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Family Bull Riding Event Becomes Major Successful Community Endeavor

What began as a personal love for the sport and the business involved has become a community event. Kim Reyer had an inborn fondness for rodeos, prodded ... read the rest»

Northbound & Southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to State Avenue

MAJOR WEEKEND DAY LANE CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to just south of State Avenue will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE each ... read the rest»

AG Derek Schmidt: 294 crime victims to receive support

TOPEKA — The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board last week awarded financial assistance to 294 victims of violent crime at its August meeting, ... read the rest»


On Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13, Kansas Highway Patrol law enforcement officers participated in a statewide RAVE (Roving Aggressive Violation ... read the rest»

Original Sister-Ship to Earhart’s Plane Makes Final Journey Home to Atchison

ATCHISON — The world’s last known original 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E named "Muriel" began her journey home to Atchison on Monday, August ... 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
1894: Congress passes the first graduated income tax law, which is declared unconstitutional the next year.
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.

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