Manhattan, Kansas – Beth Gaines has been announced as the new executive director of the Kansas FFA Foundation. Tom Hemmer, president, and CEO of the Solomon Corporation and outgoing chairman of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees made the announcement May 31, at the start of the 89th…

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BURRTON — From the thousands of plants to the dozens of items stocked in her shop to the purple walls of her garage, Pam Seck's love for all things lavender is obvious. She owns and operates Gertie's Lavender Farm, located at 8101 S. Rayl Road near Burrton.

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TOPEKA – An annual school funding fee of $120 for each owner of a water right or permit to appropriate water and who uses water for irrigation purposes is included in the State Senate’s new school finance bill.

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A wet spring and an outpouring of support from friends, neighbors and generous strangers near and far are helping northeastern Colorado slowly begin to recover from a 30,000-acre March wildfire, according to Dan Firme, one of a half-dozen people who have been coordinating relief efforts sinc…

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TOPEKA – “Miscommunication” was blamed for low turnout at a Kansas State Capitol rally Tuesday in support of industrial hemp legislation.