Oakley teens beautify town with planters

OAKLEY – Teenagers involved in the Future Philanthropist Program in Oakley developed the idea to beautify the community with concrete planters. They wrote grants, presented the idea at a city […]

Stockton car show donates proceeds

STOCKTON – Eighty-four cars competed in the Stockton Rodders’ 11th annual car show, and a donation of $4,000 was made to Rooks County EMS from event proceeds. The event also […]

Camp Read-a-Lot lives up to name in Osborne

OSBORNE – Camp Read-a-Lot blasted into the summer, providing 30 to 50 young readers with reading and space-themed activities. The Osborne school district program partnered with Big Creek Rocketry and […]

NWKEICI making impact on jobs in area

Loans provided through the Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center Inc. have had a substantial impact on area communities. Loan officers at local banks and even cities and economic development offices […]

School programs teach about body, healthy living

School programs designed to increase positive behaviors and decrease risky behaviors so that students and their families can have healthier lifestyles are being offered free of charge to any Northwest […]

Rooks County gets new K9 officer

STOCKTON – K9 officer Baron has joined the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office, allowing K9 Koda to retire. Baron, like Koda, is a social dog that will be used in public […]

FHSU students gain experience through internships in area

HAYS – Twenty-five area employers collaborated with Fort Hays State University to utilize student interns during a time when many businesses, non-profits and public agencies were financially stressed by pandemic-related […]

Renovations make a splash at Logan pool

LOGAN – Local teenagers are having their first jobs; children are learning to swim, and families have a place to relax and spend time together because the Logan City Pool […]

Former church transforms into Gove community center

GOVE – Hard feelings caused when a church closed have been resolved by a community effort to renovate the former church building into a community center and handicapped-accessible storm shelter. […]

Live performance involves community in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG – The Phillips County Arts Council 2019-20 season provided area residents both young and old with the opportunity to both attend and participate in live performance. Students participated in […]

Jewell County Threshing Bee has the steam

MANKATO – The internal tubes of a 1924 Russell Steam Traction Engine were replaced, preparing the engine to safely fire up for the 42nd annual Jewell County Threshing Bee in […]

Emergency shelter available in Norton

NORTON – Fundraising for Lori’s Place was launched in December 2018 with a donation from Norton Correctional Facility inmates. The emergency shelter room named for Lori Shields, who proposed its […]

WPAA brings live performance back to NWK

As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough of a challenge for staging a series of public performances, severe weather caused events to be rescheduled as well during the 2020-21 season […]

Salina makes gardening accessible to all

SALINA – Gardening is accessible to all with the opening in May of the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank Community Garden. More than 1,000 pounds of garden-fresh produce were expected […]