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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 »

Christmas Celebrations Planned In Area Communities Saturday

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Christmas celebrations are planned for Saturday evening in area communities.  Summerfield Community will host a soup dinner at the Classic Café from 5-7 and the Transue Brothers Blacksmith Shop will be open beginning at 5 featuring Pioneer Christmas Décor, to include a live lighting of the tree at 7 and 8 pm. The Hollenberg Station State Historic Site northeast of ... Read More »

American Red Cross Asking For Help Following Sandy

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Red Cross Asks for Help in Kansas Blood and Donations are Needed as a Result of East Coast Weather  Sandy has forced the cancellation of about 100 American Red Cross blood drives in 11 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 3,200 units of blood and platelets thus far. The storm may cause power outages ... Read More »

Donated Blood Helps Save Transplant Patients’ Lives

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October is National Liver Awareness Month and the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that organ transplant patients often rely on donated blood. Liver transplant patients may need 30 or more different blood products during surgery. In fact, two liver transplant patients at a hospital served by the Red Cross were recently treated with a combined total of 40 ... Read More »

KDOT Plans Coon Creek Bridge Closure

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has started the process to close the Coon Creek Bridge on Highway 9 one mile west of Waterville.  The closure will take place in 2014 and last approximately six months.  The latest KDOT plans do not include a sho-fly and no detour has been designated.  The sho-fly is an alternate road at the site ... Read More »

Harveyville Disaster Relief Update

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The Kansas Adjutant General’s Office is asking anyone who wishes to volunteer labor for the Harveyville Tornado Relief Effort to report between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday or between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday to Mission Valley High School, 12913 Mission Valley Road, in Eskridge, which is 13 miles from Harveyville.  Buses will transport volunteers from Eskridge to Harveyville. ... Read More »

Information for Volunteers and Donations for Harveyville

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The Kansas Adjutant General’s Office is asking anyone who wishes to help over the next three days to report between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday or between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday to Mission Valley High School, 12913 Mission Valley Road, in Eskridge. Volunteers will work only until 5 p.m. each day to ensure Harveyville is cleared ... Read More »

Kansas Volleyball Hall of Fame Established

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Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is establishing the KVA Hall of Fame this year in order to honor and recognize the outstanding individuals who helped organize, shape, transform, advance, coach, officiate, and play the sport of high school volleyball in Kansas after 41 seasons of competition. There have been many outstanding players, teams, coaches, officials, and administrators who ... Read More »

Input sought on Kansas freight/rail plan

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking input on the draft of the 2010 Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan. The plan outlines efforts to provide a more efficient and cost-effective movement of people and goods to assist the state in future economic initiatives through rail transportation.       The plan also will: Establish the state’s role in the freight rail ... Read More »

Bird watchers flock to Kansas for unique opportunity

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  Manhattan , The Little AppleÒ                                                        Convention and Visitors Bureau Bird watchers flock to Kansas for unique opportunity WAKEFIELD , Kan. – When Spring arrives in Kansas , hundreds of migrating bird species will return to Kansas . The arrival of large numbers of birds on the Kansas landscape will also attract bird watchers from across the country. Many of ... Read More »