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Sunflower State Book Festival

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For 2-days this past weekend, the focal point was book, just books. What I’m talking about is the 2009 Sunflower State Book Festival. This year’s book festival was held in Osborne, moving there after a long stay in Wichita. A large number of Kansas authors were present for the all-day literary get-together that took place at Osborne High School on ... Read More »

Jilka Expected to Run for 1st District Seat

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The Kansas Democratic Party is saying that there will be an announcement today, specifically a Salina man will announce his candidacy for the 1st District U.S. House of Representatives seat. The Salina Journal is reporting today that the mystery man is former 3-term Salina City Commissioner and Mayor Alan Jilka. A press conference is scheduled for 10:00 this morning in ... Read More »

KMCA Donates Child Safety Seats to KHP

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The Kansas Motor Carriers Association made a donation of 105 child safety seats to the Kansas Highway Patrol today. KHP troopers and child seat technicians will be responsible for distribution of the safety seats statewide. Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Terry Maple says, “KMCA’s generosity this year, as in years past, gives 105 more children in this state the chance to ... Read More »

K-state reports record enrollment including largest Manhattan campus enrollment

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MANHATTAN — With residence halls filled to capacity, Kansas State University officials knew in August that enrollments would be stable for the fall semester. The 20th day enrollment figures, announced today, show record numbers of students with 23,581; students of color with 2,488 and on-campus enrollment in Manhattan of 20,206. Last year’s total enrollment was 23,520, with 2,278 students of ... Read More »

KU tops 30,000 again, enrolls most diverse student body ever

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LAWRENCE — Fall enrollment at the University of Kansas exceeded 30,000 students for the second year in a row, according to data released today. ACT scores for the incoming freshman class averaged 24.7, the second highest score for an incoming class at KU. The highest average composite score was 24.8 in 2008. Notably, five new KU students — four from ... Read More »

Highway K-99 to close for rail crossing work

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Weather permitting, on Friday/Saturday, September 25-26, K-99 will be closed in two different locations in Marshall County for Union Pacific railroad crossing repair projects. Marked detours will be provided for both closures. K-99 will first close to all traffic at the crossing located northwest of the City of Axtell between Granite Road and Harvest Road beginning at 8:00 a.m. on ... Read More »

Moran Goes After ACORN

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran says his mission is to stop taxpayer dollars from being given to a group called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or better known as ACORN. Congressman Moran has requested President Obama cut funding to ACORN, urged the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate ACORN activities and ... Read More »

UPDATE: Rail Crossing Replacement To Close K-9 in Frankfort

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Weather permitting, on Thursday/Saturday, September 17-19, K-9 will be closed on the west edge of the city of Frankfort in Marshall County for a railroad crossing replacement project. K-9 will close to all traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17 and will reopen to all traffic at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. (This was originally scheduled for ... Read More »

Snyder Signs 5 Year Contract Extension at KSU

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State Director of Athletics John Currie announced Friday that football coach Bill Snyder has agreed to a new multi-year contract, securing the services of the legendary head coach through the 2013 season. The contract is retroactive to February 1, 2009, and includes annual compensation which will total nearly $10 million over the five-year agreement. The new ... Read More »

K-State Post-Game Traffic Routes Altered in Manhattan

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U.S. 24/Marlatt Ave. construction will alter traffic routes following Wildcats’ home games all season Wildcat fans and other travelers to Bill Snyder Family Stadium this football season should be prepared for some changes in traffic routes. Construction and realignment of the intersection of U.S. 24 (Tuttle Creek Boulevard) and Marlatt Avenue will alter some post-game traffic routes for those leaving ... Read More »