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NRCS announces deadline for EQIP funding in Kansas

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, announced an application evaluation cutoff date of November 21, ... read the rest»

CORRECTED: Custom Woods looking at expansion

Editor's Note: This is a corrected version. In the print edition, the wrong business was listed. The Smoke Signal apologizes and regrets any inconvenience.... read the rest»

‘Big Red One’ to reactivate storied engineer battalion

More than eight years ago, the 82nd Engineer Battalion was deactivated in Bamberg, Germany, as part of the Army’s modular force structure realignment ... read the rest»

Meet the Author

Meet Manhattan resident and author Jim Sharp at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. Sharp will talk about his ... read the rest»

MCV JH Cross Country results Oct. 11

Mill Creek Valley Jr High Cross Country Results At: Riley County Date: 10-11-2014 Weather: Cool, calm BOYS: 7th Grade: Luke Stuhlsatz 1st 5:50 Eli ... read the rest»

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MCV Jr High cross country MEL

Mill Creek Valley Jr High Cross Country Results At: MEL (Riley County) Date: 10-16-2014 Weather: Warm, light wind BOYS: 7th Grade: Luke Stuhlsatz 1st 5:37 ... read the rest»

Lady Raider doubles team advances to state

Ashley Faiola and Ashlyn Helus (3-2), finishing 6th place at Regional tennis at Topeka-Hayden. Their sixth place finish qualified them for the 4A State ... read the rest»

2014 Wamego Middle School 7th grade volleyball wrap-up

Wamego 7th grade Middle School 2014 Volleyball Kicking off the Volleyball season with games starting Sept. 2 at Rock Creek saw the Raiders A-team quickly ... read the rest»

2014 Wamego Middle School 8th Grade Volleyball wrap-up

The Eighth Grade Raider volleyball team had high expectations on and off the court this season. The Lady Raiders started the season off strong fighting ... read the rest»

Rossville Bulldawgs cage the Centralia Panthers

In a battle of state ranked unbeaten teams the #5 Centralia Panthers fell to the #2 Rossville Bulldawgs at Riggins Field in front of a large crowd on ... read the rest»
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1942: Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.Sub-Task Force Goalpost in the crucible of Operation Torch.
1950: North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.Retreating and advancing in a single day.
1959: The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.
1961: Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.
1967: The March on the Pentagon, protesting American involvement in Vietnam , draws 50,000 protesters.The infamous Pentagon Papers give insights into the Johnson administration's thinking on the Vietnam War.

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