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Wabaunsee County Fair draws participants for fun activities

The Wabaunsee County Fair was the place to be over the weekend and early this week for 4-H and Open Class competitors.... read the rest»

Annual Flush Picnic offers food, fun for all

Thousands of people were on hand for the annual Flush Picnic on Wednesday evening. The festivities featured the famous fried chicken dinner, a fancy work ... read the rest»

Schools, education parks awarded solar project funds

Fifteen Kansas organizations have won funding to soak up the sun’s energy as part of Westar Energy’s Solar Photovoltaic Project announced ... read the rest»

The Annual Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge Expands with Support from MENTOR and the Big 12 Conference

The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Big 12 Conference are joining the Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge to expand the reach and presence ... read the rest»

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Manhattan Optimist Moxie places 2nd in USSSA State Tournament

In a tournament of 19, the Manhattan Optimist Moxie placed 2nd and went 6-2 on the weekend; playing one game on Friday, one Saturday and 6 on Sunday. ... read the rest»

Moxie travels to Wichita for tournament

Manhattan Optimist Moxie had a rough outing this weekend in the 3rd Annual Xtreme Showdown played at TRYC in Wichita. Moxie went 0-3-1. The rain altered ... read the rest»

Manhattan Optimist Moxie went 8-2 and finished 3rd in the Summer Smash in Kansas City

The Manhattan Optimist Moxie team opened the weekend on Friday night with an 8:40 game against the Columbia Rockers; winning 14-0. Brynn Hammett was ... read the rest»

Moxie 18U competed well in Father's Day NIT tourney

Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18U competed well in this past weekend’s Fathers Day NIT tournament in Topeka. Moxie was 1-1 in pool play and an undefeated ... read the rest»

Flush Mudcats placed 3rd in Cowtown Showtown

The Flush Mudcats placed third at the USSSA 13U Class A Cowtown Showtown in Kansas City on Sunday, June 8. Pictured from left standing are: Coach Shawn ... read the rest»
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1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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in history
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.
1893: A machine for making shredded wheat breakfast cereal is patented.
1914: Germany declares war on Russia.
1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.

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