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Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program Nearing July 19 Application Deadline

Lincoln – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has announced that Nebraska has been approved to operate the...

Norton County Hospital Welcomes New Physician On Temporary Assignment

NORTON, Kan. – Starting the end of July, Dr. Cody Rogers will join Norton County Hospital and Norton Medical Clinic on temporary assignment to...

Royals Announce July Schedule For “Royals Playback” Broadcasts

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Kansas City Royals announced their July schedule for “Royals Playback,” which will air Tuesdays (7 p.m.), Thursdays (7 p.m.),...

Norton Medical Clinic To Offer Free Sports Physicals July 15th

NORTON, Kan. – Norton Medical Clinic has offered free sports physicals to student athletes as a service to the community for many years. Earlier...

Norton County Hospital Announces Changes To Patient and Visitor Policies

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital and Norton Medical Clinic have been screening patients, visitors and staff for several weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Norton County Hospital Announces Closings For Independence Day

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital and Norton Medical Clinic would like to inform the public of upcoming closings for the Independence Day holiday....

Smith County Announces Third Positive Case of COVID-19

Dear Smith County Residents, The Smith County Health Department received notification today confirming our third positive case of COVID-19 in Smith County. We are working...

TestNebraska Releases May Testing Statistics

LINCOLN, Neb. – The state of Nebraska has released data from its first round of Test Nebraska testing, the snapshot summary can be found here. “From the time we...

Norton County Hospital recognized for patient safety achievements

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital is among 115 hospitals statewide being recognized for exemplary achievements to improve patient safety. The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC)...

First and Second Cases of Rare Childhood Syndrome Potentially Associated With COVID-19 Reported to DHHS

Lincoln – The first and second confirmed cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human...

Kansas Headlines

KBI Concludes Pittsburg Death Investigation

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Pittsburg Police Department shared new information about the investigation into the death of...

State Finance Council approves $290 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds for Child Supervision, Public Health, Other Essential Services

TOPEKA – The State Finance Council (SFC) today unanimously approved a total of $290 million for the public health, essential needs and services, and...

Death Investigation Underway In Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Pittsburg Police Department are conducting a death investigation at a home in Pittsburg. On...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $500,000 Grant to Protect Historic Kansas Properties

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today announced a new program that will assist Kansans who own historic properties in communities with populations under 30,000. The National...

Grant Supports Research To Mitigate COVID-19 In Meat And Poultry Processing Facilities

MANHATTAN — A team of Kansas State University researchers is using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — and an additional...

Kansas News Service

Scathing Federal Inspection Pulls Curtain Back On One Of Kansas’ Deadliest Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service At a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home, employees tested positive for COVID-19 and went back to work the...

Federal Prosecutors Defy Court Order In Cases Over Attorney-Client Recordings In Leavenworth

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, says it will no longer cooperate with cases brought by...

Emails Show Kansas Agencies Helped Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Despite Concerns About Coronavirus

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — In mid-May, Finney County’s top public health physician sent an email to state health...

Kansas Teachers Could Owe Their Schools Thousands If They Quit Over Coronavirus Concerns

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas teachers that don’t feel safe going back to crowded hallways as schools reopen could take...

What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...