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Family Bull Riding Event Becomes Major Successful Community Endeavor

What began as a personal love for the sport and the business involved has become a community event. Kim Reyer had an inborn fondness for rodeos, prodded ... read the rest»

Northbound & Southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to State Avenue

MAJOR WEEKEND DAY LANE CLOSURES: Northbound and southbound I-435 from Kansas Avenue to just south of State Avenue will be reduced to ONE OPEN LANE each ... read the rest»

AG Derek Schmidt: 294 crime victims to receive support

TOPEKA — The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board last week awarded financial assistance to 294 victims of violent crime at its August meeting, ... read the rest»

KHP RELEASES RESULTS FROM STATEWIDE ENFORCEMENT

On Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13, Kansas Highway Patrol law enforcement officers participated in a statewide RAVE (Roving Aggressive Violation ... read the rest»

Original Sister-Ship to Earhart’s Plane Makes Final Journey Home to Atchison

ATCHISON — The world’s last known original 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E named "Muriel" began her journey home to Atchison on Monday, August ... read the rest»

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Wamego Wrestling Club Results

USAWKS 2016 District 3 East Subdistrict 8 & Under 49 - Ayden Henson's place is 6th and has scored 3.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Ayden Henson (Wamego ... read the rest»

Wamego Wrestling Club Results

Western Kansas Classic: 8 & Under 67 - Carson Reves's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Carson Reves (wamego jr raider ... read the rest»

Wamego Junior Raider Results

Elementary 49-55 - Leolyn Karnowski's place is 3rd and has scored 5.00 team points. Round 1 - Leolyn Karnowski (Unattached) won by fall over Olyvia Besco ... read the rest»

Full results of the weekend’s Regional Wrestling Tournament.

Wamego and Rock Creek competed in a 4A tournament at Smoky Valley; St. Marys and Wabaunsee competed in a 3-2-1A tournament at Rossville. Wamego Results ... read the rest»
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Born August 24th
1890: Jean Rhys, writer (Wild Sargasso Sea).
1895: Richard Cushing, the director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
1898: Malcolm Cowley, poet, translator, literary critic and social historian.
1899: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (Ficciones).
1905: Arthur Big Boy Crudup, blues singer, a major influence on Elvis Presley.
August 24th
in history
1572: Some 50,000 people are put to death in the ‘Massacre of St. Bartholomew,’ as Charles IX of France attempts to rid the country of Huguenots.
1780: King Louis XVI abolishes torture as a means to get suspects to confess.
1814: British troops under General Robert Ross capture Washington, D.C., which they set on fire in retaliation for the American burning of the parliament building in York (Toronto), the capital of Upper Canada.
1847: Charlotte Bronte, using the pseudonym Currer Bell, sends a manuscript of Jane Eyre to her publisher in London.
1869: Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York, patents the waffle iron.

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