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Monday, June 25, 2018

Baldwin City Blues - June 17-23

Compiled by Kevin Surbaugh


The Baldwin City Blues are 11-6 for the season.

Leauge Standings
Team Wins Loses Ties
Junction City Brigade   13    5    0
Topeka Golden Giants   13    5    0
Midwest A's   13    4    0
Baldwin City Blues   11    6    0
Liberty Monarchs    7    9    0
Kansas City Knights    6   12    0
Sabetha Lobos    5   11    0
Ottawa River Bandits    1   17    0


Monday's game in Junction City was canceled due to rain.  The two teams met again on Tuesday in Baldwin City, at which time they played in a doubleheader.

Monday Tuesday, June 18 19, 2018
Team Score
Baldwin City Blues  0
Junction City Brigade  4

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Team Score
Junction City Brigade   6
Baldwin City Blues   7

Thursday,  June 21, 2018
Team Score
Baldwin City Blues    3
Midwest A's    5

Friday,  June 22, 2018
Team Score
Baldwin City Blues   4
Midwest A's   6

Saturday,  June 23, 2018
Team Score
Baldwin City Blues   4
Midwest A's   12

Schedule:

Judge to Kobach, ACLU Wins, ACLU Sues Again

Kevin Surbaugh


Kris Kobach
Topeka, Kansas -­- Last Monday, United States District Court in Kansas, Judge Julie A. Robinson ruled in favor of the ACLU, that the Kris Kobach-inspired law that required Kansas voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship, is ­unconstitutional. In her ruling, she said the law imposes a burden without a reasonable ­justification. In addition, she ordered the former Constitutional law professor, current Secretary of State and Candidate for Governor to go back to law school and retake some classes.
The next day, the ACLU again filed suit (Moore v Kobach) against Kobach, this time the so-called "Crosscheck" program. In a statement the ACLU said,
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s deeply flawed and shoddily implemented “Crosscheck” program illegally exposed the sensitive personal data – including Social Security numbers and signatures -- of nearly 1,000 Kansas voters, an ACLU of Kansas lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court said.
According to the same press release, The class action suit is being brought on behalf of three individual plaintiffs—Scott Moore, James Long, and Nancy Perry—whose privacy was breached when Sec. Kobach’s office recklessly shared their personal information, including partial Social Security numbers, with Florida officials.

Jim Barnett
In response to the news, another candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor,
­ Jim Barnett said he was continuing to call for the end of use of CrossCheck, as he has done since December of last year. In his response, he said the multi-­state voter identification program run out of Secretary of State Kobach’s office, has been under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security following its unintended release of hundreds of voters’ personal information. Barnett said,
“If Kobach had ended the use of CrossCheck when we called on him to do so last year, everyone would be further along. Instead, Kobach tried to fix the flawed program and cost the state of Kansas and its taxpayers a lot of time and money. This is just one more reason he shouldn’t be governor,” Barnett said, “The next governor of Kansas should help Kansas save time and money, instead of clinging to programs that have proven to be both ineffective and costly to our state.”

A 2017 independent analysis of the CrossCheck program, Barnett said, found that for every one voter registration that cast a double vote, 200 voters that cast legal votes would have their registrations eliminated, suggesting the program is wrong 99% of the time.
Kobach said in his own statement that he will not stop fighting to protect the integrity of Kansas elections, despite the new lawsuit.
Calling it baseless, Kobach said,
"This ACLU lawsuit is yet another attack on secure and fair elections in America. The ACLU is attacking states that try to keep our voter rolls clean. I will fight them every step of the way. This lawsuit is completely baseless. There is no statute that is violated when states cooperate with each other to keep our voter rolls clean. The lawsuit also ignored the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court last week that approved Ohio's efforts to keep its voter rolls clean," Kobach said. "The people of Kansas will win this lawsuit."

He reiterated that people are registered in multiple states, opening up opportunities for double voting. According to his statement, his office has obtained convictions in eleven cases in the past three-years. He then said that other cases were "in the hopper" also.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Area Happenings - Week of June 24, 2018

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of  June 23, 2018.  To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.




July 3, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.



July 4, 2018

Fourth of July Party at the Pool


  • Free Admission
  • Free Hotdogs
  • Games



Location:
Baldwin City Community Pool

Baldwin City, KS

Time: 1-4 P.M.




July 7, 2018

Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Baldwin City Car Show and Soc Hop

Visit Baldwin City the Saturday after July 4th for a car show on the bricks organized by RustyMetal CarShow, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Baldwin City, Kansas. Plenty of fun activities for the whole family all day, ending with fireworks by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission.   
Fireworks will be at the Baldwin City Ball Field Complex. 


More details to come, but put it on your calendar now!

Location: Downtown Baldwin City
Baldwin City, KS




July 11, 2018

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Senior Mix

 The annual reunion of the Baldwin City Community Senior Mix is Wednesday, July 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church at 1018 Miami Street. Sponsored by the Ives Chapel United Methodist Women, this event is open to all senior citizens in the Baldwin City/Community area - from ages 55 to 105! There will be a special speaker, fellowship and refreshments provided.

Location: Ives Chapel
                  1018 Miami Street



July 14, 2018

Time:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Are you or someone you know getting married soon? You should absolutely visit the Baldwin City Wedding Walk! Spend a fun day with your wedding party and come away inspired.  Enjoy treats and giveaways as you peruse vendor booths and local businesses, meeting friendly folks with personalized products and services. Plus, enter to win a grand prize basket worth over $1,000 (and still growing!).  Spend the day, or a couple of hours, and learn what Baldwin City has to offer - from sweet, intimate ceremonies to splashy-artsy fun to old-fashioned and historical. Maybe even a smaller-scale royal wedding...?  Get acquainted with local vendors in a low-key, casual setting and find out what's possible. This is a free event, so bring your wedding party and make it a fun outing!


Lumber Yard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS




July 17, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.



July 20, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.





August 7, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.




August 21, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.



August 17, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.





September 4, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.



September 18, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.





October 2, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.





October 16, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.




October 20-21, 2018

Maple Leaf Festival

Location:
Downtown
Baldwin City, KS

Time: All Day both days




Every 4th Thursday of the Month
10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
Mobile Food Bank
Baldwin City New Life Assembly of God
118 5th St  Baldwin City, KS
Stay in your car, line up and drive through



Every Tuesday through October  
Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays
through October 2016
1402 Church Street
Eudora, KS.
In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods.
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


Every Wednesday through October
De Soto Farmer’s Market (Fresh Promise’s Market)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays through October 2016
at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm
9200 Kill Creek Road
De Soto, KS
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


Every Thursday through October 
Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market on Thursdays from
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
through September
at Cottin's Hardware & Rental back parking lot
1832 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS
Local vendors offer a variety of goods including produce, baked items, hot foods, meats, eggs, soaps, jams, jellies, herbs, fudge and much more!;


Every Friday through October
Perry Lecompton Farmers' Market
Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Bernie's parking lot
24 Hwy and Ferguson Road
Perry, KS

Visit the market to find fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts and more!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Enters with a Bang

Kevin Surbaugh

Tree and limb damage in
Baldwin City.
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
 The first day of summer Thursday had many Baldwin City residents cleaning up from storm damage the night before.
Late Wednesday night (June 20, 2018) a severe thunderstorm warning was issued around 10:30 p.m.Shortly thereafter the storm rolled through Baldwin City, knocking out power to a portion of the city, mostly between Ames and Orange Streets and west of Sixth Street. According to Rob Culley, the west and central feeders went down.  The west feeder was restored about midnight, but the central feeder took longer due to a tree that fell near Tenth and Grove that collapsed the main line. Power was restored to the central feeder about 3:45 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka said that the wind speeds were recorded at Forbes Field with speeds up to 78 miles per hour.  In their observation, it appeared to sustain those speeds, as the storm rolled through Baldwin City.  According to the National Weather Service, there was no rotation or microbursts but were straight-line winds. Here at the offices of the Gazette, the rain gauge showed about half an inch fell due to the storms.
Half an inch fell as winds rip
down trees and limbs around
Baldwin City.
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
Damage around town was of varying degrees, some had no damage, while others had a few limbs down. Still, others had who trees down and even some residents had structural or vehicle damage from the falling limbs.  One resident on Ninth Street had a fence that was falling over.








Other photos by Kevin Surbaugh


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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Area Happenings - Week of June 17

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of  June 16, 2018.  To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.




June 19, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.



July 4, 2018

Fourth of July Party at the Pool


  • Free Admission
  • Free Hotdogs
  • Games



Location:
Baldwin City Community Pool

Baldwin City, KS

Time: 1-4 P.M.




July 7, 2018

Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Baldwin City Car Show and Soc Hop

Visit Baldwin City the Saturday after July 4th for a car show on the bricks organized by RustyMetal CarShow, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Baldwin City, Kansas. Plenty of fun activities for the whole family all day, ending with fireworks by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission.   
Fireworks will be at the Baldwin City Ball Field Complex. 


More details to come, but put it on your calendar now!

Location: Downtown Baldwin City
Baldwin City, KS




July 11, 2018

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Senior Mix

 The annual reunion of the Baldwin City Community Senior Mix is Wednesday, July 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church at 1018 Miami Street. Sponsored by the Ives Chapel United Methodist Women, this event is open to all senior citizens in the Baldwin City/Community area - from ages 55 to 105! There will be a special speaker, fellowship and refreshments provided.

Location: Ives Chapel
                  1018 Miami Street



July 14, 2018

Time:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Are you or someone you know getting married soon? You should absolutely visit the Baldwin City Wedding Walk! Spend a fun day with your wedding party and come away inspired.  Enjoy treats and giveaways as you peruse vendor booths and local businesses, meeting friendly folks with personalized products and services. Plus, enter to win a grand prize basket worth over $1,000 (and still growing!).  Spend the day, or a couple of hours, and learn what Baldwin City has to offer - from sweet, intimate ceremonies to splashy-artsy fun to old-fashioned and historical. Maybe even a smaller-scale royal wedding...?  Get acquainted with local vendors in a low-key, casual setting and find out what's possible. This is a free event, so bring your wedding party and make it a fun outing!
Lumber Yard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS




July 20, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.






August 17, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.






October 20-21, 2018

Maple Leaf Festival

Location:
Downtown
Baldwin City, KS

Time: All Day both days




Every 4th Thursday of the Month
10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
Mobile Food Bank
Baldwin City New Life Assembly of God
118 5th St  Baldwin City, KS
Stay in your car, line up and drive through



Every Tuesday through October  
Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays
through October 2016
1402 Church Street
Eudora, KS.
In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods.
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


Every Wednesday through October
De Soto Farmer’s Market (Fresh Promise’s Market)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays through October 2016
at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm
9200 Kill Creek Road
De Soto, KS
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


Every Thursday through October 
Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market on Thursdays from
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
through September
at Cottin's Hardware & Rental back parking lot
1832 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS
Local vendors offer a variety of goods including produce, baked items, hot foods, meats, eggs, soaps, jams, jellies, herbs, fudge and much more!;


Every Friday through October
Perry Lecompton Farmers' Market
Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Bernie's parking lot
24 Hwy and Ferguson Road
Perry, KS

Visit the market to find fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts and more!

Baldwin City Blues - June 11-16, 2018

Compiled by Kevin Surbaugh


The Baldwin City Blues are 9-3 for the season.


Monday, June 11, 2018
Team Score
Baldwin City Blues  10
Topeka Golden Giants  18

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Team Score
Topeka Golden Giants   7
Baldwin City Blues   9

Thursday,  June 14, 2018
Team Score
Midwest A's   8
Baldwin City Blues    10

Friday,  June 15, 2018
Team Score
Midwest A's   6
Baldwin City Blues    2

Saturday,  June 16, 2018
Team Score
Midwest A's   4
Baldwin City Blues   5

Schedule:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Governor Colyer Announces Launch of KanTrack Website

Press Release


Topeka- Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. Friday, announced the launch of the state’s new KanTrack website, which is a hub used to track performance metrics of state agencies. These metrics measure the most critical functions of their respective agencies and make that information readily available to the public at the click of a button.
“When I became governor one of my first actions was to sign a series of executive orders aimed at increasing government transparency, including through the creation of the KanTrack website” said Governor Colyer. This website will increase the public’s ability to observe the efficiency of government agencies, be informed on how we are performing and allow them to take a more active role in the governing process. The launch of this site was important to me because I believe transparency is the key to better accountability and accountability is the key to getting real results.”
In February, Governor Colyer signed Executive Order 18-07 ordering the creation of the KanTrack dashboard to make key performance measures for Kansas Executive Branch Cabinet-level agencies publicly accessible. Governor Colyer remains committed to improving the transparency, efficiency, and responsiveness of Kansas government.
The website can be viewed at https://admin.ks.gov/kpi.

From the KDHE

Press Release


KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Recycling Grants  
51 individual grants distributed to recipients across Kansas

TOPEKA –  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management has announced the recipients of waste tire recycling grants. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. The grants total nearly $468,000 for 2018.
The waste tire recycling grants go toward funding safe surfacing at playgrounds, running tracks, picnic tables and benches made from waste tires. This year’s 51 individual waste tire recycling grants range from $209 to $61,213.50. The grants are funded through a 25-cent tax paid on the purchase of new tires. The list of grantees can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/waste/grants/SFY18WTGSpreadsheetFinal.pdf.
For more information on KDHE’s waste reduction grant opportunities and application procedures, visit www.kdheks.gov/waste.  





Measles Outbreak Declared Over

TOPEKA – Nearly three months after the initial outbreak of measles at a Johnson County day care, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) declares the outbreak over. The conclusion of the outbreak was made official on May 28, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided final specimen testing results. A measles outbreak is considered over when no additional cases have been identified, and two incubation periods (42 days) have passed. Counties affected by the outbreak included Johnson, Linn, and Miami.

“We are happy and relieved that this outbreak has concluded,” said KDHE State Epidemiologist Dr. Farah Ahmed. “Because of the unfortunate circumstance of this starting in a daycare environment where many children were too young to be vaccinated, we and local health departments were challenged to track those infected and make sure the public took appropriate precautions. Most people followed instructions, and we were able to contain the outbreak without major health complications,” Dr. Ahmed said.

KDHE emphasizes that the best way to prevent measles and many other diseases is through vaccinations. KDHE provides vaccines through a network of local public and private providers across the state, through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. VFC is a federally-funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. A child is eligible for the VFC program if he/she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:
·         Medicaid-eligible
·         Uninsured
·         Underinsured (has insurance that does not cover vaccines, does not cover a particular vaccine or has a dollar cap on vaccines and that cap has been reached)
·         American Indian or Alaska Native

There is no cost for the vaccine; however, there may be an office visit charge or an administration fee. For a list of Kansas VFC providers, visit http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/vfc_program.html.
Uninsured adults may find vaccines available at Federally Qualified Health Centers or Rural Health Centers and at some local health departments. Many private providers and pharmacies provide vaccine for insured people. HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a resource for locating vaccines in communities https://vaccinefinder.org/



KDHE Posts Overview of Plan and Invites Comments for VW Settlement  
Comment period runs from June 1 – July 2


TOPEKA – Beginning, Friday, June 1, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will post online the Kansas Plan for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust and will collect comments on the content through July 2. The trust was created pursuant to the 2016 U.S. Department of Justice partial consent decree to settle claims against the automaker Volkswagen. As part of the settlement, Volkswagen is required to allocate $2.7 billion toward an Environmental Mitigation Trust to fund diesel emission reduction projects.

In 2017, KDHE was designated as the lead agency to act on behalf of the trust for the state of Kansas. This includes distributing funds totaling more than $15 million, which may be used on eligible projects ranging from the replacement of older diesel-fueled equipment to the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

To view the plan and for more information about the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, visit www.kdheks.gov/bar/air-monitor/dieselgrant/dieselvw.html. To submit comments via email, send to kdhe.ksvwsettlement@ks.gov. Comments must be received by July 2.

Area Happenings - Week of June 10

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of  June 9, 2018.  To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.


June 11, 2018


For the Adults:
Author Event
Location:
Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: ?? P.M.




June 15, 2018

5-9 P.M.
Wine Fest

718 High St
Lotatorium
Baldwin City, KS


Don't miss out! This summer, Winefest returns to Baldwin City with...
Wine. Food. Music.
...and the Lumberyard Art Center's 3rd Friday Artwork and shopping.

Tickets: $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Online purchases will be $21.83 with fees.  Online or in the Chamber office at 718 High Street. Ticket price includes entry to the event, plus 2 samples from each winery present.

Save the date now, and more information on vendors and tickets will be available soon!




June 15, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.




June 19, 2018

Baldwin City Council Meeting
Location: Baldwin City Library
800 7th Street
Baldwin City, KS
Time: 7 P.M.



July 7, 2018

Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Baldwin City Car Show and Soc Hop

Visit Baldwin City the Saturday after July 4th for a car show on the bricks organized by RustyMetal CarShow, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Baldwin City, Kansas. Plenty of fun activities for the whole family all day, ending with fireworks by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission. More details to come, but put it on your calendar now!

Location: Downtown Baldwin City
Baldwin City, KS




July 11, 2018

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Senior Mix

 The annual reunion of the Baldwin City Community Senior Mix is Wednesday, July 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church at 1018 Miami Street. Sponsored by the Ives Chapel United Methodist Women, this event is open to all senior citizens in the Baldwin City/Community area - from ages 55 to 105! There will be a special speaker, fellowship and refreshments provided.

Location: Ives Chapel
                  1018 Miami Street



July 14, 2018

Time:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Are you or someone you know getting married soon? You should absolutely visit the Baldwin City Wedding Walk! Spend a fun day with your wedding party and come away inspired.  Enjoy treats and giveaways as you peruse vendor booths and local businesses, meeting friendly folks with personalized products and services. Plus, enter to win a grand prize basket worth over $1,000 (and still growing!).  Spend the day, or a couple of hours, and learn what Baldwin City has to offer - from sweet, intimate ceremonies to splashy-artsy fun to old-fashioned and historical. Maybe even a smaller-scale royal wedding...?  Get acquainted with local vendors in a low-key, casual setting and find out what's possible. This is a free event, so bring your wedding party and make it a fun outing!
Lumber Yard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS




July 20, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.






August 17, 2018

Third Friday Artwalk

Location:
Lumberyard Arts Center
718 High Street
Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6:30-8:30  P.M.






October 20-21, 2018

Maple Leaf Festival

Location:
Downtown
Baldwin City, KS

Time: All Day both days




Every 4th Thursday of the Month
10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
Mobile Food Bank
Baldwin City New Life Assembly of God
118 5th St  Baldwin City, KS
Stay in your car, line up and drive through



Every Tuesday through October  
Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays
through October 2016
1402 Church Street
Eudora, KS.
In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods.
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


Every Wednesday through October
De Soto Farmer’s Market (Fresh Promise’s Market)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays through October 2016
at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm
9200 Kill Creek Road
De Soto, KS
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


Every Thursday through October 
Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market on Thursdays from
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
through September
at Cottin's Hardware & Rental back parking lot
1832 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS
Local vendors offer a variety of goods including produce, baked items, hot foods, meats, eggs, soaps, jams, jellies, herbs, fudge and much more!;


Every Friday through October
Perry Lecompton Farmers' Market
Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Bernie's parking lot
24 Hwy and Ferguson Road
Perry, KS

Visit the market to find fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts and more!

CDC Report: Kansas ranks 19th in Sucide Rates, experiencing dramatic increase

Press Release


TOPEKA – Suicide is a tragic reality in our state and throughout the rest of the country. Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its latest Vital Signs series, which addresses a single, important public health topic each month. This month’s edition looks at suicide rates across the United States. The report details a dramatic increase in incidents of suicide in Kansas, particularly among females. The state ranked 19th overall, and fifth for an overall change. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) also tracks this cause of death through its division of Vital Statistics. This information is shared with our federal partners for reports such as this.
“Many of us have been personally impacted by this unfortunate reality,” said Dr. Greg Lakin, KDHE Chief Medical Officer. “It’s important that everyone, whether it’s a medical professional, family, friends or co-workers, take an active role in offering help before it’s too late.”
The CDC report indicates the following:
In 2016, nearly 45,000 suicides occurred in the U.S. among people 10 years and older. From 1999-2016, suicide rates increased in nearly every state, with 25 states experiencing increases of more than 30 percent each.
Data from 27 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System in 2015 indicate that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.
A range of factors contributes to suicide beyond mental health conditions alone, including relationship, substance use, physical health, job, financial and legal problems.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) offers programs and services to address suicide. It also heads the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council, that produced the Kansas Suicide Prevention Subcommittee 2017 Annual Report, which outlines steps the State is taking to regarding this issue.
“Too many Kansans are lost to suicide each year,” said KDADS Secretary Tim Keck. “It’s imperative that we continue to make suicide prevention a top priority, by promoting public awareness of the issue, evaluating risk factors and encouraging appropriate treatments and interventions.”
  • Suicide warning signs include the following:
  • Feeling like a burden
  • Being isolated
  • Increased anxiety
  • Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Increased substance use
  • Looking for a way to access lethal means
  • Increased anger or rage
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Expressing hopelessness
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Talking or posting about wanting to die
  • Making plans for suicide

Suicide has risk and protective factors similar to other behavioral health issues. Kansas has many resources available, ranging from prevention and behavioral health promotion strategies to guidance in responding effectively to suicidal thoughts, plans, and actions. Learn more about how to support friends, family, and neighbors after a suicide attempt. To learn more, visit the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Kansas at 785-841-2345, or 800-273-8255. Free and confidential crisis counseling is available 24/7. Other resources include Kansas chat, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and Lifeline Chat.
For behavioral health, mental health or medical resources in your area, please visit the Local Resources page of KansasSuicidePrevention.org or dial 211. KDADS also offers training regarding suicide prevention.