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McPherson College gift provides funding for outdoor adventures

McPHERSON, Kan. – McPherson College received a significant multi-year commitment to develop outdoor “adventure” programming. Programming will immediately impact current students and has the potential for enrollment growth, according to college officials.


Producer Progress Reports: Baldwin Farms

I was at an insurance meeting this past week and asked my neighbor if he had his game plan ready for when it dried out. He told me he had two plans — one if it dried out in March, and one if it dried out in June. I almost crapped my pants, I hadn’t considered the scenario of being out of the field u


Kansas governor experiencing a rocky start

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's election is created by some to a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in state politics. But many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives.


Woman dies in rollover crash on slick Kansas road

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities say a 67-year-old woman was killed when lost control of her SUV and crashed in a Kansas neighborhood. The accident happened at around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Elbo Lake housing division in Pottawatomie County, east of Manhattan. The Kansas Highway Patrol says A


Food Bank serves area families

The McPherson County Food Bank, located at 707 S. Main St. in McPherson, has distributed 11,600 pounds of food during the month of January to 161 families consisting of 584 individuals.


Suspect arrested for series of Kansas vehicle burglaries

COWLEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred in January. Officers investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries in Arkansas City identified a suspect as 23-year-old Trevor Scott Brown, according to a media release.


Girl seriously injured in McPherson County crash

Taytum Lovesee, a 13-year-old girl, was taken to Salina Regional Health Center for a serious injury following a vehicle crash on I-135 in McPherson County about 7:50 a.m. Saturday, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.


Kansas man hit, killed by Jeep while riding a bicycle

CHEROKEE COUNTY— One person died in an accident just after 9p.m. Wednesday in Cherokee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Jeep Commander driven by Russell, Julissa Russell, 50, Rincon, GA., was westbound on Kansas 66 one mile west of Galena.


Kansas AG seeking Supreme Court review of Second Amendment firearm accessory decision

Though the Second Amendment is one of the most hotly contested parts of the Constitution, there still needs to be some clarity brought to it by the courts, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.


Girls State Wrestling: Kretzer ends career with another great moment

MCPHERSON, Kan. - Amy Fearnside, a former high school champion, collegiate All-American and current member of Team USA, came to speak Saturday morning before the third annual Kansas girls’ state wrestling tournament.


We’re now in a winter storm warning

A winter storm warning is now in effect for Saline County, Russell County, Lincoln County, Barton County, Ellsworth County, Rice County, McPherson County, Reno County, and Kingman County until 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service office in Wichita (NWSW).


Measles Outbreak Not Impacting Kansas

While there has been attention in the media recently related to outbreaks of measles in multiple states, authorities say there are no current outbreaks of measles in Kansas. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there have been five outbreaks of measles in the United States r


2 western Kansas school districts cancel classes due to illness

OAKLEY, Kan. (KWCH) -- Several schools across Kansas canceled classes on Wednesday due to heavy snow. But, in western Kansas, at least two school districts closed due to illness.


Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner introduces bill allowing Kansas to invest in Israel

Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner requested the introduction of a bill today before the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee that would allow the State of Kansas to invest State idle funds in Israeli Bonds. Read the full press release below:


Hutchinson businesses clean up after snow storm

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) Local shop owners in Hutchinson spent their morning shoveling about 6 inches of snow. It made for a wet, slushy drive, too. Marty Lee and her husband got out a snowblower to clear a path for customers.


Kansas troopers urge drivers to slow down

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP/KAKE) - The Kansas Highway Patrol is asking drivers to take in slow after after another round of snow led to numerous accidents and slide-offs Tuesday and Wednesday.


Man cuts self, then threatens brother when he tries to call for police

Police arrested a Hutchinson man on multiple counts after an armed altercation with his brother and the brother’s family that began with the suspect breaking into their home.


Hutchinson police arrest man and woman in Kwik Shop robbery

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) - Hutchinson police arrested a man and another woman who allegedly robbed the Kwik Shop early Monday. It happened around 2:50 a.m. in the 1400 block of East 17th.


State donates $10M in unused computer equipment to Kansas State University

Unused Kansas-owned computer equipment worth $10 million that had been stored in the basement of the Docking State Office Building has found a new home at Kansas State University.


Latest winter weather hits the hardest in Hutchinson, Kingman

(KSNW) - The winter season's latest blast of weather left some Kansas residents packed in, leaving them with no other option then to dig out of the snow. Two of the hardest hit areas were in Reno and Kingman counties.