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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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Dress for safety on the farm

Now that spring is here and field work picks up, so does the potential for farm accidents. Tractor overturns remain the leading cause of death for farmers, ranchers and workers. About 19 percent come from machinery and about 36 percent involve tractors; 5 percent of farm and ranch accidents are livestock related. Stress has always been a major factor in […]

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Flint Hills center plans 4th festival May 20

The Flint Hills Discovery Center will be holding its fourth annual Flint Hills Festival from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday, May 20. This family-friendly event offers live music from local artists, food trucks of all varieties, regional beer and wine, demonstrations from local artisans and lots of children’s activities. Families with children can have fun with the bounce house obstacle course, […]

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Repairs begin on 190th South Cottonwood bridge

Repairs begin on 190th South Cottonwood bridge

Work on 190th Road started Friday after rain delayed the South Cottonwood bridge project. The photo shows the deterioration under the bridge. The plan, said Larry Cushenberry with the Road and Bridge department, will be removing the old concrete and other materials, and replacing it with riprap or large boulders of rock and placing it where the concrete was. Once […]

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