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Man dies in Kansas skydiving accident

By associated-press On Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:33:46

Man dies in Kansas skydiving accident

Franklin County authorities say a 54-year-old man has died in an apparent skydiving accident in eastern Kansas. The sheriff's office says the accident happened Saturday night in a field outside Ottawa, which is located about 60 miles southwest of Kansas City. Franklin County undersheriff Rick ...

 
 

After several good years, farmers take hit in 2014

By associated-press On Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:18:57

After several good years, farmers take hit in 2014

A poor wheat crop and falling prices for corn and soybeans have Kansas farmers preparing for a sharp drop in their incomes after several prosperous years. The Wichita Eagle reports the state's wheat harvest is down by 26 percent from last year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statisti...

 
 

Republican district helps Huelskamp campaign bid

By associated-press On Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:32:37

Republican district helps Huelskamp campaign bid

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp faces a stronger opponent November after surviving a revolt in the primary from farmers in his rural district. But the incumbent has two advantages that are seemingly insurmountable for his Democratic opponent - a heavily Republican district and lots of campaign cash. T...

 
 

Future of closed McCune school center of dispute

By associated-press On Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:28:28

Future of closed McCune school center of dispute

An elementary school in southeast Kansas that was closed in May after a year of controversy is still the subject of debate between groups discussing its future. The McCune school, part of the Southeast School District based in Cherokee, was closed in May, despite protests from several area reside...

 
 

Bridges key piece to toting big soybean harvest

By associated-press On Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:24:49

Bridges key piece to toting big soybean harvest

Small bridges across the soybean-growing Midwest can't handle fully loaded farm trucks. The Soy Transportation Coalition and other soybean-industry trade groups are focusing on those obscure bridges as part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to try to improve the transportation infrastructure farm...

 
 

VIDEO: Another Suspected Counterfeiter Caught On Camera

By ksal-staff On Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:38:28

VIDEO: Another Suspected Counterfeiter Caught On Camera

A man suspected of using counterfeit money in Salina is caught on video. According to Salina Police, On July 13th a male subject, kdressed in plaid shorts and a black shirt, passed a counterfeit $50 bill at Kwik Shop, 1727 W. Crawford.  Including this case, counterfeit bills have been used ...

 
 

Pretty Prairie tries to tackle water issues

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:22:19

Pretty Prairie tries to tackle water issues

A south-central Kansas community where nitrate levels in the water supply have long exceeded federal standards is working to address the contamination. The Pretty Prairie City Council has hired an attorney in order to gain more time from environmental regulatory agencies to address the high nitra...

 
 

Great Bend investigating lake fish die off

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:20:56

Great Bend investigating lake fish die off

Officials are investigating a large fish die-off at a Great Bend lake. The Great Bend Tribune reports thousands of dead fish have been reported at Veterans Memorial Lake. Terry Hoff, acting Director of Public Lands for Great Bend, says crews have been cleaning up the fish as best they can, but...

 
 

2 Topeka seniors stopped from voting

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:16:46

2 Topeka seniors stopped from voting

Two residents of a Topeka care facility were prevented from voting in the Tuesday primary election by a poll worker who didn't understand the state's voter identification law. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Secretary of State Kris Kobach confirmed Thursday that some elderly residents of ...

 
 

Students Begin Arriving At KWU

By ksal-staff On Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:47:02

Students Begin Arriving At KWU

The Kansas Wesleyan University campus is coming back to life this weekend. Some students arrived on campus Saturday, the first of two student move-in days. KWU athletes, music students, and those involved in forensics and debate are moving in to allow them a week of training and preparation f...

 
 
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