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Governor Kelly Releases New Report to Prevent Outmigration and Strengthen Kansas’ Workforce and Ec...

Judd WeilAugust 3, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced on August 2, the results of a new report detailing the challenges facing young Kansans in rural communities along with possible solutions to prevent outmigration and strengthen Kansas’ workforce and economy.   The report is the result of the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Power Up & Go project, which was created through a partnership with the Kansas O...

Beisel is riding a hot streak; Oklahoma cowgirl uses a trio of horses to Cowboy Christmas success

Ted HarbinJuly 30, 2021

Special to Rocking M Media news desk. Even under the best of circumstances, Cowboy Christmas is always hectic. Thousands of miles driven, airport drop-offs and multiple rodeos a day for several days. Emily Miller Beisel has been through it before, and she had hoped to make a schedule that would allow for optimum opportunities to cash in big during one of the most lucrative few days of the re...

Gall is busy with rodeo’s business

Ted HarbinJuly 29, 2021

DODGE CITY, Kan. Special to Rocking M Media Her title is office manager, but Elaine Gall is more of a jack-of-all-trades for the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. Gall is Roundup’s only full-time employee, and since the gates closed on the 2020 edition of Dodge City’s biggest annual event, she’s been busy as part of the organizing and planning group that is focused on this year’s rodeo, s...

Roundup is a top draw for many

Ted HarbinJuly 29, 2021

DODGE CITY, Kan. Special to Rocking M Media For people in Ford County, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is simply the marquee event of the annual Dodge City Days celebration. For those looking in from the outside, it’s the biggest rodeo in Kansas, an event that’s forever memorialized in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Make no mistake, however; this is very much a community event, and the communit...

DODGE CITY DAYS JULY 29-30

Judd WeilJuly 28, 2021

DODGE CITY DAYS KICKOFF LUNCHEON July 29 11:30 a.m. – DODGE CITY DAYS KICKOFF LUNCHEON BROUGHT TO YOU BY WESTERN PLAINS MEDICAL COMPLEX Boot Hill Museum - 500 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard The Dodge City Days Kickoff Luncheon, brought to you by Western Plains Medical Complex and the Boot Hill Museum will start the 10-day festival off with a bang! Come help us say thank you to our sponsors an...

$23 Million for Road Improvement Projects in 36 Kansas Cities Announced

Judd WeilJuly 21, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced July 20, 36 Kansas cities will receive a combined total of $23 million to improve highways and intersections as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) City Connecting Link Improvement Program, CCLIP.   Garden City, Larned and Cimarron, Kans. are all Southwest Kansas communities benefitting from CLIPP.   “Through our biparti...

Senator Marshall Holding Town Halls in Seven Southwest Kansas Communities

Judd WeilJuly 16, 2021

Starting today, July 16, U.S. Senator (Rep-Kans.) Roger Marshall, M.D., will be holding several town hall meetings until tomorrow, July 17, in several southwest Kansas counties.   The senator will be in Haskell, Seward, Meade, Gray, Kearny, Finney and Scott Counties.   The public is invited to attend the town halls to learn about federal legislative issues and ask Senator Mar...

Finney County High Plains Housing Development Corporation to Benefit From CSP Funds

Judd WeilJuly 16, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly announced on July 15, 26 Kansas nonprofit organizations, including the Finney County High Plains Housing Development Corporation, will receive more than $4 million in Community Service Tax Credits (CSP).   These CSP funds are meant to improve and enhance fundraising efforts for education, healthcare, childcare, and housing projects.   The CSP benefits for...

Search for Escaped ‘Dangerous Sexual Predator’ from Larned State Hospital Continues

Judd WeilJuly 14, 2021

The search for a dangerous sexual predator, John Freeman Colt, who escaped from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program of Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kans. on June 30, continues.   According to an update provided by Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett, shared on his Facebook page on July 12, the Pawnee County Local Emergency Preparedness Committee was updated by Pawnee County Sher...

LifeSave 22 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Showcase New Airbus Helicopter

Judd WeilJuly 13, 2021

In partnership with Western Plains Medical Center, LifeSave 22 based in Dodge City, Kansas will debut their new Airbus helicopter on July 15 at the Western Plains helipad with a ribbon cutting ceremony.   Lifesave 22 will share their insights on how the new aircraft will be used in life saving interventions across southwest Kansas.   The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at ...

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