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Pottawatomie County Extension Appreciation Award

Congratulations to Tracy and Sue Ahlquist, Onaga upon receiving the Pottawatomie County Extension Appreciation Award for their years of service to Extension and its programs....more»

Kansas African American Affairs Commission to gather oral histories

The Kansas African American Affairs commission is promoting "A New Black Friday," a project first launched last year to encourage African-American families to share their family histories the day or weekend after Thanksgiving....more»

Flint Hills Regional Council November Board Meeting

The member cities of Leonardville, Randolph and Riley will host the Flint Hills Regional Council Board of Directors November meeting on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9 a....more»

Historic Water Agreement signed between Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado

A historic agreement was reached today as Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado conducted a special meeting of the Republican River Compact in Manhattan, Kansas....more»

Young athletes to get more practice fields

Wamego's young athletes will soon have additional practice fields. For a while, the number of participants in both the city's rec program and Crossroads soccer has overwhelmed the available practice areas....more»

Alma Council to look into 'last gravel road'

Controlling dust and mud is on the minds of some Alma residents. Tate Costello asked the city council to consider adding the Park Valley addition to the city's street improvement projects....more»

Kansas Profile Now That's Rural

Jim Correll Fab Lab

Does your school have a lab? Maybe a laboratory for chemistry or biology? Today we'll meet a school laboratory of a different sort. It is what's called a Fab Lab....more»

Farm Bureau to hold annual meeting

More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan Dec. 1-2 for their organization's 96th Annual Meeting. The meeting, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Manhattan Convention Center, will feature cutting-edge workshops and discussion of important public policy issues....more»

Pottawatomie County Commission Meeting 11-17-14

County Sanitarian Awarded Highest Honor When Scott Schwinn addressed the Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners, saying he had received some news from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), he paused, and the commissioners were waiting for the other shoe to drop....more»

Wabaunsee County Commission Meeting 11-17-14

The hot topic on this snowy day at the Wabaunsee County Courthouse was the closing of the Lake Wabaunsee Bridge on E. Flint Hills Dr. The three-arch native stone bridge was inspected by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) on Nov....more»

USD 321 School Board Meeting


USD 321 celebrated American Education Week with activities throughout the district. Special events included teachers donning alumni wear from their alma maters, district reading day, a faculty breakfast, district turkey dinner and Pride Day....more»

Hall of Fame inductees for Nov. 10, 17

Brayden Fulton Brayden Fulton exemplifies all the qualities of a champion in and out of the classroom! Brayden is a leader in our classroom, who has a love of learning that inspires others to share his enthusiasm....more»

Historic Great Plains Theatre building demolition to make available limestone bricks for purchase by donation

The historic Great Plains Theatre is set to be demolished following the fire that destroyed the building in July on Tuesday, Nov. 18th. The building, constructed in 1881, was a historic Abilene landmark....more»

Special Opera House Fund Raiser Event

Junction City's own Bunker Twins, Jill and Jan, have performed in a number of television shows from American Bandstand to Happy Days. They have been the opening act for performers ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bob Hope, and were the original Budweiser twins, singing and dancing in more than 15 national television and radio commercials....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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