-state.edu/news/news-stories/2016-news-releases/june/hort-ag061516....more»

Kansas State University's Rogers to be honored with national engineering award

Extension irrigation specialist will be recognized for his work in crop irrigation and water research management. ****This news release from K-State Research and Extension is posted athttp://www....more»

Public Hearing Scheduled for Reportable Animal Disease Regulation

MANHATTAN — A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation concerning reportable animal diseases....more»

Free medications available to help Kansas smokers quit

1-800-QUIT-NOW promotion runs June 20 - July 1, while supplies last TOPEKA- Smokers in Kansas can get free medications (Nicotine Replacement Therapy products, e....more»

#‎TOPEKATRAFFIC REMINDER for Topeka I-70 Commuters

#‎TOPEKATRAFFIC REMINDER for Topeka I-70 Commuters: You must ‪#‎Drive55 mph posted work zone speed limit on eastbound and westbound I-70 in Topeka....more»

Couple's estate gift gives $3.5 million to athletics, law

From the Office of Public Affairs | http://www.news.ku.edu https://news.ku.edu/2016/06/15/couples-estate-gift-gives-35-million-athletics-law LAWRENCE — A gift commitment from University of Kansas alumni Nancy and the late Wint Winter Sr....more»

Kansas State Capitol Complex Interactive Map Available Online

TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that an interactive map of the Kansas State Capitol complex is now available online. The map is optimized for mobile devices and allows visitors to plan a tour of the Capitol complex, including the state office buildings around Capitol Square....more»

Pott. Co. shorts Jan. 13, 2014

Several things happened during the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 regular meeting. - Betty Abitz, register of deeds, came in with more information about the proposed elimination of the mortgage registration tax which she had briefly talked about at the January 6 meeting....more»

MacMillan wins photo contest

Colin MacMillan of Wamego was the overall winner of the 2013 KansasGreenTeams.org Photo Contest winners. The Green Team program is part of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment....more»

Haefner completed Marine Boot Camp

PFC Alex Haefner, son of Ron and Jane Haefner of Columbus, Neb., completed Marine Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego on Nov. 22, 2013. After schooling, Haefner will go in to helicopter repair....more»

Wamego native returns internal medicine practice to his hometown

Patients in need of quality care will soon have another resource at the Wamego Health Center and Family Clinic — a provider who has long been an important thread in the fabric of Wamego....more»
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