SPECIAL: Extreme Temps Result in Southwest Power Pool Issuing Level 3 Alert - Feb. 15, 2021

  KEC & Heartland Urges Electric Consumers to Reduce all Unnecessary Electricity Usage   The Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which balances electricity production and use for a 14-state region including Kansas, has declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 just hours after issuing...[More]

SPECIAL: Southwest Power Pool Requests Emergency Electricity Reductions - Feb. 15, 2021

  Evergy customers affected as regional electric utilities begin  intermittent outages to combat effects of bitter cold on energy supply.   Kansas City, MO – February 15, 2021 – Due to extended extreme temperatures affecting the regional power supply, the Southwest...[More]

SPECIAL: Bitter winter temperatures and snow in the forecast for the weekend in Kansas - Feb. 12, 2021

    During the last week, Kansans have been dealing with bitter winter temperatures and below zero wind chills. That isn't going to change over the weekend. The only change in the forecast is for snow that will blanket much of the state.   Take some time before the snow arrives...[More]

Jayhawk basketball falls to Osawatomie on Courtwarming - Feb. 10, 2021

The Jayhawk basketball team hosted Osawatomie on Feb. 4 in a non-league contest. The Hawks also celebrated their Senior/Parent Night and Courtwarming during the game. Osawatomie defeated the Hawks the previous time they met and things were no different this time as the Jayhawk girls lost 58-30 and the...[More]

Prairie View wrestling competes in the 4A District 7 tournament at Fort Scott - Feb. 10, 2021

The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Fort Scott on Feb. 6 to compete in the 4A District 7 tournament. Due to COVID-19 wrestling was broken into district tournaments for each class to determine who would compete at Regionals. The top four places in each weight class at the district tournaments...[More]

Prairie View girls’ wrestling have five qualify for Regionals - Feb. 10, 2021

The Lady Buff wrestling team traveled to Osawatomie on Feb. 5 to compete in the Girls Division II District 7 wrestling tournament. Due to COVID, KSHSSA is doing district tournaments for boys’ and girls’ wrestling to cut down the numbers at the Regional tournaments.  The top four from...[More]

Court deems Parks-Maki incompetent now to stand trial - Feb. 10, 2021

Judge commits murder suspect to Larned State Hospital   A suspect in the murder of a Mound City woman has been deemed not competent currently to stand trial and will be committed to a Kansas mental hospital. At an in-person competency hearing Monday in Linn County District Court, Judge Terri...[More]

Sheriff, Commissioners discuss staffing for Communications Department - Feb. 10, 2021

Following Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friends’ weekly report at the meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, Commissioner Danny McCullough asked what it would take to add full time staff to the Communications Department. Friend stated that he currently has five full time and one part time staff members in that...[More]

Heavy rain accentuates La Cygne storm water issue - Feb. 10, 2021

Public works head stresses infiltration problems Heavy Jan. 29-30 weekend rainfall has accentuated a sewer-system infiltration issue at La Cygne. So reported Dan Nasalroad, public works superintendent, at the regular council meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 3. Included in his report was a plea that the...[More]

BULLY PULPIT - Feb. 10, 2021

Doubling minimum wage is a job killer The definition of an oxymoron is, according to duckduckgo.com, “A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence.” Well, naming  Bernie Sanders as Labor Secretary would have been that had President...[More]

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