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No Money for Holiday Gifts?

By joan-jerkovich On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:33:54

No Money for Holiday Gifts?

The holidays always get me down because I can barely make ends meet. I want to join in the family white elephant gift exchange, but struggle to pay for the things I need. That five to ten dollars could be gas money. How do I deal with this with my family? Thank you for asking this question, becau...

 
 

Unseasonable Warmth To Start The Week

By ksal-staff On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:17:27

Unseasonable Warmth To Start The Week

The last full week before Christmas is starting out unseasonably warm. According to the National Weather Service, unseasonably mild and dry weather will prevail across the area through Wednesday. Daily high temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s are expected through Thursday. However a s...

 
 

Private Firm Opening Fort Riley Hotel

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:05:28

Private Firm Opening Fort Riley Hotel

Army and developers are preparing to open the doors of a new hotel at Fort Riley, part of a military program to improve on-post lodging for soldiers and families. The hotel is a Candlewood Suites with 100 guest rooms that was constructed through the Army, Lend Lease US Public Partnerships and Int...

 
 

Heavy Internet Use Linked To Signs Of Addiction

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:03:34

Heavy Internet Use Linked To Signs Of Addiction

Young adults who are heavy Internet users may also exhibit signs of addiction. That's the finding of a new study that was conducted by researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Institute of Brain Science. The study tracked the In...

 
 

Wind energy company NextEra eyeing Douglas County

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:11:57

Wind energy company NextEra eyeing Douglas County

A Florida-based developer is exploring the possibility of building a wind farm in Douglas County. The Lawrence Journal-World  reports that NextEra Energy Resources is looking for sites to place meteorological towers to measure the wind in the area. Company spokesman Steve Stengel says the measur...

 
 

Cabinet turnover high as Brownback enters year 3

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:08:30

Cabinet turnover high as Brownback enters year 3

Gov. Sam Brownback has seen an unusually high number of departures among his top leadership. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that almost half of Brownback's 11 permanent Cabinet secretary appointments will turn over in the first three years of his tenure. The percentage outpaces that of predec...

 
 

Prosecutor won’t file charges against Kansas sheriff

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:07:37

Prosecutor won’t file charges against Kansas sheriff

A special prosecutor has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the Hamilton County sheriff. The Garden City Telegram reports that Sheriff Richard Garza voluntarily placed himself on administrative leave following his arrest in September. Scott City Attorney John Shirley said...

 
 

Kansas students’ movie project gets star treatment

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:03:38

Kansas students’ movie project gets star treatment

A class of Wichita fourth-graders has gotten the red-carpet treatment. The Wichita Eagle reports the Colvin Elementary School students pulled up Saturday morning at the Palace Theater in limousines to watch the movie they wrote, edited, produced and filmed. Teacher Brianna Falvey says the extra a...

 
 

What Are Your Chances For A White Christmas?

By ksal-staff On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 13:00:12

What Are Your Chances For A White Christmas?

Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the places where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white...

 
 

Secret Santa Gives Gold Coins

By associated-press On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:59:51

Secret Santa Gives Gold Coins

A Secret Santa has given gold coins to three Wichita charities. Shelly Prichard from the Wichita Community Foundation helped distribute the coins. They went to the Lord's Diner, the Center of Hope and the Guadalupe Clinic. The foundation says each coin is worth $1,400. The Center of Hope works...

 
 
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