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Family Bull Riding Event Becomes Major Successful Community Endeavor

What began as a personal love for the sport and the business involved has become a community event. Kim Reyer had an inborn fondness for rodeos, prodded ... read the rest»

Northbound & Southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to State Avenue

MAJOR WEEKEND DAY LANE CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to just south of State Avenue will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE each ... read the rest»

AG Derek Schmidt: 294 crime victims to receive support

TOPEKA — The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board last week awarded financial assistance to 294 victims of violent crime at its August meeting, ... read the rest»

KHP RELEASES RESULTS FROM STATEWIDE ENFORCEMENT

On Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13, Kansas Highway Patrol law enforcement officers participated in a statewide RAVE (Roving Aggressive Violation ... read the rest»

Original Sister-Ship to Earhart’s Plane Makes Final Journey Home to Atchison

ATCHISON — The world’s last known original 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E named "Muriel" began her journey home to Atchison on Monday, August ... read the rest»

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Wamego Wrestling Club Results

USAWKS 2016 District 3 East Subdistrict 8 & Under 49 - Ayden Henson's place is 6th and has scored 3.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Ayden Henson (Wamego ... read the rest»

Wamego Wrestling Club Results

Western Kansas Classic: 8 & Under 67 - Carson Reves's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Carson Reves (wamego jr raider ... read the rest»

Wamego Junior Raider Results

Elementary 49-55 - Leolyn Karnowski's place is 3rd and has scored 5.00 team points. Round 1 - Leolyn Karnowski (Unattached) won by fall over Olyvia Besco ... read the rest»

Full results of the weekend’s Regional Wrestling Tournament.

Wamego and Rock Creek competed in a 4A tournament at Smoky Valley; St. Marys and Wabaunsee competed in a 3-2-1A tournament at Rossville. Wamego Results ... read the rest»
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Born August 23rd
1755: Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
August 23rd
in history
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.

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