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The American Red Cross and Disney Prepare Students for Disasters Through The Pillowcase Project

TOPEKA, KANS., Friday, August 28, 2015— As part of National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross and Disney renewed their commitment ... read the rest»

Manhattan Arts Center receives $ 30,000 gift to fund office remodeling project

The Manhattan Arts Center has received a $ 30,000 gift from the Jack Goldstein Charitable Trust to fund its office remodeling project. "MAC" is a nonprofit ... read the rest»

Take the Prepare Kansas online challenge

Forty-two Kansas counties have been declared major disaster areas this year due to severe weather events that swept through the state May 4 through June ... read the rest»

Prevent Falls Among Seniors in Four Steps

A K-State aging specialist speaks on the dangers of falling and how older adults can protect themselves. ****This news release from K-State Research ... 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 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.