Charles and Debbie Schwanke to receive honorary degrees from Colby Community College

Colby Community College announced that long-time champions and friends of the college, Charles and Debbie Schwanke, will be awarded the 2017 honorary associate degree.  Recipients ... Continue Reading →

Interview with Midwest Energy about getting power restored…May 1, 2017

Update from Mike Morley with Midwest Energy about their progress in getting power restored… Continue Reading →

Interview with Meredith Sleichter – Executive Director – Ike Eisenhower Foundation

Rocking M Media’s Sacha Sanguinetti visits with Meredith Sleichter, Executive Director of the Ike Eisenhower Foundation, about future updates to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential ... Continue Reading →

Proposal for extra utility bill fees that will go to schools…and other headlines: April 28, 2017

The majority leader of the state Senate is drafting a proposal to tack on an extra fee to utility bills to raise money for public schools. Jim Denning’s tax would add $3 a month ... Continue Reading →

2 committees back to work on budget issues…and other headlines: April 25, 2017

Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means ... Continue Reading →

KS farmers faring better than expected…and other headlines: April 24, 2017

The latest farm loan delinquency numbers show Kansas farmers are faring better than many had feared as spring planting gets underway. The Farm Service Agency says its direct loan delinquencies ... Continue Reading →

Kansas fiscal outlook a tad bit better…and more headlines: April 21, 2017

The state budget picture is a bit better now that officials and university economists are out with a new fiscal forecast. The new figures call for $156 million more in tax collections ... Continue Reading →

Headlines from around the region and the state…April 3, 2017

A survey finds serious morale problems among faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. The results of a “climate” survey on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses found ... Continue Reading →

Kansas farmers and ranchers get tax break to rebuild fencing after wildfires…and other headlines: March 23, 2017

Folks in Kansas are getting a sales tax break to rebuild fences on agricultural land after the biggest wildfire in state history burned through more than 1,000 square miles. Gov. Sam ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers moving toward school funding plan…and other headlines: March 22, 2017

Kansas legislators are moving back toward distributing state dollars to public schools through a complicated per-student formula like one they junked two years ago. A special House ... Continue Reading →
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