Budgeting for the Winter Holidays

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— The beginning of the winter holiday season has begun, filled with food, family, friends and fun. Kansas State University personal financial planning specialist Elizabeth Kiss says that as celebrations are planned, it is important to consider the mental and financial stresses of the […]

Governor Laura Kelly Recognizes Johnson County Disability Advocate

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today announced that The Mission Project, an organization in Mission, Kansas, that supports independent living for adults with developmental disabilities, has received the Michael Lechner Advocacy Award. The annual award, presented by the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC), recognizes advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently […]

First Friday Speaker Shares Low-Cost Marketing Tactics for Businesses

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS – Lea Ann Seiler knows that, across Kansas, small business owners are working pretty hard to keep their companies afloat.   So, she figures, they don’t need to over-complicate how they market their business.   Seiler, the manager for entrepreneurship in southwest Kansas […]

Kansas Communities Receive Grants from PRIDE Program

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — The Kansas PRIDE program has put its support behind park improvements, a maker space, community signage and several other community volunteer projects in Kansas as part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for their residents and visitors.   Officials with the […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Jim Scheck, Victoria Lumber

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    Kansas- It is nine o’clock at night. You are in the middle of a plumbing repair, and you find you need another plumbing fitting. The big box stores are closed. Delivery service is a day or two […]

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Receives $3.7M to Expand Broadband

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has received a grant of more than $3.7 million to connect over 350 Native American households and businesses with broadband. “By connecting more than 350 Kickapoo households and businesses to high-speed internet, we’re continuing to deliver on our bold and ambitious goal […]