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Another accident on Highway 24 injured two people last evening

According to Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, EMS, fire and rescue responded ... read the rest»

St Marys Golf Course held painting class called “Wine and City Lights”

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the St Marys Golf Course held another painting class called "Wine and City Lights". Brought to the course’s community room ... read the rest»

KDOT office receives national honor for programs that aid cities, counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Local Projects has received national recognition for its innovative programs that have made ... read the rest»

TIRE RACK® STREET SURVIVAL® teen driver safety is coming to Topeka

TIRE RACK® STREET SURVIVAL® teen driver safety is coming to Topeka to stop the #1 killer of teens WHAT: Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School ... read the rest»

Marine Toy Box Fundraiser During KWU Homecoming Weekend Will Make Christmas Bright for Underserved Children

Salina — Kansas Wesleyan University has partnered with the Marine Corps League and Marine Toy Box to help underserved area children to have a merry ... read the rest»

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Rossville Rolls to 4-0

The defending 3A state champion Rossville Bulldawgs rolled to a convincing 62-14 victory over their Mid-East League rival, the Riley County Falcons for ... read the rest»

Mustang volleyball team traveled to Seneca

The Mustang volleyball team traveled to Seneca Saturday, Sept. 12, for the Nemaha Central 10-team tournament. The ladies easily defeated Riverside in ... read the rest»

KVA Announces 2015 Week 1 Volleyball Rankings

September 9, 2015, Topeka, KS -- The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Week 1 Volleyball Rankings sponsored by PrepVolleyball.... read the rest»

Wabaunsee girls first, boys second at Marysville

The Wabaunsee High School girls cross country team is off to a good start, winning its first meet in seven years at Marysvile on Saturday. Madeline Hess ... read the rest»

Raider country opens at Manhattan

The Wamego High School cross country teams had their first outing of the season at the Manhattan Invitational Cross Country Meet held Saturday in Warner ... read the rest»
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Born October 4th
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928: Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
1941: Anne Rice, novelist.
1946: Susan Sarandon, American film actress.
October 4th
in history
1861: The Union ship USS South Carolina captures two Confederate blockade runners outside of New Orleans, La. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.