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Task force to examine use of drones in public, private sectors

A task force has been named to identify ways state agencies can incorporate drones into their operations. The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Joint Task ... read the rest»

Ranchers Must Have Veterinary Directive For Medicated Cattle Feeds

Beginning the first of the year, cattlemen who regularly use medicated feed for performance enhancement will be limited. That’s the "meat" of the ... read the rest»

FREE STATE PARK DAY ENCOURAGES HEALTHY OUTDOOR RECREATION

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism partner to offer Healthy Trails Adventure Day, Oct. 1 When ... read the rest»

KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL INDUCTION AND GRADUATION CEREMONY IS AUG. 27

The Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame induction, graduation and commissioning ceremonies will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Kansas Highway ... read the rest»

2016 RCGS programs

2016 RCGS programs are sponsored by Riley County Genealogical Society http://www.rileycgs.com/ All programs are open to the public and free to attend.... read the rest»

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Wamego Wrestling Club Results

USAWKS 2016 District 3 East Subdistrict 8 & Under 49 - Ayden Henson's place is 6th and has scored 3.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Ayden Henson (Wamego ... read the rest»

Wamego Wrestling Club Results

Western Kansas Classic: 8 & Under 67 - Carson Reves's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Carson Reves (wamego jr raider ... read the rest»

Wamego Junior Raider Results

Elementary 49-55 - Leolyn Karnowski's place is 3rd and has scored 5.00 team points. Round 1 - Leolyn Karnowski (Unattached) won by fall over Olyvia Besco ... read the rest»

Full results of the weekend’s Regional Wrestling Tournament.

Wamego and Rock Creek competed in a 4A tournament at Smoky Valley; St. Marys and Wabaunsee competed in a 3-2-1A tournament at Rossville. Wamego Results ... read the rest»
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Born August 24th
1899: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (Ficciones).
1905: Arthur Big Boy Crudup, blues singer, a major influence on Elvis Presley.
1915: Alice H.B. Sheldon, science fiction writer and artist, CIA photo-intelligence operative, lecturer at American University and major in the U.S. Army Air Force.
1929: Yasir Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Movement.
1951: Oscar Hijeulos, novelist (The Mambo Kings play Songs of Love.
August 24th
in history
1896: Thomas Brooks is shot and killed by an unknown assailant, begining a six year feud with the McFarland family.
1912: By an act of Congress, Alaska is given a territorial legislature of two houses.
1942: In the battle of the Eastern Solomons, the third carrier-versus-carrier battle of the war, U.S. naval forces defeat a Japanese force attempting to screen reinforcements for the Guadalcanal fighting.
1948: Edith Mae Irby becomes the University of Arkansas' first African-American student.
1954: Congress outlaws the Communist Party in the United States.

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