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19th century photography workshop to be held at Pony Express Station

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HANOVER, KS — The Kansas Historical Society announced that Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site will present a 19th century photography workshop Saturday, June 22. Reenactor Dr. Doug McGovern will present a first person portrayal of 19th century photographer Alexander Gardner at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m. participants can bring a digital camera and make a stereo (or 3D) ... Read More »

Big Blue River Days Rib Run & Walk is Saturday June 1

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Kick off a healthy start to your summer at the Big Blue River Days Rib Run in Marysville. Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) Foundation is organizing this year’s 5K and 10K Rib Run held Saturday, June 1, 2013. Also available is a 1 mile run/walk. Start times for races are: 10K–7:45 AM; 5K–7:55 AM; 1 mile run/walk 8:00 AM. Awards will be given to ... Read More »

American Red Cross looking for volunteers for K-State Spring Game

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Each fall, the Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross assists Kansas State University by hosting First Aid Stations at the Wildcats home football games. Volunteers provide minor first aid to those in need and provide supplies that will enable direct assistance to game attendees. Volunteers need to be certified in CPR and First Aid, and can receive ... 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 »

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 »