www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita, Winfield firms selected to pitch their plans at area investor conference -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Wichita hires new director for parks department -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to return to Intrust Bank Arena on Dec. 5 -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Suspect in custody after stabbing near Harry and Rock -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Stephen King to speak at Wichita's Hughes Metroplex on Nov. 14 -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

ICM signs agreements to manage ethanol plants -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Bull riders coming to Kansas Star Arena -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Budget proposals include new Kansas park

Published on -4/15/2013, 8:12 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The budgets proposed by the Kansas House and Senate include a plan to buy land in northeast Kansas for a new park.

The state parks department says it wants to buy 824 acres in Jefferson County for a park that would be used primarily for hunting and hiking.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/10X0vti ) the three parcels of land in southern Jefferson County, east of Perry, have an appraised value of $1.2 million.

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is proposing that the land be purchased with Pittman-Roberston funds, which come from a tax on hunting and fishing equipment that is collected by the federal government and distributed to the states.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos