Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $1.8 Million in Funding for 10 Family Resource Centers

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today announced that 10 Kansas communities are receiving grants to assist with the creation of Family Resource Centers. These funds, granted by the Kansas Department for Children and Families, are part of its ongoing efforts to decrease the need for families to have formal contact with the agency.  “The centers receiving […]

KDOT Announces Approved January Bids

Kansas- The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects. The letting took place Jan. 18, 2023, in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work. District One — Northeast Johnson ‑ 435‑46 KA‑5500‑02 ‑ I‑435, from […]

Local Optometrist Heads to Panama to Give Back

Clay Center, KS- Dr. Stoppel & Brown Optometrists office were a part of a mission trip that took place in Panama Last week which saw over 1783 patients. Jamie McDonald, the office manager in Clay Center at Dr. Stoppel & Brown Optometry, said that her and another staff member, Afton Michaud, headed down to Panama […]

Governor Kelly Announces New Youth Mental Health Hospital to Begin Providing Care in Hays

Hays, KS– Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Camber Children’s Mental Health (previously KVC Hospitals) is expected to begin accepting patients and providing care by early February at its new youth mental health hospital in Hays. Governor Kelly first announced the partnership between Camber and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to open […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Jacquelyne Leffler, Leffler Prime Performance

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University  Manhattan, KS- The call came while she was sitting with her dad at a pizza place. Essentially, the message was: “Sorry, we’re canceling our entire order from your business.”   Since that was all the product that she had […]

Morel-ly right: Online Classes will Help Enthusiasts ID, Sell Popular Wild Mushroom

K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS– K-State Research and Extension, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, is offering online classes at two different times to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.   The classes will be offered online through Zoom on March 15 from noon […]

Governor Kelly Delivers Her 2023 State of the State Address

Topeka, KS- Governor Laura Kelly tonight delivered her 2023 State of the State Address during a joint session of the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives. Governor Kelly’s address, as prepared, can be found at the following links: English Spanish The video stream, provided by Smokey Hills PBS, is available at  

UPDATE: Multiple Sheriff’s Deputies Shot in Officer-Involved Shooting

Ford County, KS – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) updated on the conditions of the law enforcement officers involved in the Monday morning shooting in Dodge City, Kansas.   The deputy from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, who was […]