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Meeting In Wetmore Discusses ‘Kansas Whiteway’ Byway

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A meeting was to be held Tuesday in Wetmore with Kansas Department of Transportation representatives, and area legislators to answer questions regarding the steps needed to create a byway for the Kansas Whiteway, along highway 9, which paralleled the Central Branch Railroad from Atchison to Beloit, where it merged with Highway 24. The route eventually linked Chicago to Colorado Springs, ... Read More »

Flags to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor fallen soldier

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Gov. Mark Parkinson has ordered flags to be lowered across Kansas in honor of a soldier from Wichita who was killed in Afghanistan.  Flags will be lowered Friday from sunup to sundown in honor of Sgt. Justin Officer. The 26-year-old soldier was killed Sept. 29 in combat when a roadside bomb exploded.  Officer served with the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry ... Read More »