St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation Kicks Off Fund-Raiser

A fund drive letter went out this week from the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation. This year's goal is $65,000.  Hospital Communications Director Todd Consbruck tells KTIC what the funds wo... Read More

Organizations Call Executive Order on Immigration Good First Step

Farmworker Justice says as many as 450-thousand farmworkers and spouses could qualify for relief under President Obama’s executive order on immigration - according to The Hagstrom Report. With protection against the fear of deportation - the organi... Read More

Shipping season to close on upper Mississippi River, earliest ever

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter closure on records that date back to 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. "Th... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY NOV 25, 2014

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    335    Beans - 981 Oakland    Corn -    326     Beans - 974 Tekamah    Corn -    326    Beans - 974 West Point    Corn -    332    Beans - 976 East Grain Hub    Corn... Read More

Animal Scientist Funston Gets Regional Extension Award

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award for the North Central Region from Cooperati... Read More

Monarchs Win Big

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lane Napier ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns and Aquinas Catholic rushed for 308 of its 322 yards while defeating turnover-plagued Hartington Cedar Catholic 40-6 in the Class C2 championship game Tuesday. Aquinas (12-1) won... Read More

Calving Schools Planned in January

COLBY, Kan. – With calving season just around the corner, K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools in five locations, with a focus on challenges producers can face during this critical period. Veterinarian Dave Rethorst, with the... Read More

USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion... Read More

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Divis... Read More

Yarger's Diamond Center Closing After 65 Years In West Point

Jim Yarger has decided to close the doors to the business his father started 65 years ago. Yarger Jewelry has been part of West Point since 1948. "He (his father) decided he wanted to start a jewelry store. He had a little bit of watchmaking exper... Read More

NFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment'

The National Farmers Union calls the EPA’s decision to delay the Renewable Fuels Standard requirements for 2014  disappointing but a hopeful opportunity that will allow EPA time to get the targets right.  NFU President Roger Johnson said “the p... Read More