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SILVER ALERT: Authorities Seek Missing Onaga Man

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Pottawatomie County authorities are asking the public for assistance locating a missing Onaga man. Onaga Police Chief Dan Costlow reports that 67-year-old Melvin Potter went missing at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday. The report indicates that Potter left his home to run an errand and didn’t return. Potter suffers from Dementia and is without his medication. He also has a ... Read More »

EF-5 Oklahoma Tornado Passes 2004 Hallam, NE Record For Widest Tornado

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In a matter of a few weeks, the state of Oklahoma has seen its second EF5 rated tornado. In addition, the damage path was as wide as 2.6 miles. This is a new record for the widest tornado in history, beating the previous record of 2.5 miles near Hallam, Neb. on May 22, 2004. After additional surveying and studying of weather data, including ... Read More »

Grant Opportunities available thru Kansas Humanities Council

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The Kansas Humanities Council has announced grant opportunities available to Kansas nonprofits in 2013. The council grants support projects that use the humanities to connect people with ideas, places, and history. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, museum exhibitions and short films that strengthen community and encourage discussions, oral history, photograph digitization, and research projects. 2013 grant deadlines ... Read More »

Collin Klein Wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – In the midst of one of the greatest seasons in school history, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was named the recipient of the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the award’s foundation announced today. Klein is the first Wildcat to pick up the honor and the fifth from the Big 8/12 since the award’s inception in 1987. The Loveland, Colo., ... Read More »

2012 Wheat Harvest could be a history maker!

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THE 2012 WHEAT HARVEST COULD START VERY EARLY, POSSIBLY THE END OF MAY OR FIRST PART OF JUNE.  THE WHEAT IS ALREADY HEADED OUT, WHICH IS 2-3 WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.  THE BOOT STAGE BEGAN ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO AND BOOT STAGE TO HARVEST, USUALLY TAKES ABOUT 6 WEEKS.  THERE OF COURSE IS STILL THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMGE TO THE ... Read More »

Soil Trailer Display Comes to Marysville

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The Soil Trailer is coming to town.  A self-contained in a 12’ x 8.5’ enclosed trailer featuring soils and the interaction of our natural resources underground will be in Marysville on Wednesday. The professional design inside, outside, and on top of the trailer brings the world of soil to life. One side of the trailer educates viewers about the natural ... 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 »

895 Visitors Tour The Blue Rapids Museum in 2009

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When first-time visitor, Clark Brake, signed in at the end of the afternoon on December 31, 2009 at the Blue Rapids Museum, he didn’t know he was making history as the 895th and final visitor of the year. “I was surprised at all there was to see,” stated Brake. Final tabulation from the Blue Rapids Museum shows visitors from 51 ... Read More »