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Over the weekend, KHP participated in three-day, six-state speed enforcement This past weekend, the Kansas Highway Patrol joined other law enforcement agencies from across a six-state area to address the issue of speeding on our nation's roadways....more»

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Atchison County

MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Atchison County, Kan....more»

CCCC to offer class to deal with difficult personalities

A workshop to be offered by Cloud County Community College will help healthcare workers and supervisors become more aware of conflict and how to cope with it....more»

Trails survey to gauge use, quality, priorities

Manhattan — The City of Manhattan has released an online survey to solicit feedback on the level of use and quality of trails in the community, as well as future priorities for maintenance and trail expansion....more»

Sunset Zoo's hand-raised puppy pair headed to new home

Manhattan Sunset Zoo's hand-raised puppy pair, Fin a Maned wolf and Matty a golden Labrador, are headed to new homes this fall. Fin will move to Front Royal, Virginia, the location of AZA-accredited Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI); a partner facility of the National Zoo....more»

Alma City Council met with Council member Chris Torrey being absent.

Pit Service Dog Exemption Granted New resident, Stephanie Small was in attendance requesting that the city council grant her an exemption to the city ordinance prohibiting pit bull or pit bull mix breeds to reside within city limits....more»

Mill Creek Cowboys' to Host 29th Annual Ranch Rodeo

The Mill Creek Cowboy's Association will host the 29th annual Mill Creek Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, October 1 at the arena in Alma beginning at 2:00 p.m....more»

Girls in Aviation Day and Fly Kansas Tour scheduled for Oct. 1

More than 160 Girl Scouts and 60 sponsors are expected to attend the "Girls in Aviation" day at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard and the Combat Air Museum in Topeka Saturday, Oct....more»

Ranch Rodeo At Council Grove To Highlight Youth Events

Cowboys and cowgirls of the future remain focus of the Morris County Youth Rodeo Association. "While our organization sponsors several horse-related activities every year, encouraging youth to participate in rodeo and related horse events was the initial objective when the Morris County Youth Rodeo Associating was formed nearly four decades ago....more»

Blackjack Saddle Club Show Sunday

Final point show planned by the Blackjack Saddle Club, for the 2016 show circuit season, is this Sunday, Oct. 2, according to Justine Staten, club president....more»

Fall Festival Set For Historic Pioneer Bluffs In the Flint Hills

One of the oldest and most picturesque ranch headquarters in the world is planning its annual fall celebration this weekend. "Pioneer Bluffs is the ranch started in 1859 when Charles Rogler settled on Flint Hills grassland near what is now Matfield Green in Chase County....more»

Chisholm Trail Day Festival Relives Early Day Abilene, And Much More

It's time to saddle up and head to the 38th annual Chisholm Trail Day Festival, Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Heritage Center Museum, 412 South Campbell, in Abilene, Kansas....more»

Community invited to participate in K-State Homecoming events

MANHATTAN The K-State Alumni Association and Student Homecoming Committee invite Kansas State University students, alumni, families and friends to join them for events and activities during K-State's 2016 All-University Homecoming week Oct....more»


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Kansas State Capitol Complex Interactive Map Available Online

TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that an interactive map of the Kansas State Capitol complex is now available online. The map is optimized for mobile devices and allows visitors to plan a tour of the Capitol complex, including the state office buildings around Capitol Square....more»

Pott. Co. shorts Jan. 13, 2014

Several things happened during the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 regular meeting. - Betty Abitz, register of deeds, came in with more information about the proposed elimination of the mortgage registration tax which she had briefly talked about at the January 6 meeting....more»

MacMillan wins photo contest

Colin MacMillan of Wamego was the overall winner of the 2013 KansasGreenTeams.org Photo Contest winners. The Green Team program is part of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment....more»

Haefner completed Marine Boot Camp

PFC Alex Haefner, son of Ron and Jane Haefner of Columbus, Neb., completed Marine Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego on Nov. 22, 2013. After schooling, Haefner will go in to helicopter repair....more»

Wamego native returns internal medicine practice to his hometown

Patients in need of quality care will soon have another resource at the Wamego Health Center and Family Clinic — a provider who has long been an important thread in the fabric of Wamego....more»
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