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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 20th
1874: Charles Ives, composer.
1884: Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born film actor famous for his portrayal of Count Dracula (1931).
1891: Sir James Chadwick, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the neutron.
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
October 20th
in history
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.
1924: Baseball's first 'colored World Series' is held in Kansas City, Mo. The talented athletes of the negro leagues.
1938: Czechoslovakia, complying with Nazi policy, outlaws the Communist Party and begins persecuting Jews. The unprecedented Nuremberg Trial.
1940: German troops reach the approaches to Moscow. Red Stars Over Berlin.

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