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Representative Jerry Henry to file for 1st Senate District

TOPEKA — Jerry Henry, of Atchison, today announced he will file to run for the Kansas Senate in the 1st District, which includes Atchison, Brown, ... read the rest»

WTC Control

Wamego — WTC announced today the release of WTC Control, our new home monitoring product. WTC Control combines the features of home automation and ... read the rest»

Play “Pick 3” Twice a Day Starting February 7

TOPEKA — Starting Sunday, February 7, the Kansas Lottery’s Pick 3 game will be drawn twice a day, giving players twice as many chances to ... read the rest»

KWU Presents Concert Featuring Wind Ensemble and Orchestras

Salina — The Kansas Wesleyan Department of Music presents its Winter Band-Orchestras Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Sams Chapel, ... read the rest»

Westar Energy schedules conference call to discuss 2015 results.

Topeka — On Feb. 24, 2016, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) plans to release 4th quarter and year end 2015 earnings after market close. On Thursday, ... read the rest»

Sports top 5

Rock Creek Basketball

Boys The Rock Creek varsity boys had two games this week one that was great and one that was not so hot. They started off the week on Monday, ... read the rest»

Friday nights game

We will not be playing a 9th (C-team) girls game at Clay Center this Friday, Dec.... read the rest»

Wamego wrestling results

The Wamego Red Raider grapplers placed third at their home invitational on Saturday, with Alec Pierson and Tyler Patrick winning their events. "We had ... read the rest»

Dawgs Repeat

Rossville fans went through a season of runaway victories wondering if a challenge was available in class 3A. On Saturday in the state championship game ... read the rest»
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Born February 8th
1906: Chester F. Carlson, physicist, inventor of xerography, the electrostatic dry-copy process.
1906: Henry Roth, writer (Call it Sleep).
1911: Elizabeth Bishop, poet.
1926: Neal Cassaday, writer, counterculture proponent.
1931: James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant).
February 8th
in history
1862: Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.
1865: Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.
1887: Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.
1900: British General Buller is beaten at Ladysmith, South Africa as the British flee over the Tugela River.
1904: In a surprise attack at Port Arthur, Korea, the Japanese disable seven Russian warships.

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