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School board honors Wichita seniors for receiving scholarships

WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita School Board honored Wichita seniors at the board meeting Monday night.

During the meeting, several seniors filled the lecture hall. Many were honored for getting scholarships. 16 more words


Disease, drought taking toll on Kansas wheat crop

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The winter wheat crop in Kansas is showing signs of stress from disease and drought.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 31 percent of the state’s wheat is in poor to very poor condition. 75 more words


Man faces federal charges after teen found to New Mexico

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 55-year-old man is facing federal charges after a 13-year-old Missouri girl was found with him in New Mexico.

Raymond Vallia of Albuquerque, New Mexico, already faced kidnapping charges in Henry County, Missouri, after he was found with the girl in March in New Mexico. 99 more words


Trial set for Salina girl accused of killing sister

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas girl will go on trial in September for first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her sister.

Sierra Niehaus pleaded not guilty Monday to killing her sister, 13-year-old Galazia, at the family’s home in rural Saline County on Aug. 89 more words


Wichita to award varsity letters to special needs students

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Students who play in a special-needs sports league in the Wichita area scored a victory.

The Wichita Eagle reports the Wichita school board voted Monday to direct schools to award regular varsity letters to students who participate in the Tri-County Athletic League. 102 more words


Kansas Highway Patrol seeking information on patrol vehicle tampering

SALINA, Kansas – The Kansas Highway Patrol is seeking information on patrol vehicle tampering. This past weekend, some troopers discovered missing or loose lug nuts on their patrol vehicles. 123 more words


Kansas School District votes to award varsity letters to special needs athletes

WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita School District USD 259 has voted unanimously, 6-0 to award special needs athletes a varsity letter.

The Tri-County League for special needs athletes consists of 230 athletes and cheerleaders from 11 different schools. 626 more words

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