Kansas lost a state treasure in November 2017. No, it did not burn down, it did not collapse, and it was not razed. It was simply unincorporated. This landmark was the tiny town of Freeport, the smallest incorporated city in Kansas. Early History of Freeport Located in Harper County, Freeport began its existence as Midlothian (a Scottish word meaning “midland”), just two or three … Continue reading Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas
Looking for a good way to keep up with daily agriculture-related headlines? Give Kansas Ag Connection a try! Subscribers to On the Range, our weekly country living update (read more), may already be familiar with this site as a source for some of our headlines. There’s a reason for that. Kansas Ag Connection is a clutter-free aggregator of news stories and press releases of interest … Continue reading Kansas Ag Connection
Did you know that Homestead on the Range offers three different ways to keep up with the latest country living information? On the Range. Your weekly country living update! With a free subscription to On the Range newsletter, not only will you receive notice of the latest posts, you will also learn about additions to the bookshelf, new photos in the gallery, and important post … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stay Posted
On the Range, your country living update, has a fresh look! The new simplified design for this free weekly newsletter allows for easier reading, no matter what device or program you use to read emails. Not a subscriber? Sign up today to start receiving information you can use: Timely tips. Headlines that affect you. Fun facts. Food for thought. Reading challenge hints. The latest additions … Continue reading On the Range Gets a New Look
Looking for seasonal reminders and fun things to do this February? We have moved our monthly Get Ready updates to On the Range, our free weekly country living newsletter. Subscribing is easy! Just follow this link and enter your email address. You can start receiving your weekly newsletter as early as tomorrow! Other features you can look forward to include: Links to our latest posts. … Continue reading Getting Ready for February 2017?
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, primarily to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 2 million people in the United States are infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year. The concern is that extensive use of antibiotics in the food supply will increase the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria. The … Continue reading New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf
United States President Donald Trump (R): 276 electoral votes Hillary Clinton (D): 218 electoral votes United States Senate Jerry Moran* (R): 62% of vote Patrick Wiesner (D): 32% Robert Garrard (L): 6% United States House of Representatives 1st District Roger Marshall (R): 66% Alan LaPolice (I): 26% Kerry Burt (L): 7% 2nd District Lynn Jenkins* (R): 61% Britani Potter (D): 32% James … Continue reading 2016 Kansas Election Results
Interested in tracking the progress of that important or controversial piece of legislation? LegiScan’s bill tracking tool makes it easy. There are several ways you can use this online tool: Pick a specific bill and follow its progress. Track the activities of a committee. Find out what is happening in a branch of legislature. LegiScan works great on both state and federal levels. You don’t … Continue reading LegiScan Bill Tracking
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We have updated our series on big predators in Kansas! Our mountain lion post now includes: New sightings. Additional information on old sightings. More information on where the mountain lions came from. A link to a handy interactive map of sightings. We have also added a new sighting and some additional details to our black bear post. Continue reading Big Predators Return to Kansas—Updated!