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Take the Prepare Kansas online challenge

Forty-two Kansas counties have been declared major disaster areas this year due to severe weather events that swept through the state May 4 through June ... read the rest»

Prevent Falls Among Seniors in Four Steps

A K-State aging specialist speaks on the dangers of falling and how older adults can protect themselves. ****This news release from K-State Research ... read the rest»

Rodeo announcer to be a major part of the 2015 American Royal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Stewart looks at his job from many angles. He is a researcher, a statistician and an entertainer. He has the unique ability ... read the rest»

#KCTRAFFIC METRO AREA WEEKEND TRAVEL ALERT SUMMARY

Below you will find a summary of the weekend traffic closures occurring across the Kansas City Metro Area this weekend, Friday-Monday, August 28-31, weather ... read the rest»

Today's News from the University of Kansas

* Study shows that despite trauma, journalists in Iraq dedicated to profession ... read the rest»

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Manhattan Optimist Moxie finishes 2nd of 22 teams in the USSSA Kansas State Tournament

Manhattan Optimist Moxie finished 2nd of 22 teams in the USSSA Kansas State Tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The rains Friday pushed back ... read the rest»

Moxie Softball Results - Summer Blast - Topeka

Manhattan Optimist Moxie went 1-3 in this weekend's tournament in Topeka. In the opening pool play game, Moxie faced NCK Adrenaline. Alexis Wilson went ... read the rest»

Manhattan Optimist Moxie earns second in Bite Outta the Little Apple Tournament

Manhattan Optimist Moxie started their summer season with a 4-2 record and 2nd place hardware to show for their efforts. In pool play that started on ... read the rest»
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
0: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph