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Dave Thorell retires from dedicated service to rural listeners

After 42 years on the air at KRVN Radio in Lexington, announcer Dave Thorell signed off the air on Friday September 30, 2016. Thorell is retiring from his role of informing and entertaining... Read More

Report: Kansas Government has 2 Days’ Worth of Cash Reserves

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A recent study says the Kansas government could run on its cash reserves for only two days. The Wichita Eagle reports that Pew Charitable Trusts analyzed cash reserves for all states at the end of the most recent fiscal years and ... Read More

Kansas Graduate Students to Lose Health Care Subsidies

ASSOCIATED PRESS - The Kansas Board of Regents says graduate student employees at state universities will lose their health care subsidies starting next year as a result of a recent opinion by the IRS regarding health insurance. The Topeka Capital... Read More

United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent , NE Up 9 and KS Up 2

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2016 was 70.9 million head. This was up 2 percent from September 1, 2015, and up 4 percent from June 1, 2016. Breeding inventory, at 6.02 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, ... Read More

Update to Packers and Stockyards Act Passes Congress

Congress voted to modernize the nearly 100-year-old Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S) on Thursday. The vote in the Senate took place just before Congress left on recess, a break that will last until after the elections in November. Introduced by ... Read More

Coach cited for grabbing 10-year-old player, prosecutor says

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say the coach of an Omaha youth football team was ticketed after the coach grabbed a 10-year-old player from a team that had just overwhelmed the coach's team. The Omaha World-Herald reports Boyd Waldmann was cited f... Read More

Scouting for Stalk and Ear Rot Diseases

Stalk Rot Diseases Anthracnose stalk rot (with top dieback symptoms caused by the fungus Colletotrichum graminicola) has been especially common this year. The disease can cause the premature death of several internodes above the ear causing browning... Read More

(Audio) Chat with the Chancellor Week #3 - September 30, 2016

KRVN's Brandon Benitz sat down with UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen to chat about Homecoming Week at UNK and its ending with a gala banquet to celebrate UNK’s 111th year as an institution and 25th Anniversary as part of the UN-system, this past week... Read More

USDA Reports Flash- Corn, Soybean Stocks Reflect Strong Fourth-Quarter Demand

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Old-crop stocks for corn and soybeans came in just below the pre-report averages in USDA's end-of-marketing year for both crops. Corn came in at 1.738 billion bushels while soybean stocks came in at 197 million bushels. Quarterl... Read More

(Audio) Eric McCain awaits resentencing

A former Gothenburg man convicted of murdering a police officer awaits his resentencing. Eric McCain was convicted of the shooting death of Gothenburg Police Sergeant Glenn Haas and sentenced to life in prison without parole on Nov. 9, 1990.  McCain... Read More

China set to export corn, posing new threat to battered global market

China has given approval to at least two companies to export corn, trading sources said, in a radical move by the world's No. 2 producer to cut its ballooning surplus and unleash more supply into a saturated global market. In what could be the fir... Read More