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The City of Cozad begins demolition of the Rialto Theater

The City of Cozad decided to begin tearing down the Rialto Theater. The demolition began Monday. Being built in the 1920s, the Rialto was closed in 2008 due to poor conditions. In 2010 Cozad hired ... Read More

Governor Updates Drought Emergency, Warnings and Watches in Kansas Counties

Recent rains for Kansas have eased drought conditions for many areas, leading Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 15-04. For the past year all 105 counties have either been in an emerge... Read More

Most farm crops faring well in Kansas this season

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spring-planted crops in Kansas are for the most part faring pretty well in Kansas so far this growing season in the wake of all the rain that hit when many were emerging. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported... Read More

Ruling Saves Westar Millions

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Westar Energy says a U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on toxic emissions at power plants could save the company millions. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Obama administration should have considered potential costs when it i... Read More

Wildfire Smoke Blowing Into Midwest

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south. National Weather Service forecasters say Tuesday that smoke from wildfires in northern Saskatchewa... Read More

Midwest Farmers Cooperative Breaks Ground on Shuttle Facility

Syracuse, NE will be the home of the new Midwest Farmers Cooperative Grain Shuttle Facility. Tuesday, a groundbreaking was held for the new facility, which will feature over 2 million bushels upright and ground storage, 40 semi trucks per hour unl... Read More

Boelus tractor pulling accident names released

The Howard County Sheriff's Office has released more information on the tractor pulling accident that occurred in Boelus Sunday afternoon that injured 5 people. They say the tractor pulling the weighted sled was being operated by Timothy Pfahl of Pap... Read More

Bird flu raises fears over vaccine supply, human risk

Lawmakers are raising concerns that the avian influenza outbreak that has devastated Midwest poultry producers could threaten supplies of human vaccines and possibly spread to people through swine. Top members of the House Energy and Commerce Comm... Read More

Kansas Joins Lawsuit Asking Court to Overturn ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today that he has joined eight other state attorneys general in a lawsuit asking a federal court to overturn new water regulations that could significantly extend the regulatory reach of the federal gov... Read More

Report: Too many inmates out before prison riot in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A report investigating a deadly riot at a Nebraska prison says too many inmates were outside their cells at the time of the incident.   The report distributed Monday says multiple inmates at Tecumseh State Correctional... Read More

Missing Juniata man found

The Adams County Sheriff's Department in Hastings reports  that  a missing Juniata man has been found and he seems to be fine.  Floyd Hanson,  an 85 year old white male had not been driving for several months, however he was seen driving away fro... Read More