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Kansas Rural Center Announces Sustainable Agriculture Conference and Celebration, Featuring Slate of Renowned Speakers, Educational Workshops, Special Events

The Kansas Rural Center invites farmers, ranchers, food enthusiasts, community advocates and more to attend its 2014 Farm & Food Conference and 35th Anniversary ... read the rest»

K-99 Double Culvert Replacement Project to Begin in Wabaunsee County

On Monday, August 4, a project will begin to replace two K-99 culvert structures located respectively .75-miles and one-mile south of the west junction ... read the rest»

Wabaunsee County Fair draws participants for fun activities

The Wabaunsee County Fair was the place to be over the weekend and early this week for 4-H and Open Class competitors.... read the rest»

Annual Flush Picnic offers food, fun for all

Thousands of people were on hand for the annual Flush Picnic on Wednesday evening. The festivities featured the famous fried chicken dinner, a fancy work ... 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 August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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in history
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.
1950: Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.
1954: The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam into two countries at the 17th parallel.
1964: Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to play on the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.

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