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NRCS announces deadline for EQIP funding in Kansas

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, announced an application evaluation cutoff date of November 21, ... read the rest»

CORRECTED: Custom Woods looking at expansion

Editor's Note: This is a corrected version. In the print edition, the wrong business was listed. The Smoke Signal apologizes and regrets any inconvenience.... read the rest»

‘Big Red One’ to reactivate storied engineer battalion

More than eight years ago, the 82nd Engineer Battalion was deactivated in Bamberg, Germany, as part of the Army’s modular force structure realignment ... read the rest»

Meet the Author

Meet Manhattan resident and author Jim Sharp at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. Sharp will talk about his ... read the rest»

MCV JH Cross Country results Oct. 11

Mill Creek Valley Jr High Cross Country Results At: Riley County Date: 10-11-2014 Weather: Cool, calm BOYS: 7th Grade: Luke Stuhlsatz 1st 5:50 Eli ... read the rest»

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MCV Jr High cross country MEL

Mill Creek Valley Jr High Cross Country Results At: MEL (Riley County) Date: 10-16-2014 Weather: Warm, light wind BOYS: 7th Grade: Luke Stuhlsatz 1st 5:37 ... read the rest»

Lady Raider doubles team advances to state

Ashley Faiola and Ashlyn Helus (3-2), finishing 6th place at Regional tennis at Topeka-Hayden. Their sixth place finish qualified them for the 4A State ... read the rest»

2014 Wamego Middle School 7th grade volleyball wrap-up

Wamego 7th grade Middle School 2014 Volleyball Kicking off the Volleyball season with games starting Sept. 2 at Rock Creek saw the Raiders A-team quickly ... read the rest»

2014 Wamego Middle School 8th Grade Volleyball wrap-up

The Eighth Grade Raider volleyball team had high expectations on and off the court this season. The Lady Raiders started the season off strong fighting ... read the rest»

Rossville Bulldawgs cage the Centralia Panthers

In a battle of state ranked unbeaten teams the #5 Centralia Panthers fell to the #2 Rossville Bulldawgs at Riggins Field in front of a large crowd on ... read the rest»
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.

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