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Friday, February 26, 2021

Election Day Today; Several Area Races On The Ballot Locally

Election Results Starting 9:00 PM On KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1 & 95.5

Sports Headlines

Kansas to Host UTEP March 4 in Men’s Basketball

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball has added a non-conference game and will host Texas-El Paso (UTEP), on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m.,...

Kansas Falls in Overtime to No. 14 Texas, 75-72

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics AUSTIN, Texas – In a game that couldn’t be decided in regulation, the No. 17...

McGuirl Sparks Senior Night Win Over 7/8 Oklahoma

Courtesy of K-State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – Mike McGuirl scored 19 points (16 in the second half) to...

Kansas Adds Jake Schoonover to Coaching Staff

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football coach Les Miles announced Monday that Jake Schoonover has...

1A KSHSAA Sub-State Basketball Assignments Announced

CLASS 1A - DIV. II ASSIGNMENTS SUB-STATES (February 25, 26, March 4-6) #1 Attica – Clay McDaniel, Manager – Argonia, Attica, Cunningham, Hutchinson-Central Christian, Kiowa-South...

Tuesday is Primary Election day in Kansas. Polling locations open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., voters will vote their party ballot, photo ID is required, and voters must be registered. Primary races will narrow the field for the General Election in November.

In contested local races in Marshall County, three Republicans are vying for 2nd District Commissioner, including incumbent Tom Holle of Bremen, who is challenged by Fritz Blaske of Blue Rapids, and Don King of Waterville. For District Magistrate Judge, Bobbi Pippia is challenging Angela Hecke on the Republican ballot. Both are from Marysville. Other filed candidates not contested in the primary are, Megan Voracek of Marysville for County Attorney, County Clerk candidates Sandy Wilson of Beattie, Democrat and Chrystal Busey of Blue Rapids, Republican. Keith Bramhall of Vermillion is filed for 3rd District County Commissioner, Martha Roesch of Beattie for Register of Deeds. Tim Ackerman of Marysville for County Sheriff, and Jamie Ellenbecker of Marysville for County Treasurer.

In Washington County, a primary runoff will be held for 2nd District Commissioner, with incumbent David Willbrandt, challenged by Joanne Dague on the Republican ballot. Both are from Washington. Non contested candidates filed, include Raleigh Ordyne of Clifton for 3rd District Commissioner, Elizabeth Baskerville Hiltgen of Washington for County Attorney, Diane Svanda of Washington for County Clerk, Justin Cordry of Washington for Sheriff, Denae Jueneman of Hanover for County Treasurer, and Sonja Hiltgen of Palmer for Register of Deeds.

In Nemaha County, incumbent Tim Burdiek is challenged by Jason Koch of Centralia for 2nd District County Commissioner, with the winner advancing to face Greg Allen of Centralia in the General Election. For 3rd District Commissioner, Dylan Keim and Bob Sextro, both of Seneca face off in the primary, with the winner advancing to face incumbent Dennis Henry of Seneca in the general.

A number of township and precinct committee positions will also be on the ballots, as well as state and federal primary races. Those state races include a pair of Republicans filed for Kansas 106th House District, Lisa Moser of Wheaton and Jon Ungerer of Marysville. That winner will face Jim Swim Jr. of Marysville in the general. Washington County voters will determine a four year countywide one percent sales tax question, that would be earmarked for road and bridge repair and maintenance. A half-cent sales tax is on the ballot in Blue Rapids, that would be used to fund a new swimming pool and bathhouse. KNDY will air election updates, with results three times each hour Tuesday evening, beginning in the 9:00 p.m. hour.

Kansas Headlines

Fraudsters Bilk Kansas Unemployment System For Up To $600M, Audit Concludes

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — A report issued Wednesday by the Legislature’s auditing division estimates up to $600 million in fraudulent unemployment claims may...

Kansas Law Enforcement Pushes Back On Legalizing Medical Marijuana

By Noah Taborda - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Gray areas in a bill legalizing marijuana for medical use in Kansas are raising concerns among law...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

U.S. Sen. Moran On Mission To Make Certain Kansas Vets Get Shot At COVID-19 Vaccine

By Tim Carpenter - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran met with military veterans Monday at Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center on a mission...

US Highway 36 Association Announces “Best Burgers” Contest Winners

The US Highway 36 Association is pleased to announce the winners of our “Best Burgers on 36” Contest. During the month of November voting...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...

How Elon Musk And A Mission To Mars Might Boost Internet Speeds In Rural Kansas

By David Condos - Kansas News Service GREAT BEND, Kansas — Joey Bahr walks out to the front of his yard along a blacktop county...

Kansas Hospitals Seek Help From Nearby States, But The Whole Midwest Faces A COVID Surge

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas...