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NFPA provides action steps for residents to reduce wildfire risk

Seven tips to help keep homes from igniting in a wildfire August 27, 2015 — While wildfires continue to burn actively across the west, they don’t ... read the rest»

Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska Water Agreement Further Helps Water Users Republican River Compact Adjustments to Benefit Basin Water Users

(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, the states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have reached an agreement that will ensure more certainty to the basin’s water ... read the rest»

Public Health Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

TOPEKA, Kan. — (August 27, 2015) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, ... read the rest»

Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau POSTEN

5th Annual Wiener Dog Races All dogs and dog people are welcome to this social event, Sunday, September 16! Registration will begin at 2:00 p.m. on-site ... read the rest»

LAST Full I-35 & I-435 Interchange Weekend-Long Closure Scheduled for August 28-31, weather permitting.

I-35 & I-435 Interchange EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS! WEEKEND-LONG FULL ROADWAY & RAMP CLOSURES: The following lane, ramp and roadway closures at the I-35 and ... 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 August 28th
1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
August 28th
in history
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.