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Power Pool Challenge and Drainage Problems

Sometimes local government is elementary and in the case of St. Marys elemental in the forms of fire and water. With water not draining properly in several ... read the rest»

PTSO chases stolen car, suspects in custody

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen Camaro and took two suspects into custody this morning. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, ... read the rest»

Energy Savings Through the Seasons

****This news release from K-State Research and Extension is posted at MANHATTAN, Kan. ... read the rest»

These vehicle insurance tips might save you money

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansans are always on the move in their vehicles. Driving for business, family and pleasure means putting in many miles of windshield ... read the rest»

Today's News from the University of Kansas

* Laughter, then love: Study explores why humor is important in romantic attraction ... 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 September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. Bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.
1893: Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess' son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.
1915: The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.