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Kansas Museum Gets Major Astro Items

By toddpittenger On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:37:31

Kansas Museum Gets Major Astro Items

The Kansas Museum of History now has several personal items that belonged to Tom Leahy Jr., who generations of Kansas children knew either as Major Astro or the weekend movie host in the television show "The Host and Rodney." Leahy, who died in 2010 at age 87, was from Wichita and portrayed Majo...

 
 

Improvements Made To Coronado Heights Road

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:34:14

Improvements Made To Coronado Heights Road

Improvements have been made to the access road to Coronado Heights. The Smoky Valley Historical Association owns Coronado Heights. According to the organization, the ¾-mile road to the top of the hill has been graded and smoothed. This will provide visitors with a much more pleasant visit to the...

 
 

Wheat Planting Begins While Corn Harvest Continues

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:48:29

Wheat Planting Begins While Corn Harvest Continues

Kansas farmers have started planting their winter wheat crop at the same time the state's corn harvest has barely begun. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 5 percent of the state's winter wheat has now been planted. That's about the same as last year in mid September and cl...

 
 

Kansas GOP Committee Opposes New Education Standards

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:29:40

Kansas GOP Committee Opposes New Education Standards

The Kansas Republican Party's central committee is taking a stand against new standards approved by the state Board of Education for teaching math, English and science. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the committee adopted a resolution on the Common Core standards during a weekend meeting. The...

 
 

Kansas Agency Adjusts to Voter Citizenship Rule

By associated-press On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:22:00

Kansas Agency Adjusts to Voter Citizenship Rule

The Kansas Department of Revenue has made changes at its driver's licenses offices because of the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters. Secretary Nick Jordan said Monday the agency is now providing additional printed information to people who register to vote at driver's licens...

 
 

DS&O Unveils Plans For New Headquarters

By ksal-staff On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:48:39

DS&O Unveils Plans For New Headquarters

Officials from DS&O Rural Electric Cooperative Monday celebrated a major project hat has been years in the making. The company, which provides power for 8,300 customers in 3,000 square miles, is planning to build a new headquarters facility. General Manager Donald Hellwig Monday afternoon bri...

 
 

Deputy Helps Deliver Brookville Baby

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:47:00

Deputy Helps Deliver Brookville Baby

A Saline County Deputy helps deliver a baby. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a Brookville couple called for help Saturday afternoon and Deputy Jeremy Trostle arrived to help deliver a premature baby. The 8 1/2 year Saline County veteran talked with medical personnel on the phone ...

 
 

Toddler Pulled From Pond

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:19:53

Toddler Pulled From Pond

A 17-month-old boy has been hospitalized after being pulled from a private pond in Wichita. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department says the child was pulled from a pond early Monday. Police say he was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition. Wichita police Sgt. Kelly O'Brien ...

 
 

Fewer Meth Labs In Kansas In 2012

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:13:05

Fewer Meth Labs In Kansas In 2012

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says there were fewer meth lab incidents in Kansas last year. The KBI reported 143 meth lab incidents statewide in 2012. That's down from 214 in 2011. But authorities say the statewide decrease in meth-making doesn't mean there's a drop in use of the drug....

 
 

Westar Standing By Rate Increase Request

By associated-press On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:10:53

Westar Standing By Rate Increase Request

Officials from the largest electric utility in Kansas are vowing to press on with its request for $31.7 million in rate hikes for some customers across the state, including plans to modify rates for low-income customers. Westar Energy Inc. is asking the Kansas Corporation to approve the request,...

 
 
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