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The American Red Cross and Disney Prepare Students for Disasters Through The Pillowcase Project

TOPEKA, KANS., Friday, August 28, 2015— As part of National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross and Disney renewed their commitment ... read the rest»

Manhattan Arts Center receives $ 30,000 gift to fund office remodeling project

The Manhattan Arts Center has received a $ 30,000 gift from the Jack Goldstein Charitable Trust to fund its office remodeling project. "MAC" is a nonprofit ... read the rest»

Take the Prepare Kansas online challenge

Forty-two Kansas counties have been declared major disaster areas this year due to severe weather events that swept through the state May 4 through June ... read the rest»

Prevent Falls Among Seniors in Four Steps

A K-State aging specialist speaks on the dangers of falling and how older adults can protect themselves. ****This news release from K-State Research ... 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 29th
1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
August 29th
in history
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.