Altered KPERS rules a concern for retired teachers in Kansas


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Education authorities are raising concerns about new rules for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System that they say could discourage retirees from teaching in Kansas classrooms. Under former rules, a teacher or school administrator could retire, draw a KPERS benefit and work full time for a new school district or his […]

One Hospitalized After McPherson County Crash


MCPHERSON – One person was injured in an accident just before 9:00 p.m. on Monday in McPherson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a state trooper was southbound on Interstate 135, one mile south of the K-61 Junction and observed a 2007 Honda passenger vehicle driven by Siarra Monique Gracia, 22, Almena, WI., approaching from […]

42 Kansas counties to get federal aid for spring storms

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a federal disaster declaration that will free up federal funds to help Kansas recover from recent spring storms. The federal money will go toward repairing damage to infrastructure and services damaged by May and June storms that included tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. Obama signed the […]

Community Service Tax Credit Program Awards Announced


The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that 23 nonprofit organizations will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects. “The organizations receiving Community Service Tax Credits make important contributions to the quality […]

Timing of McPherson administrator’s suspension raises eyebrows

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MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district the state’s new education commissioner left earlier this month is facing questions over the timing of revelations that an administrator was suspected of misusing district funds. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports McPherson School District officials knew in mid-June that associate superintendent Chris Ruder was suspected of charging personal expenses […]

2015 River Festival Celebrates Good Weather and Strong Menu of Activities


Cooperative weather and strong, live stage acts were among the high points of River Festival 2015. Thousands of visitors, vendors and artists came from across the U.S. to create the Festival’s vibrant mix of art, entertainment and more in shady Oakdale Park. Along with rave reviews and posted photos and favorites, the success of the […]

Salina Crime Report – July 20th


A woman who let a friend borrow her car reports money is missing from the car. Adrienna Larson said she let the friend borrow the car Friday, and when she picked it up Saturday, $600 cash that had been in a small opening in the dash was missing. _ A Salina woman reports the unauthorized […]

7 communities among finalists for statewide shipping hub

Mike King

  TOPEKA -Seven finalists have been selected for the site of a proposed Kansas transload shipping center. The Kansas Department of Transportation/Kansas Turnpike Authority Transload Facility Site Analysis team selected the finalists from the 111proposals submitted for consideration. Some communities submitted multiple sites. The finalists according to a KDOT media release include Abilene, Concordia, El […]