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Trinkle graduated U.S. Army War Coolege

Colonel Laura R. Trinkle has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies.... read the rest»

Habitat to offer free screening of "The Wizard of Oz"

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) and The Columbian Theatre are hosting a FREE screening of the original film "The Wizard of Oz" at 4:00 p.... read the rest»

Sen. Moran Hosts Listening Tour Stop in Pottawatomie County

Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently hosted a Kansas Listening Tour Stop in Westmoreland, Kan. Pottawatomie County residents attended and shared feedback ... read the rest»

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Heading to Tonganoxie, KS, August 8-9

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Tonganoxie, Kan., August 8-9, 2014. The two-day event at the Leavenworth ... read the rest»

Blue Hawaii Featured at Sundown Film Festival

Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley, will be featured at the Sundown Film Festival 9 p.m. Friday, August 8, outdoors on the grounds of the Kansas Historical ... read the rest»

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Manhattan Optimist Moxie places 2nd in USSSA State Tournament

In a tournament of 19, the Manhattan Optimist Moxie placed 2nd and went 6-2 on the weekend; playing one game on Friday, one Saturday and 6 on Sunday. ... read the rest»

Moxie travels to Wichita for tournament

Manhattan Optimist Moxie had a rough outing this weekend in the 3rd Annual Xtreme Showdown played at TRYC in Wichita. Moxie went 0-3-1. The rain altered ... read the rest»

Manhattan Optimist Moxie went 8-2 and finished 3rd in the Summer Smash in Kansas City

The Manhattan Optimist Moxie team opened the weekend on Friday night with an 8:40 game against the Columbia Rockers; winning 14-0. Brynn Hammett was ... read the rest»

Moxie 18U competed well in Father's Day NIT tourney

Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18U competed well in this past weekend’s Fathers Day NIT tournament in Topeka. Moxie was 1-1 in pool play and an undefeated ... read the rest»

Flush Mudcats placed 3rd in Cowtown Showtown

The Flush Mudcats placed third at the USSSA 13U Class A Cowtown Showtown in Kansas City on Sunday, June 8. Pictured from left standing are: Coach Shawn ... read the rest»
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Born July 31st
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
1928: Horace Silver, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader.
1951: Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
July 31st
in history
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.
1917: The third Battle of Ypres commences as the British attack the German lines.
1932: Adolf Hitler's Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) doubles its strength in legislative elections.
1944: The Soviet army takes Kovno, the capital of Lithuania.
1971: Apollo 15 astronauts take a drive on the moon in their land rover.

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