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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs at McCain

Bringing a taste of Russia to Kansas State University, the McCain Performance Series will host the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, ... read the rest»

Fingerstyle guitarist plays in Junction City

Born and raised in Adel, Georgia, Shaun began playing guitar at age 12 after hearing a local street musician fingerpick a Nirvana song outside the local ... read the rest»

Round two: Landlord versus Wamego

Landlords versus city commission — round two. Approximately 25 landlords were present at Tuesday’s Wamego City Commission meeting to protest ... read the rest»

Sheriff asks for help in assault, burglary investigations

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help on four cases. The first is a reported aggravated assault which occurred ... read the rest»

KLA holds third installment of YSA

The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA) was held Oct. 6-8. The group of 20 young producers spent ... read the rest»

Sports top 5

Raiders earn playoff berth

The Wamego Red Raiders broke a long dry spell by earning a playoff berth last night. Wamego defeated the visiting Smoky Valley Vikings 35-14 in the second ... read the rest»

Area substate volleyball tournaments

Area team substate volleyball roundup. All tournaments are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25. 1A — DII — Blue Valley Randolph will ... read the rest»

Kaw Valley Cross Country MEL 2014

The cross country kids from Rossville and St Marys finally got to get back on a course and run competitively this past Thursday. The last two meets that ... read the rest»

Wabaunsee Cross Country MEL 2014

Wabaunsee High School Cross Country Results At: MEL (Riley County) Date: 10-16-2014 Weather: Warm, light wind BOYS: Place and Record: 3rd, 1-2 Season ... read the rest»

Rossville takes down Oskaloosa

District play opened for the Rossville football team last Friday and the Dawgs finished the Oskaloosa Bears in quick fashion. The Bulldawgs scored 63 ... read the rest»
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Born October 26th
1901: Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer.
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
1919: Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States
1944: Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides).
October 26th
in history
1905: Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were stabbed in the back by politicians.
1942: Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers. Marine Sergeant Al Schmid's heroics during the bloody fighting on Guadalcanal.
1942: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific. Led by legendary flier Jimmy Doolittle, 16 U.S. Army B-25 bombers broke through Japanese defenses on April 18, 1942, to strike Tokyo and other cities in broad daylight.
1950: A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.

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