Clay Center Rotary Present Bridge on Walking Trail

  Clay Center, KS- The Clay Center Rotary had their weekly meeting Thursday and presented their bridge and the lower part of the rotary trail, which coincidentally is named Lower Rotary Trail.   In a little more than a month, the addition to the existing trail was completed and funded through contributions made to the […]

Brown Grand Ladies Parlor Renovation

Concordia, KS– The Brown Grand Opera House, Inc. will soon be making renovations to the Ladies Parlor thanks to a generous lead gift of $20,000 from the Marjorie and Larry Lundberg Trust. It has been nearly 50 years since the Brown Grand’s major restoration in the mid-1970s, and thanks to this donation, the Ladies Parlor […]

Red Cross Honors Local Community Heroes During Red Cross Month Celebration in March

Topeka, KS- As climate disasters, blood donation needs and other emergencies upend lives, local community heroes are stepping up to care for one another. This March, the Greater Kansas Chapter is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 […]

OALP accepting applications for Class XXI

By Trisha Gedon Stillwater, OK– For more than 40 years, the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program has enhanced knowledge and leadership skills for Oklahomans involved in agriculture. “OALP helps potential leaders develop a better understanding of the various systems of economics and government,” said Edmond Bonjour, OALP director since 2010. “Class members increase and use their […]

Home Gardening: Now is the Time to Control Iris Leaf Spot

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — Spring has begun to emerge from winter, and along with it has come the iris leaf spot fungus. Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said now is the time to begin control measures by removing old, dead leaves from iris plants.   […]

Gridiron: Royally Funny 

  Wichita, KS– The Kansas Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 54th annual satirical Gridiron show returns to raise money for journalism scholarships. This year’s show, “Gridiron: Royally Funny,” will be held at 8 p.m. on March 23, 24 and 25 at Roxy’s Downtown, 412 ½ E. Douglas. Those who prefer to stay home may watch through […]

Governor Kelly Proclaims March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly has signed a proclamation designating March Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in Kansas. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Serves (KDADS), in collaboration with the Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling (KCPG), recognizes March as PGAM as part of the national campaign held annually. The 2023 campaign theme is “Celebrating […]

Luck of the Irish Not Needed: Food Scientist Shares Tips on Preparing Corned Beef

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Contrary to its name, there isn’t actually corn in corned beef.   Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee said the name comes from dry-curing beef brisket with salt crystals the size of corn. ‘Corning’ the beef was originally used as a preservation […]

Understand the Costs and Risks of a Backyard Flock

By Gail Ellis STILLWATER, Okla. – The price jump in eggs over the past few months has inspired some consumers to establish their own flock of backyard chickens. Others who have taken on the adventure enjoy it as a hobby. For those interested in acquiring chickens this spring, remember baby chicks are cute, but chickens […]

Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding EPA Allowing for the Summertime Sale of E-15

Lincoln, NE– “Today’s announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowing for the summertime sale of E-15 beginning in the summer of 2024 for eight states, including Nebraska, only strengthens the case to address this issue in Congress. Fortunately, the bipartisan and broadly supported legislative fix to this long-standing issue has already been introduced by […]