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Miss Pottawatomie results

The pageant was held Thursday July 30th at the Onaga High School Auditorium. The ladies competed in an interview competition, creative and performing ... read the rest»

Harry’s Earns Wine Spectator 2015 Restaurant Award

—Harry’s Among 3,600 Winners; Full 2015 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August 31 Issue—— Manhattan, KS (July ... read the rest»

‘Big Red One’ to bid farewell to commanding general, welcome new leader

FORT RILEY, Kansas - After two years of serving as the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is set ... read the rest»

State Fire Marshal issues warnings and information regarding colored powders used in popular Kansas events

TOPEKA -- On June 27, 2015 at Formosa Fun Coast in New Taipei City, Taiwan, approximately 500 people were injured and burned when a fireball engulfed ... read the rest»

Consumer Corner: Check credit reports regularly for signs of fraud

You’ve probably seen those commercials on TV — the ones offering you a free credit report or credit score. Many of these companies are trying ... read the rest»

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Manhattan Optimist Moxie finishes 2nd of 22 teams in the USSSA Kansas State Tournament

Manhattan Optimist Moxie finished 2nd of 22 teams in the USSSA Kansas State Tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The rains Friday pushed back ... read the rest»

Moxie Softball Results - Summer Blast - Topeka

Manhattan Optimist Moxie went 1-3 in this weekend's tournament in Topeka. In the opening pool play game, Moxie faced NCK Adrenaline. Alexis Wilson went ... read the rest»

Manhattan Optimist Moxie earns second in Bite Outta the Little Apple Tournament

Manhattan Optimist Moxie started their summer season with a 4-2 record and 2nd place hardware to show for their efforts. In pool play that started on ... read the rest»
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Born August 3rd
1887: Rupert Brooke, English poet who mainly wrote about World War I.
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
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in history
1610: Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1692: French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerke in the Netherlands.
1805: Mohammed Ali becomes the new ruler of Egypt.
1807: The trial of Aaron Burr begins. He is accused of plotting the secession of New England.
1864: Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.

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