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BCC to offer drones program in fall

BCC to offer drones program in fall

New program is possible with a partnership with Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina. Starting in the fall of 2018, students at Butler Community College can learn to fly a drone thanks to a partnership between the college and Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina. According to Amy Kjel­lin, director of the Flint Hills sites, BCC and K-State have an articulation agreement […]

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TC facility reaches ‘debt free’ goal

TC facility reaches ‘debt free’ goal

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts was dedicated in December and will be completed free of debt, officials say. Tabor College has announced that the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, which was dedicated and opened in early December, will be completed debt free. “With the combination of end of year gifts and the ongoing fulfilment of donor commitments, […]

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Marion County health-care services make news

Health-care related services and institutions in Marion County were frequently in the news during 2017, whether remodeling or building new facilities, adding staff or trying to meet the needs of constituents with efficient services. JANUARY Lyman Adams was the guest of honor at a retirement open house for his 30 years as general manager of Cooperative Grain and Supply Jan. […]

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Parkside Homes named one of the best nursing homes by USN&WR

Parkside Homes named one of the best nursing homes by USN&WR

As a celebration of being named one of the best nursing homes for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, Parkside Homes recognized 12 team members who have a combined 170 years of experience serving residents in the areas of nursing, assisted living, maintenance and administration. Pictured are: from left, Renee Gehring (12 Years), Sonya Hefley (12), Sharon Hess (12), […]

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State resolves settlement with tobacco companies

A years-long negotiation to resolve a decade-old dispute with tobacco companies about implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settle­ment Agreement has finally been completed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday. In 2012, Kansas and 19 other states reached an agreement in principle, set forth in a term sheet, to settle the dispute that had been lingering for more than […]

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St. Luke trauma center recertified

as a Level IV unit

The trauma center at St. Luke Hospital has again received designation as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Every three years, designated trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the American College of Surgeons and endorsed by the Kansas Advisory Committee on […]

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Hillsboro citizen committee pursuing concrete courts in Memorial Park

Plans are moving forward for the development of two concrete outdoor basketball courts in Hillsboro’s Memorial Park. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil has approved the project, which is projected to cost between $35,000 to $40,000. A committee of local citizens have been spearheading the project for the past several months. Members are Glenn Ratzlaff, chair; recreation director Doug Sisk; Mayor Delores […]

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Ten Hillsboro city servants recognized for milestone anniversaries

Ten Hillsboro city servants recognized for milestone anniversaries

Ten employees and elected officials serving the city of Hillsboro were recognized for their years of service during the Nov. 7 Hillsboro City Council meeting. Pictured above are: front row, Delores Dalke, 20 consecutive years as mayor (24 years total); Dale Dalke, 10 years with the street department; Bob Watson, 10 years as a city council member; Larry Paine, 10 […]

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Is Indian

summer

returning

to Kansas?

Indian summer heralds in a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in the Sunflower State during autumn. Weather conditions are shaping up for sunny and clear conditions with above normal temperatures, occurring late-September to mid-November. Indian summer is without question the best season to live in Kansas. Tempera­tures are milder—gone are the sweltering dog days of summer. […]

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Workers, business owners should check state income tax changes

by Stephan Koranda Kansas News Service Many Kansas workers will soon see a change in their paychecks because of an income tax increase that takes effect Saturday. Lawmakers approved a $1.2 billion income tax increase to close a projected $900 million budget gap for the next two fiscal years. The new law raises income tax rates and reinstates income taxes […]

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