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Sen. Moran Hosts Listening Tour Stop in Pottawatomie County

Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently hosted a Kansas Listening Tour Stop in Westmoreland, Kan. Pottawatomie County residents attended and shared feedback on issues facing Kansas and the nation including EPA regulations, the lack of "regular order" in the Senate, the budget, immigration, and the need to pass VA reform legislation....more»

Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Heading to Tonganoxie, KS, August 8-9

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Tonganoxie, Kan., August 8-9, 2014. The two-day event at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds will feature dozens of spectacular animals....more»

Blue Hawaii Featured at Sundown Film Festival

Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley, will be featured at the Sundown Film Festival 9 p.m. Friday, August 8, outdoors on the grounds of the Kansas Historical Society....more»

Dickinson County Historical Society

A piece of history set to return to Abilene on Tuesday, July, 29 at the Dickinson County Heritage Center. The Great Great Grandniece of Phil Coe, Marilyn Pense will be visiting Abilene and has agreed to bring the coat which Phil Coe was wearing when he was shot by Wild Bill Hickok....more»

Great place to be: National website ranks Kansas State University as great value

Kansas State University is the highest-rated school from Kansas to make a national website's list of the best value colleges in the Midwest. Great Value Colleges' list ranks the university in the top 15 among public schools — higher than many other top schools in the region, including Ohio State University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Missouri and University of Oklahoma....more»

Registration still open for assisted deer hunt

Youth and disabled hunters have until July 31 to apply for a limited 2014 assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U....more»

Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

Seven Lakes Under Warning, One Under Advisory

(July 24, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes....more»

New K-State Super Store becomes world's largest Wildcats retailer

The K-State Super Store, the official merchandiser for all things Wildcats, will hold the title as the world's largest K-State fan gear location when its doors open this August....more»

The Prairie Museum shows metal art exhibition

The Prairie Museum of Art and History is honored to showcase artwork from metal sculptor Jillian Thompson, native of Thomas County. The public is invited to a come-and-go reception from 4 to 6 p....more»

Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters participate in 2 National Shooting Sports Matches

Eleven members of the Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters club participated in two National Shooting Sports Matches this summer. Three members participated in two disciplines at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Match held in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 24-29, and eight members participated in the Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match held in Rogers, Arkansas, July 4-6....more»

Great Plains United Methodists announce education partnership

Big, hairy, audacious education caravan United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas will launch their public school partnership with an education caravan to be held at six locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools....more»

Kansas Profile Now That's Rural

Tad Felts Tad Poll

Listen, I hear a Tad Poll. No, not a young frog. I hear a radio program called the Tad Poll which one legendary broadcaster has been doing for decades in rural Kansas....more»

Aaron Douglas Art Fair: Last Call for Artist Submissions

Calling all artists! The deadline for artist submissions to the 9th annual Aaron Douglas Art Fair is quickly approaching. Visit www.aarondouglasartfair....more»

Manhattan Optimist double play softball

The 12U Manhattan Optimist Double Play finished their season going 3-2 in a tournament in Augusta. The weekend started off with wins against the Augusta Impact and the Wichita Elite....more»

'Truckmasters' host fourth annual reunion

The 24th Transportation Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, hosted its fourth annual reunion July 19 at Fort Riley's Moon Lake....more»

The Fair Pavilion at Fair Time

The Pottawatomie County Fair is fast approaching. It begins July 31st at the fairgrounds in Onaga. Nancy Hubbard, who is the superintendent, will be very busy organizing the Fair Pavilion to display the very elaborate needle work, clothing, and the many fine quilts....more»

Possible Public Exposure Point to Measles Identified at another Wichita Restaurant

New measles case in restaurant employee reported in Sedgwick County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) identified another possible exposure to measles from a Wichita restaurant....more»

National Day of the Cowboy

Saturday, July 26 All trails lead to Abilene to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 26 in Old Abilene Town. There will be gunfights, Can Can dances, live entertainment and living history demonstrations....more»

Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

Seven Lakes Under Warning, Two Lakes Lifted

(July 17, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes....more»

5th Pottawatomie County Fair Fruit Pie Contest and Auction

August 2nd at the Fairgrounds, Onaga, 4-H Building. Check in 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. No pre-entry required. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m. Judges decision will be final....more»

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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