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Kansas receives Small Business Administration disaster declaration

The state of Kansas has been granted a Small Business Administration disaster declaration due to flooding, flash flooding and severe storms for the period Sept. 1-3, 2018. The declaration includes Riley County and the contiguous counties of Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee and Washington. Eligible homeowners and renters, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in these counties may apply for low-interest …

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69th Troop Command welcomes incoming commander

By 1st Lt. Lauren Orr 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Col. Dave Johnson relinquished command of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 69th Troop Command to Lt. Col. Michelle Hannah during a change of command ceremony Sept. 8 at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt, commander of the Kansas Army National …

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Staff Sgt. Ricky Larry Gonzales

  Staff Sgt. Ricky Larry Gonzales, 32, of Holton, Kansas, died Sept. 5, 2018, at St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born September 27, 1985, in Hays, Kansas, the son of Julian H. and Vicky (Werth) Gonzales. He grew up in Victoria and Russell. Gonzales was a delivery driver for the Mission Critical Home Health Supplies of Topeka. He was a …

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Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Nominations will open October 1 for the annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, sponsored by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Freedom Award is the highest award that can be bestowed on an employer and the Secretary of Defense will personally present the award in a ceremony at the Pentagon. Nominations for the Freedom Award must …

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Emergency Management 101: Planning and Mitigation

By Steve Larson Public Affairs Office Planning and mitigation. Two sides of the same coin in the pocket of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. On one side, analyzing the threats faced by the state and making plans to address them. On the other side, taking action to head off or reduce the damages those threats can cause. “Emergency management …

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