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Southwest Kansas Forage Conference planned for Feb. 17 in Garden City

****This news release from K-State Research and Extension is posted at ... read the rest»

State Treasurer’s Office Announces New Assistant State Treasurer

TOPEKA — The State Treasurer’s Office announced today the promotion of Jennifer Hermann to assistant state treasurer and the resignation of ... read the rest»

Shopping at the Volland Store - a tradition returns!

Volland Store Holiday Mercantile: Rural | Urban December 12-13 11 am to 7 pm 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS halfway between Alma and Alta Vista on Volland ... read the rest»

4th Annual Kansas Freedom Index Released

Wichita — In advance of the upcoming session Kansas Policy Institute released a new scorecard tracking votes from the 2015 legislative session. ... read the rest»

Kansas Regional Advisory Committee Meeting to be held

The Kansas Regional Advisory Committee will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the Westar Professional Development Center, 801 NE Hwy ... read the rest»

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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»

Bulldawgs take down Panthers

The number one team in class 3A survived a stiff challenge from St. Mary’s Colgan in Sectional play last Friday night. Rossville used a well balanced ... read the rest»

Win and Advance

The Rossville Bulldawgs completed a fantastic week of play in the first round of the 2015 3A state playoffs. By winning their Bi-District and Regional ... read the rest»

Rossville Wins Shootout

The latest edition of the best rivalry in the state did not disappoint for a half of football last Thursday night. The Silver Lake Eagles came out swinging ... read the rest»

State XC change in awards times

The Smoke Signal received word after press time that the awards times for the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday were sent incorrectly. The race times ... read the rest»
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Born December 1st
1863: Oliver Herford, American humorist and poet.
1886: Rex Stout, writer, creator of detective character Nero Wolfe.
1913: Mary Martin, American actress.
1925: Martin Rodbell, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.
1935: Woody Allen [Allen Stewart Konigsberg], American actor, writer and director.
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in history
1581: Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.
1861: The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000. Serving aboard Confederate blockade runners.
1862: President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.
1863: Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.
1881: Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. Tombstone's Boothill.