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Construction getting into full swing on the largest milk drying plant in North America and progress on building a new Garden City transload shipping center were two obvious feathers in the cap for local economic development efforts in 2016.

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As many as 10,000 acres in Kansas soon will be eligible for a new conservation project intended to enhance and restore state playas, providing critical habitat for migratory birds and improving water quality for neighboring communities and municipalities.

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MODOC - There's not much left of this three-horse town - which on this day are grazing alongside the drive-up window of the dilapidated Modoc State Bank.

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Agriculture, health, politics, entertainment, crime, court trials and human interest stories – you name it and Hutchinson News reporters covered it over the past year. Here are their most memorable – and what they view as some of the most important – stories of 2016.

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MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host six regional agribusiness development workshops in early 2017. Mark these dates on your calendar, as the workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development opportunities, a…

Stafford County residents may notice an increase in new housing construction after Stafford County Economic Development was awarded a $100,000 Moderate Income Housing grant through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.

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Travis and Corinna Hines of Coolidge didn’t think of themselves as likely candidates to be honored by the Kansas Farm Bureau with the Farm Family of the Year award for the bureau’s ninth district, but that’s exactly what happened.