Scott County Kansas

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

A southwest Kansas lake has been closed and two have been issued public health warnings due to blue-green algae blooms.

As the Topeka Capital-Journal reports, officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday that Hodgeman State Fishing Lake, in Hodgeman County, was closed and Lake Scott State Park in Scott County and Sam’s Pond in Hamilton County were each issued public health warnings due to harmful algal blooms.

Courtesy El Quartelejo Museum

There is no Trump in Kansas, but Scott County has Pence.

Not that there is evidence of political aspirations in this little town. It sits just off Cherokee Road, surrounded by treeless farmland, where it has been floundering for more than a century.

It’s unlikely that its founder, J.W. Pence, has any blood connection to Vice President Mike Pence – or that the 85 percent of Scott County voters who supported the Trump/Pence ticket did so because there was a town of Pence in their county.

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The top ag revenue counties in Kansas are not in the east where water flows freely in rivers and creeks.  The top producers are in the dry west according to Drovers Cattle Network.