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Kansas childcare director Kim Vanderhofe talks digital age, COVID Special

Mound Valley - Kim Vanderhofe, director of the Butterfly Funhouse Childcare in Mound Valley, Kansas, chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about being a childcare provider in the digital age, and how COVID-19 has impacted the field of childcare in Kansas.

James Wesley honored with coveted award in Parsons, Kansas

Mound Valley - Country artist James Wesley has a major reason to be proud. On November 1, he was honored with the "William and Allene Guthrie Van Meter Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award."

Alabama and The Beach Boys to play concert in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita - Acclaimed country band Alabama will be joined by special musical guests, The Beach Boys, for a show at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

Chicago - A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting "get out of my country" was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

Chicago - A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting "get out of my country," was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

James Wesley to perform at 2018 Mound Valley Flagpole Festival

Mound Valley - Country music fans and listeners of singer-songwriter James Wesley are in for a treat. On June 30, he will be performing at the at the 14th annual Flagpole Festival in Kansas.

Boy found with octopus lodged in throat released from hospital

A two-year-old Kansas boy who had an octopus lodged in his throat was released from the hospital, police say. Prosecutors have not yet determined whether to press charges

Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

Norovirus outbreak infects 600 at New Theater Restaurant

Overland Park - An outbreak of norovirus infections that has sickened more than 600 people who ate dinner at an Overland Park, Kansas dinner theater is the focus an intense investigation and a $40,000 cleanup.

Chipotle briefly closing all restaurants to talk food safety

It's been a bumpy year for Chipotle after frustrating outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, so the company has decided it's time to take a short break and have a meeting with employees to discuss this unpleasant situation.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin to begin drug testing welfare recipients next week

Milwaukee - No doubt about it, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dismal attempt at running for president was a spectacular failure, so perhaps now he's taking it out on those unlucky enough to need welfare assistance.

Op-Ed: Kansas limits ATM withdrawals to $25 for welfare recipients

Wichita - In a controversial move, Kansas will continue to implement a $25 limit on ATM withdrawals by welfare recipients, even though this restriction may violate federal law.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Kansas bill would tighten rules on how needy use government aid

Topeka - Lawmakers in Kansas are awaiting the signature of Republican Governor Sam Brownback to a bill that would change how the state's needy use cash assistance from the state. The money is part of the TANF program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Kansas now the fourth state with confirmed avian flu in poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday confirmed the presence of a virulent strain of the avian flu virus in poultry in Kansas. This discovery confirms the deadly virus has spread into the migratory bird route.

Ice cream recalled; CDC reports 3 Listeria-related deaths

Brenham - An outbreak of listeriosis has claimed the lives of three people, the CDC reports, saying that the cases are linked to Blue Bell ice cream. A total of five people were reported infected.

Kansas Governor declares October Zombie Preparedness Month

Topeka - Forget tornadoes, Dorothy and Toto, zombies are what Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is worried about, prompting him to declare October as Zombie Preparedness Month.

5-year-old girl dies in gun battle between police and kidnapper

Leavenworth - Cadence Harris went missing Friday and police went looking for her. Police caught up with the alleged kidnapper after a car chase. Authorities had run him off the road in a high-speed chase when he opened fire on them.

Op-Ed: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback embraced failed Reagan tax policies

Topeka - Governor Sam Brownback is a staunch conservative who invokes the name of Ronald Reagan, while bowing his head. In the state of Kansas, Brownback introduced supply side tax cuts, proven to be a miserable failure in the state of Kansas.

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.

Pedophile sting finds dwarf in van, urine

Longwood - Christopher Lanning embarked on an 18-hour cross-country journey to Florida with the intent of sleeping with an underage girl.

Pastafarianism now an official religion in Poland

The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster is now accepted as an official religion in Poland after a 2013 ruling was overturned on Tuesday.

March Madness: Underdog Stanford wins over number-two Kansas

March Madness lived up to its name Sunday when Stanford (10) defeated Kansas (2) in a nail-biter that surely broke millions of NCAA basketball brackets across the world.

Westboro Baptist Church founder, Fred Phelps, near death

Topeka - The controversial Fred Phelps Sr, founder of Westboro Baptist Church and "God Hates Fags", is reportedly near death in a hospice facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Three bodies found on Kansas farm, police searching for suspect

Ottawa - Police are investigating a farm 60 miles southwest of Kansas City after the bodies of a woman and two men were found on its premises.

Kansas GOP to legalize quarantine of HIV patients

The Kansas legislature is about to give the state the power to quarantine people with HIV and AIDS. It is expected that the legislation will become law within the next few weeks.

Nacho platter weighing 4,689 pounds breaks Guinness World Record

Lawrence - This past weekend a massive plate of nachos set a new standard for the biggest platter of nachos, creating the latest Guinness World Record for the category. The event happened in Lawrence, Kansas.

Santorum captures Kansas; Romney wins Wyoming

Rick Santorum had an easy victory in the Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas , but front-runner Mitt Romney was victorious in the Wyoming county caucuses.

Westboro tweets fake protest pic from Whitney Houston funeral

Newark - A picture tweeted by Margie Phelps on Twitter depicting what appears to be Westboro Baptist Church protest signs outside the Whitney Houston funeral has created a stir on the Internet after it was declared fake by several news media outlets.

Kansas residents mistake naval craft for UFO

Residents of Cowley County, Kansas were treated a few days ago to the sight of what seemed a UFO being towed on a truck along the U.S. Highway 77. The craft covered by tarpaulin seemed to everyone the shape of a flying saucer.
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Country artist James Wesley receives award in Mound Valley, Kansas
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The city formerly known as Topeka, Kansas
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A firefighter douses flames from the Anderson Creek wildfire in Kansas on March 25, 2016.
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