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Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Lincoln, Neb. – More than 29,500 vaccine doses were administered in the last seven days in Nebraska. As of Sunday, 106,203 doses of COVID-19 vaccine...

Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Lincoln, Neb. – More than 38,000 vaccine doses were administered last week in Nebraska. As of Sunday, 76,882 doses of COVID-19 vaccine...

New Dashboard Launched To Track Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Lincoln, Neb. – As of this morning, 36,253 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to those in Phase 1A priority group, according...

Sauter To Offer Anesthesia Coverage at Norton County Hospital

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital’s mission is to meet the region’s evolving health care needs and provide an exceptional staff and patient experience...

Norton County Community Foundation Raises Nearly $167,000 in MyFoundation Campaign

Norton, Kansas, December 2020 - Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) raised nearly $167,000 during the 5th Annual MyFoundation Campaign. This month-long matching gift campaign...

Norton County Hospital Adjusting Visiting Status

NORTON, Kan. – Effective Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m., Norton County Hospital’s visiting status will change. The hospital currently is not allowing visitors,...

Nebraska DHHS: Additional Supplemental SNAP Funds to be Issued January 8

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients...

Norton County Hospital announces closings on Thanksgiving

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital would like to inform the public of closings on Thanksgiving. Norton Medical Clinic will be closed, and Norton...

Nebraska Bans Indoor E-Cigarette Use In Workplaces

LINCOLN – Starting November 14, the expanded Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act goes into effect prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in every enclosed indoor...

Phillips County Officer Involved In Traffic Collision

Courtesy of the Phillips County Sheriffs Department This evening (Wednesday, November 4, 2020) at approximately 5:10 p.m., Deputy...

Kansas Headlines

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Laura Kelly will announce tomorrow the statewide move to Phase 2 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan. With this move, all those aged 65+,...

KBI Update Regarding Suspicious Death Investigation In Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the suspicious death investigation that...

State Conservation Commission Meeting February 1

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. using a virtual attendance...

KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday,...

Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Christopher Etzel to Fill District Court Vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District

TOPEKA – Today Governor Laura Kelly appointed Christopher Etzel, Havensville, to the 2nd Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Chief...

Kansas News Service

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...

Kansas Republicans Keep Their 3 Congressional Seats; Davids Reelected In Kansas City Suburbs

By Stephan Bisaha Stephen Koranda, Nadya Faulx, Aviva Okeson-Haberman - Kansas News Service Democrats and Republicans in Kansas will keep their seats in the U.S....

Republicans Keep Kansas’ Open Senate Seat By Electing Roger Marshall

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Kansas Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is moving up to the U.S. Senate after...

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...