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The American Red Cross and Disney Prepare Students for Disasters Through The Pillowcase Project

TOPEKA, KANS., Friday, August 28, 2015— As part of National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross and Disney renewed their commitment ... read the rest»

Manhattan Arts Center receives $ 30,000 gift to fund office remodeling project

The Manhattan Arts Center has received a $ 30,000 gift from the Jack Goldstein Charitable Trust to fund its office remodeling project. "MAC" is a nonprofit ... read the rest»

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»

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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 31st
1870: Maria Montessori, educator and founder of the Montessori schools.
1885: Duboise Heyward, novelist, poet and dramatist best know for Porgy which was the basis for the opera Porgy and Bess.
1899: Lynn Riggs, writer, her book Green Grow the Lilacs was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become Oklahoma.
1903: Arthur Godfrey, radio and television personality.
1905: Sanford Meisner, influential acting teacher.
August 31st
in history
1944: The British Eighth Army penetrates the German Gothic Line in Italy.
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1951: The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.
1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a complete cessation of military operations, opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.