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Kansas library board decides to keep ‘Fred Gets Dressed’ despite mother’s complaint

TOPEKA — The Oakley Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to keep a children’s book over objections from a woman who asked for its removal. Janna Leitner tried to ban “Fred Gets Dressed,” by Peter Brown, from the public library after her two children, ages 9 and 11, discovered the book and brought it […] The post Kansas library board decides to keep ‘Fred Gets Dressed’ despite mother’s complaint appeared first on Kansas Reflector.
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I-70 to be resurfaced between Edson and Brewster

Body The Kansas Department of Transportation began working this week on a resurfacing project on approximately 9 miles of I-70 in northwest Kansas. Project activity includes a mill and overlay on the westbound and eastbound driving lanes and eastbound shoulder starting near Edson in Sherman County and ending at Brewster in Thomas County.
BREWSTER, KS
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Five Tigers qualify for state track meet

Five Tiger athletes qualified for the 2022 State Track & Field Championships this weekend in Wichita, following their top four finishes at the Class 1A Regional Track Meet held last Friday in Colby. Rylan Basart, Kaelyn Means and Ava Dix punched their tickets in individual events, with the…
WICHITA, KS
Dodge City Daily Globe

Wheat Tour 2022, Day 2

On Wednesday, 83 people on the Wheat Quality Council’s 2022 winter wheat tour made their way from Colby to Wichita, Kansas, stopping in wheat fields along six different routes. Wednesday’s wheat tour scouts made 254 stops at wheat fields across western, central and southern Kansas, and into northern counties in Oklahoma.
WICHITA, KS
Imperial Republican

Shane Michael Huff

Shane Michael Huff was born Jan. 18, 1992, in Colby, Kansas to Carol Macklin and James Huff. The youngest of three, Shane would always follow his brothers Kody and Boone around, except when he was glued to his mom or grandma Huff. Over the years, Shane made many lifelong friends,...
COLBY, KS
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Kansas/Oklahoma Winter Wheat Tour Finding Lower Yields

Last week, scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s 2022 winter wheat tour traveled from Colby to Wichita, Kansas, stopping in wheat fields along six different routes. The scouts surveyed 254 wheat fields throughout western, central, and southern Kansas and northern counties in Oklahoma. The wheat in Southwest Kansas looks rough because of drought, and South Central Kansas is struggling because of dryness. Wheat following corn generally had poor yields, while wheat on fallow had some of the higher yields. The calculated yield was 37 bushels per acre in Kansas.
WICHITA, KS
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Tales from HPPR: Windwagon Smith

Monday, May 23: Windwagon Smith, a Tall Tale told by Rebel Mahieu, Art Instructor at Colby Community College, Colby, Kansas and HPPR Board of Directors Member. According to this Tall Tale, in 1853 during America’s westward migration – Windwagon Smith sailed into Westport, Missouri, with his wind-powered Conestoga Wagon. The town folk were astonished and laughed. But soon WindWagon sold them of his idea of building these land sailing wind-powered wagons to speed travel along the Santa Fe Trail. They could sail across Kansas, parts of Oklahoma and Colorado and into New Mexico in record time. No need for oxen or horses – and the wind was always there. Why it would make them rich! Except – it didn’t. What happened?
COLBY, KS

Wheat Scoop: Wheat Tour estimates crop at 261 million bushels

The 2022 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 19. During the three days of wheat scouting, tour participants traveled six routes from Manhattan to Colby to Wichita and back to Manhattan. This year's tour hosted people from 24 U.S. states plus Mexico and Canada in 20 vehicles while traveling across the state.
WICHITA, KS
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Wheat Tour Shows Impact of Drought

— It was another early start for the second day (May 18) of the Kansas Winter Wheat Tour. Over 80 scouts left their Colby, Kansas, US, hotel at 7 a.m. — or earlier — to survey wheat fields along the west, southwest and south-central sections of Kansas. One route dropped down into five Oklahoma counties bordering the southern edge of Kansas.
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