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Waymaster Selected as Chairman of House Committee

Troy Waymaster - LurayNotification was made by Speaker of the House Ray Merrick (R-Stilwell) that Representative Troy L. Waymaster (R-Bunker Hill) has been selected to serve as Chairman of the General Government Budget committee for the Kansas House of Representatives.


New Virus Found After Resident’s Death

TickHealth officials say a new virus has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident this summer and they believe it is carried by ticks or other insects.


Salina Man Injured in Crash Near Gorham

12-22-14 Injury CrashA Salina man was injured and taken to Hays Medical Center Monday morning following his involvement in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 70 near Gorham in Ellis County.


Indictment: 26 Pounds of Methamphetamine Hidden in Driver’s Spare Tire

GavelA California man was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of transporting approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire, US Attorney Barry Grissom said. The man was arrested in Russell County.

Read more... Special: NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With a Typo

Norad Santa TrackerThis Christmas Eve, people all over the world will log on to the official Santa Tracker to follow his progress through US military radar. This all started in 1955, with a misprint in a Colorado Springs newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, now known as NORAD.


Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Independent Operators

Oil WellPlunging crude prices are hitting oil producers especially hard in Kansas.


Midway Extension Agent Offers Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Water Drop from FaucetThis time of year, frozen water pipes in your home can be a very big problem. Across the nation, approximately a quarter of a million homes are damaged each year by frozen water pipes.


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