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Here's What's Happening

Vaccine and Testing Booth Available at the Kansas State Fair

TOPEKA – COVID-19 vaccinations and testing will both be available at the Kansas State Fair Sept. 10-19. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will staff a vaccination and testing booth located at 9 Wheat State Lane. The booth will run for the duration of the... Read More.

9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

  SATURDAY, September 11th AT 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony 616 N Summit St, Arkansas City, KS 67005-2230, United States   Join us in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Visit Ark... Read More.

Harper County man sentenced for sex crimes

A Harper County man has been sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for convictions on three child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said yesterday. Jason Spooner, 56, of Bluff City, was sentenced by Harper County District Court Judge Gaten Wood to... Read More.

Consumer protection information available at State Fair

The Kansas Attorney General’s office will provide Kansans with consumer protection and public safety information at the Kansas State Fair, which opens Friday, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced. The booth will be in the Meadowlark Building on the fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Staff from the... Read More.

Community Music School has many options

The Community Music School (CMS) at Southwestern College is now enrolling students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Teachers are available for piano, violin, viola, percussion and voice. Private lessons can be scheduled at times that are most convenient for families and their busy lifestyles.... Read More.

West Nile Virus confirmed in a horse

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of a confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Shawnee County. The virus is carried and transmitted by mosquitoes; although both horses and humans are susceptible, it is... Read More.

Southwestern College gets money from JoAnn Newman Trust

JoAnn Scott Newman, a 1952 graduate of Southwestern College, passed away in November of 2020. Through the generous donation of the JoAnn Newman Trust, Southwestern College is the recipient of nearly $400,000 to establish Endowed Scholarships in memoriam of Mrs. Newman. Through the JoAnn... Read More.

Governor announces Safer Classrooms Workgroup

To protect Kansas students, teachers, and staff from the threat of the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Safer Classrooms Workgroup. The workgroup, composed of highly skilled health professionals from across Kansas, will highlight the urgency of protecting kids... Read More.

State Ag department has money available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP). Through this program, farms, ranches, and businesses that produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products may be reimbursed for eligible expenses.