Pretrial continued for Krause in rape case
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Pretrial for Anthony O. Krause has been continued to May 5. Krause was present and secured with his attorney before Judge Trish Rose on March 24. He was originally bound over for trial on rape and other sex crime charges following a preliminary hearing in Reno County District Court in December 2022.
County Commission to ask appraiser questions Tuesday
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County Appraiser Michael Plank will answer questions from the Board of Reno County Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. Plank is receiving numerous phone calls after valuation notices went out earlier this month, some of them with large increases. Also on the agenda for the...
Large grassfire in Kingman County
Strong winds with gusts over 40 miles per hour pushed a grass fire in Kingman County Monday. Kingman County Dispatch confirmed around 10 p.m. that the fire has been put out.
U.S. 54 projects in Kingman County to begin soon
U.S. 54 projects in Kingman County to begin soon U.S. 54 projects in Kingman County to begin soon U.S. 54 projects in Kingman County to begin soon
13 Participants Receive Growing Rural Businesses Certificate
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (StartUp Hutch) – Thirteen entrepreneurs from Reno County have successfully graduated from the “Growing Rural Businesses” program, an intensive eight-week series of workshops. The program was made possible through a partnership between StartUp Hutch, WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and NetWork Kansas. “We strive to...
Crews gain upper hand, contain grass fires in Kingman County, across Kansas
Nonprofit receives Helping Hand after stepping up for seniors in need of housing. A Wichita nonprofit, Empowered Senior, stepped up to help residents and their families through the process of finding new homes. Half-century-old building in Ellis County getting new life as bar. Updated: 4 hours ago. Ryan and Brianne...
Monday’s Wildfires Mostly Contained by Emergency Crews
Monday’s strong winds sparked several wildfires across Kansas Monday afternoon. Crews battled a 3 mile long and 3 mile wide grass fire that began in northern Kingman County and spread into southern Reno County. Officials said the blaze broke out near US-54 and 110th Ave. The Kingman County Emergency...
Wind Whips Grass Fires
Strong wind is to blame for causing a couple of large grass fires, in Kingman County and in Riley County. The Kingman County fire started near Highway 54 and 110th Road and spread north. Thee fire was three miles long and three miles wide and burned about 1,500 acres. The...
Reno County and Hutchinson awarded millions for childcare
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -"A lot of our children are coming in with more speech and language delays...especially that has been huge in the last five years," said Director of Honey Tree and Branches Academy Kimberly Fielding. Fielding has 36 years of education experience and says her focus is to hire...
Pratt County crash results in three fatalities Friday afternoon
A head-on crash between two cars on Friday, March 17 killed two adults and a child on K61 Highway between Preston and Turon in Pratt County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, shortly before 3 p.m. two cars hit each other head-on on K61. A 2004 Ford Taurus was traveling...
Dense Fog Advisory until noon Wednesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until noon Wednesday. Visibility will be one quarter mile or less at times in dense fog in Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno Counties. Hazardous driving conditions will occur at times due to low visibility. If driving,...
Change My Mind event at Fox Theater aims to educate
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Health Department and the Reno Recovery Collaborative partnered with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will be hosting the “Change My Mind” event at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre on March 31. “It’s to help us look at substance abuse...
Yoder Charter to stay K-8 for now
HAVEN, Kan. — After exploring several options for reuse of its facilities, the Haven School Board on Monday approved the following changes. According to USD 312 Superintendent Craig Idacavage, they will be moving PreK both three and four-year-old and adding an extended -PreK three and four-year-old daycare option. They...
Farmers continue to experience drought as spring arrives
As the seasons change, so do the crops., one Garden Plain farmer said the recent moisture is helping his 1,500 acres of winter wheat, but not all farmers are seeing growth during the lingering drought.
Reno County program helps women feel their best during cancer treatments
A Hutchinson salon has helped women going through cancer treatment feel like themselves again since 2019.
Next Hutch Chamber Legislative Forum is April 15
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the April Legislative Forum date:. Saturday, April 15: 8:30 – 10:00 m. at the Stringer Fine Arts Center, Gallery Theatre – 600 E. 11th, Hutchinson. The Reno County legislators invited to participate are Senator...
City approves childcare ARPA distribution
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson City Council passed an agreement with United Way of Reno County for its portion of ARPA funds related to childcare needs at the council's meeting on Tuesday. The amount allocated from the city is $1,773,844.61. The United Way will spend the City's allocation in...
Hop ‘n’ Shop slated for April 8
KINGMAN – A spring cookie crawl – Hop ‘n’ Shop – will be held Saturday, April 8 in downtown Kingman. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce (KACC), 309 E. Beale St.
A child and 2 adults have died after crash near Preston, Kansas
PRESTON, Kan. (KAKE) - A head-on crash on K61 in Pratt County has killed two adults and a child on Friday afternoon. The Kansas Highway Patrol says that shortly before 3 p.m. two cars hit each other head-on on K61. Authorities say that 32-year-old William Stevens was heading south when he crossed the center line and hit 30-year-old Joshua Townsell. Stevens, Townsell and a juvenile traveling with Townsell were all pronounced dead at the scene.
Public invited to Dive into Leadership with Ed O’Malley
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The board chairs of three community organizations invite the public to think of what’s possible when everyone in Reno County leads. An Evening With Ed O’Malley will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on March 29 at the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington St.
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