News Across Kansas

Home  /  news

Statewide News

  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    Demographic & Taxation Report: 2016-17

    The KAC's latest Research Report on county demographics and taxation is now available for download.

    Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:30:58 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Pittsburg man sentenced to 8 years on drug charges

    PITTSBURG — (April 25, 2017) — A Pittsburg man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Austin Gossett, 25, was sentenced today to 96 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis Loy in Crawford County District Court.  Gossett pleaded no contest in March to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 1,000 units of MDMA (Ecstasy). The crime was committed in September 2016.

    The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the late Steve Wilhoft, assistant attorney general, of Schmidt’s office.

     

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:51 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Pittsburg man sentenced to 8 years on drug charges

    PITTSBURG — (April 25, 2017) — A Pittsburg man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Austin Gossett, 25, was sentenced today to 96 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis Loy in Crawford County District Court.  Gossett pleaded no contest in March to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 1,000 units of MDMA (Ecstasy). The crime was committed in September 2016.

    The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the late Steve Wilhoft, assistant attorney general, of Schmidt’s office.

     

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:51 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    2017 KBA Award Recipients

    The Kansas Bar Association announces its awards for excellence in the profession and in service to the judiciary and the public.

    Each year the Kansas Bar Association, acting on nominations from its membership, the bar at large, and the judiciary, recognizes judges, attorneys, and organizations who have served the profession and the public with excellence and have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the profession and the public good. This year’s awards and recipients are:

    Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction for outstanding and conspicuous service by an individual or organization, awarded to F. James Robinson, Jr., Wichita.

    Distinguished Service Award for continuous long-standing service to the legal profession or public, awarded to James M. Concannon, Topeka.

    Professionalism Award recognizing an exemplar of the highest professional standards, to Hon. Gwynne E. Birzer, Wichita.

    Pillars of the Community Award recognizing a Kansas lawyer with a minimum of 10 years active non-specialized, general legal practice in a predominately low-density population area of Kansas and substantial practice in small or solo law firms or local government service, to Sara S. Beezley, Girard.

    Distinguished Government Service Award recognizing a Kansas attorney who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to government service, to Sharon L. Dickgrafe, Wichita.                                                             

    Courageous Attorney Award for a lawyer who has displayed exceptional courage in the face of adversity, to Sarah A. Brown, Kansas City, Mo.

    Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizing the efforts of a KBA Young Lawyers Section member who has rendered meritorious service to the legal profession, the community, or the KBA, to Jean B. Ménager, Overland Park.                                                            

    Diversity Award recognizing an individual who has shown a continued commitment to diversity; a law firm; corporation; governmental agency, department, or body; law-related organization; or other organization that has significantly advanced diversity by its conduct, as well as by the development and implementation of diversity policies and strategic plans, to Hon. Melissa Taylor Standridge, Kansas Court of Appeals, Topeka.

    Outstanding Service Awards recognizing lawyers and judges for service to the legal profession and/or the KBA and to recognize non-lawyers for especially meritorious deeds or service that significantly advance the administration of justice or the goals of the legal profession and/or the KBA, to Stephen B. Angermayer, Pittsburg; John T. Bird, Hays; Citizens of Trego County; Emily A. Donaldson, Topeka; Kurt P. Kerns, Wichita; William E. Quick, Kansas City, Mo.                                                                                                          

    Pro Bono Award(s) recognizing a lawyer(s) or law firm(s) for the delivery of direct legal services, free of charge, to the poor or, in appropriate instances, to charitable organizations whose primary purpose is to provide other services to the poor, to Vincent J. Garcia, Wichita; Madison M. Hatten, Kansas City, Mo.; and Heather J. Schlozman, Overland Park.

    Pro Bono Certificates of Appreciation will be awarded to, Danielle M. Atchison, Overland Park and Gabrielle M. Thompson, Manhattan.

    -30-

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:44:58 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Continuing Education Audit Policy

    The Kansas Board of EMS Continuing Education Audit Policy (2017) can be viewed through the KBEMS Continuing Education Page, or directly at KBEMS Continuing Education Audit Policy

    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:27:26 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil water advisory rescinded for University Park water district, Riley Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the University Park water district located in Riley County. The advisory was issued because the system was replacing valves, which may have caused a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

    Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:41:25 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Zebra Mussels Found in Osage State Fishing Lake

    Zebra Mussels Found in Osage State Fishing Lake

    TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Osage State Fishing Lake in Osage County. While becoming familiar with sonar equipment, KDWPT game wardens located a submerged vehicle in the lake. The car was confirmed as having been stolen. While removing it from the lake, the officers discovered a small number adult zebra mussels attached to the vehicle. The officers alerted KDWPT fisheries staff, who then verified the discovery.

    Osage State Fishing Lake is a popular lake for fishing and primitive camping located about 20 miles south of Topeka and one-half mile southeast of the US-75/US-56 junction. The 140-acre lake is owned and operated by KDWPT. While the zebra mussel population is currently small, there is no known method to eradicate this invasive species.    

    The only way to stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) is for anyone who boats and fishes in Kansas waters to follow specific preventative measures.

    “Zebra mussels produce microscopic larvae called veligers that cannot be seen with the naked eye. At Kansas lakes with established zebra mussel populations, there may be as many as 1,000 veligers in a single gallon of lake water,” said Chris Steffen, KDWPT aquatic nuisance species coordinator, explaining how moving even a small amount of water can spread mussels.

    “Remembering to clean, drain, and dry boats and equipment before moving between waterbodies is the key to preventing the spread of zebra mussels,” Steffen added. “If everyone took these precautions, we could stop the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species.”

    Osage State Fishing Lake and 110-Mile Creek downstream to Pomona Reservoir will be added to the list of ANS-designated waters in Kansas, and notices will be posted at various locations around the lake. Zebra mussels were found in Pomona Reservoir in 2014, so there should be no additional impacts to Pomona Reservoir from this upstream discovery. Live fish may not be transported from any ANS-designated water.

    The sharp-shelled zebra mussels attach to solid objects, so lake-goers should be careful when handling mussel-encrusted objects and when grabbing an underwater object when they can’t see what they are grasping. Visitors should protect their feet when wading.    

    Zebra mussels are just one of the non-native aquatic species that threaten our waters and native wildlife. After using any body of water, people must remember to follow regulations and precautions to prevent their spread:

    • Clean, drain and dry boats and equipment between uses
    • Use wild-caught bait only in the lake or pool where it was caught
    • Do not move live fish from waters infested with zebra mussels or other aquatic nuisance species
    • Drain livewells and bilges and remove drain plugs from all vessels prior to transport from any Kansas water on a public highway. 

    For more information about aquatic nuisance species in Kansas, report a possible ANS, or see a list of ANS-designated waters, visit ProtectKSWaters.org.
    ABOUT ZEBRA MUSSELS
    Zebra mussels are dime-sized mollusks with striped, sharp-edged, two-part shells. They can produce huge populations in a short time and do not require a host fish to reproduce. A large female zebra mussel can produce 1 million eggs, which develop into microscopic veligers that are invisible to the naked eye. Veligers drift in the water for at least two weeks before they settle out as young mussels, quickly growing to adult size and reproducing within a few months.
    After settling, zebra mussels develop byssal threads that attach their shells to submerged hard surfaces such as rocks, piers, and flooded timber. They also attach to pipes, water intake structures, boat hulls, propellers, and submerged parts of outboard motors. As populations increase, they can clog intake pipes and prevent water treatment and electrical generating plants from drawing water. In 2012, two Kansas communities, Council Grove and Osage City, experienced temporary water shortages from zebra mussel infestations before water intake structures could be cleaned up. Removing large numbers of zebra mussels to ensure adequate water flow can be labor-intensive and costly.
    Zebra mussels are native to the Black and Caspian seas of western Asia and eastern Europe and were spread around the world in the ballast water of cargo ships. They were discovered in Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River in 1988 and quickly spread throughout the Great Lakes and rivers, including the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas and Hudson. They were first discovered in Kansas in 2003 at El Dorado Reservoir. Despite public education efforts to alert boaters about the dangers of spreading zebra mussels, the species continues to show up in new lakes every year. Moving water in boats and bait buckets has been identified as a likely vector.
    For information about Osage State Fishing Lake, visit KSOutdoors.com, click on Fishing, then Where to Fish and select the Southeast region.  
    -30-

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:27:46 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #974

    05/11/2017 9:00 am
    America/Chicago
    05/11/2017 9:00 am
    America/Chicago

    Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:57:23 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Commission to Consider USB Nominees

    April 19, 2017 – During an upcoming conference call, the Kansas Soybean Commission will discuss potential nominees for the United Soybean Board, and it will submit a preferred candidate’s and an alternate’s names to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Commission to Consider USB Nominees appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:27:14 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    How Do You Attract Entrepreneurs to a Small Town?

    Erik Pedersen discusses attracting entrepreneurs to small towns in a SourceLink Best Practices blog post that has been reprinted with permission.

    Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:03:55 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    NETWORK KANSAS ANNOUNCES YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

    Hays, Kan. - Hays, KS - The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) State Championship, featuring high school and middle school students from 29 schools across Kansas, awarded young entrepreneurs with over $11,000 in prize money on Monday at Fort Hays State University. The winner of the state championship and a $5,000 prize was Christian Calliham with CT Feeds. Calliham is in 12th grade at Colby High School. CT Feeds is an operating business that provides nutritious feed and custom-tailored coaching for show livestock in northwest Kansas. 

    Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:04:05 Z

NEWS & ALERTS
OFFICIALS
AWARDS
2014 Best of Web Finalist
RESOURCES
TOURISM
Travelks.com
Back to Top