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Local Foundation To Hold Match Day Event in May

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On May 6, 2014, the Washington County Community Foundation is participating in Match Madness+, a national day of giving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. For one day only, donors can make contributions to any of 11 local charitable endowed funds held at the Foundation and the donation will be matched by a local match pool of $5,000. ... Read More »

Pony Express Riders Commemorate 150th

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Monday, The Kansas Division of the National Pony Express Association will relay a special mailbag from the Kansas Territorial Capitol in Lecompton to the state Capitol in Topeka. The delivery will take place on horseback to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Pony Express and the 150th birthday of Kansas. Both were started in 1861. 13 Kansas ... Read More »

Wecker Inducted Into Hall of Fame

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On Sunday Marysville High School Graduate Kendra Wecker was inducted as a part of the 50th anniversary induction class into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. The 28 year old daughter of Pam and Randy Wecker will add this honor as another in a long list. In High School she was recognized as one of the top basketball players in ... Read More »

Heroes Breakfast Receives Overwhelming Response

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In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks, RSVP volunteers will be honoring the First Responders of Marshall and Washington Counties with a come and go breakfast. The breakfast in Washington County will be at First National Bank of Washington on Thursday, September 8. The breakfast in Marshall County will be Friday, September 9 at Lincoln Center, 405 ... Read More »

Winifred is 100 years old

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Winifred is celebrating its one hundred year anniversary.  The town will celebrate with tours of historic buildings and a barbeque in the old bank building.  The events will begin at 11 a.m.  According to recorded history Winifred may have been started in the 1800’s but was not organized until fifty years later when the railroad laid track for the Topeka ... Read More »

Activities Planned For Hollenberg Pony Express Station 150th Anniversary

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HANOVER, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express 5 p.m. Monday, June 21. All activities are free and open to the public. Hollenberg Pony Express Station is located four miles north of U.S. 36 on K-148, one mile east of Hanover on K-243. Event highlights include: ... Read More »

Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C.

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6-05-09 This weekend marks the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe led by Supreme Allied Commander Dwight David Eisenhower during World War II; . A series of commemorative events are being held in Abilene this weekend in honor of D-Day. First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, a member of the 12-person commission working to create a national memorial ... Read More »