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 […]

K-State Grazing Specialist to Speak on Environmental Concerns in Beef Industry

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news   Manhattan, KS – Beef cattle is big business in Kansas.   The state holds the United States’ third largest number of cattle on ranches and feedyards – 6.5 million head, behind only Texas and Nebraska – and generates nearly $9 billion in cash receipts annually. In […]

Now is the Time to Detect Early Season Pests

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— A wave of warm weather in the middle of February may draw the attention to winter grain mites – a concern to many farmers – but Kansas State University field crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth said they aren’t doing any damage right now.   […]

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 […]

Understanding Employee Benefits

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— As people enter the job market, often there is a learning curve to overcome regarding understanding their company benefits packages. As they progress through their careers, K-State Research and Extension personal finance specialist Elizabeth Kiss said it is important to review those policies […]

Cattle Chat: K-State Experts Share Criteria for Assessing Udder Quality

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — As people age, sometimes their bodies break down and gravity takes hold in ways that they believe are not desirable. That can also be true in beef cattle when it comes to udder condition, say the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle […]

Happy Hippie Announces Expansion to Aggieville

Clay Center, KS- Erin Hammel, the owner of Happy Hippie in Clay Center, who recently just celebrated their 2 year anniversary at their location, has announced their expansion to a location in Aggieville that once previously housed Public Hall. Erin said they have signed a lease to open a Happy Hippie Health Bar in Aggieville, […]

Kansas Policy Institute releases the Responsible Kansas Budget (RKB)

Wichita, KS – As Kansas lawmakers return to Topeka to start the two-year budget cycle, KPI is asking lawmakers not to burden citizens further during a time when Kansans are already struggling with inflation and an unpredictable economy.   The Responsible Kansas Budget is a model to achieve a sustainable budget through tax-and-expenditure limits based on […]

Hubka Selected For Statewide Leadership Program

Clay Center, KS- Brett Hubka, Community Bank President – GNBank, has been selected to participate in the Kansas Bankers Association’s 2023 Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) program. Now in its 17th year, the BLOK program is a statewide leadership development program designed to build participants’ leadership skills and knowledge of the banking industry.   As […]

KanDrive, 511 See Significant Increases in Usage

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s website,, has been relied on for years to provide current highway condition information across the state. Now, the number of people taking advantage of the new KanDrive App and the Kansas 511 phone system is soaring. From November through December 2022, KanDrive App sessions went from 6,919 to 44,118 […]