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Westar Energy warns customers of electric company imposters

Callers use threat of disconnection to get immediate payment. TOPEKA, — Westar Energy is alerting customers that imposters claiming to work for ... read the rest»

Nemaha County Coop pickup stolen

On September 28th, 2015 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office received a report from the Nemaha County Coop that a 1993 Chevrolet C3500 pickup had ... read the rest»

Kansas Businesses Honored For Safety Records

Topeka — The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Industrial Safety and Health (ISH) division and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., recognized three ... read the rest»

Sound Artist Tim Kaiser to perform at Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den

Audio/visual experimentalist and sound artist Tim Kaiser will make his NOTO Arts District debut next week when his "Inferior Planets Tour" stops at Two ... read the rest»

Body found in car at Fort Riley identified

A deceased woman found inside her car at Fort Riley, Kansas, Sept 22, has been positively identified by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner as Jessica Echevarria, ... read the rest»

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Mill Creek Valley Jr High Cross Country Results

At: Rock Creek Date: 9-29-2015 Weather: nice BOYS: 8th Grade: Luke Stuhlsatz 2nd 11:18 Brendan Dugger 34th 18:15 7th Grade: Austin Henderson 33rd 6:39 ... read the rest»

Rossville Rolls to 4-0

The defending 3A state champion Rossville Bulldawgs rolled to a convincing 62-14 victory over their Mid-East League rival, the Riley County Falcons for ... read the rest»

Mustang volleyball team traveled to Seneca

The Mustang volleyball team traveled to Seneca Saturday, Sept. 12, for the Nemaha Central 10-team tournament. The ladies easily defeated Riverside in ... read the rest»

KVA Announces 2015 Week 1 Volleyball Rankings

September 9, 2015, Topeka, KS -- The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Week 1 Volleyball Rankings sponsored by PrepVolleyball.... read the rest»

Wabaunsee girls first, boys second at Marysville

The Wabaunsee High School girls cross country team is off to a good start, winning its first meet in seven years at Marysvile on Saturday. Madeline Hess ... read the rest»
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Born October 7th
1907: Helen MacInnes, writer.
1931: Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader.
1934: Leroi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), playwright.
1935: Thomas Keneally, novelist, author of Schindler's Ark, the basis for the film Schindler's List.
1955: Yo Yo Ma, cellist.
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in history
1870: French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913: In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the father of scientific management. The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. American-Born Axis Sally.
1957: A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor (later called Sellafield) north of Liverpool, England, spreads radioactive iodine and polonium through the countryside and into the Irish Sea. Livestock in the immediate area were destroyed, along with 500,000 gallons of milk. At least 30, and possibly as many as 1,000, cancer deaths were subsequently linked to the accident.
1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.