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Abilene Woman Rewarded For Kindness

By ksal-staff On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:17:40

Abilene Woman Rewarded For Kindness

An Abilene woman has received a special thank you for her contribution to the community. Kristine Fleming was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better. The Tanks of Thanks program from...

 
 

Kansas Gets $877,500 In Affordable Care Act Funds

By ksal-staff On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:42:01

Kansas Gets $877,500 In Affordable Care Act Funds

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday morring $877,500 in grant awards to support a new health center site in Kansas. The funds, made available by the Affordable Care Act, will help care for approximately 3,900 additional Kansans by establishing new healt...

 
 

Hunters Breakfast Event Planned

By ksal-staff On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:36:27

Hunters Breakfast Event Planned

Hunters hitting the field this Saturday morning can fill up with pancakes and hot coffee at a benefit breakfast. Salina Boy Scout Troop 7 is planning an opening day pancake feed. The event will be from 6 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon at the VFW at 1108 West Crawford in Salina. The me...

 
 

Fracking To Be Topic Of KSU Salina Luncheon

By associated-press On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:24:54

Fracking To Be Topic Of KSU Salina Luncheon

Hydraulic fracturing in Kansas, or fracking, will be the topic of Kansas State University Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture at noon Thursday, Nov. 14, in the College Center Conference Room. Rex Buchman, interim director of Kansas Geological Survey, will present "Hydraulic Fracturing in Kansas: The ...

 
 

Pheasant Population Down As Season Begins Saturday

By associated-press On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:13:41

Pheasant Population Down As Season Begins Saturday

Kansas pheasant hunters aren't likely to see many of the birds when the season begins this weekend. State wildlife experts say drought during most of the nesting and brooding season, combined with an already low breeding populations, will make it difficult to find birds this season, which begins...

 
 

Ronald Reagan And Common Core

By ksal-staff On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:08:51

Ronald Reagan And Common Core

Dennis Lauver: President Reagan was a much better communicator than President Obama. Reagan correctly believed that reducing the role of the federal government was best. President Obama’s incorrect default position is to increase the role of the federal government. Even when Reagan’s pol...

 
 

Westar Buying Energy From Oklahoma Wind Farm

By associated-press On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:54:16

Westar Buying Energy From Oklahoma Wind Farm

Westar Energy plans to purchase 200 megawatts of electricity from a northern Oklahoma wind farm expected to begin operating in late 2016. The Topeka-based utility announced Wednesday that it had reached purchase agreement with Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy. Westar already has about 700 mega...

 
 

Mennonites Can 20,000 Pounds Of Meat To Feed Needy

By ksal-staff On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:52:25

Mennonites Can 20,000 Pounds Of Meat To Feed Needy

Hundreds of volunteers from small towns across Kansas have been helping can pork to send to needy people in the U.S. and a dozen countries around the world. A recent two-day meat-canning marathon in Reno County was part of a national Mennonite effort. It started in October in Ohio and will conclu...

 
 

Kansas Committee Holding School Finance Meetings

By associated-press On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:48:19

Kansas Committee Holding School Finance Meetings

Legislators are getting a lesson in the Kansas school finance formula as they open two days of hearings reviewing how public education is funded. The meetings Wednesday and Thursday by a special education committee started with a primer on how the state's formula distributes more than $3 billion ...

 
 

Kansas Sees Only Slight Change in Revenue Estimates

By associated-press On Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:43:41

Kansas Sees Only Slight Change in Revenue Estimates

Kansas officials have slightly reduced their projections for state revenues during the current fiscal year. But acting Budget Director Jon Hummel said Wednesday the state will still be able to sustain the spending in the budget for both the current fiscal year and the one that begins in July 2014...

 
 
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