Santa Fe Trail Working Ranch Rodeo At Council Grove July 3-4


       Working ranch cowboys from several Midwest states will converge on Council Grove for the Fourth of July.      “It’s the 29th annual Santa Fe Trail Ranch Rodeo, Friday and Saturday evenings, July 3-4, in the arena east of Council Grove, just off Highway 56, beginning at 7 o’clock,” announced Clay Wilson, president of the Morris […]

Kansas Religious Freedom Laws Will Be Examined

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It appears the Kansas attorney general’s office is happy the weekend has arrived following two major court decisions issued Friday. First, the U.S. Supreme Court decreed that gay couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country in a ruling that does not bode well for the state’s arguments in a similar case now playing out in […]

Shawnee County Sports Banquet Nominees and Winners


The Shawnee County Sports Council has announced the winners  for the Eleventh annual Shawnee County Sports Banquet. The Banquet and the Hall of Fame inductions took place June, 25 2015  at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center.  The nominees in the 10 categories come from all nine Shawnee County Schools. The categories are  fall, winter, […]

Big Fourth Inning Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine batters. Moustakas followed with his […]

Hall of Fame Inductee Bill McDonald on 580 Sports Talk

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Bill McDonald is a better golfer at 71 then about everyone else at any age.  The former Topeka West and Washburn golf standout will be inducted into the Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame.  He was a three-time NAIA All-American while at WU.  In 1964, Bill was the lone qualifier from Kansas and won the […]

Kansas Chancellor Will Donate Her Raise Back to School

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University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will join leaders of other state universities in refusing to keep a raise recently approved by the Board of Regents. The university says Gray-Little will donate her raise back to the school. Spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson declined to say specifically what funds the chancellor would donate to. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Gray-Little regularly makes gifts […]

Helping Others Learn About Benefit of Horses is Objective of State 4-H Horse Project Winner

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“I’ve been riding horses ever since I can remember. Horses are an important part of my life, and I want to help others learn more about horses to enjoy all they offer in so many ways.” Brayden Krepps’ enthusiasm for horses is most obvious as he talked about his many activities earning the 15-year-old Cambridge […]

Blanton Silences Mariners Bats in Win

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Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland all pitched one inning […]

Kansas State President Giving Salary Increase to Staff


The president of Kansas State University says he’s giving the money he would make in a raise to be used elsewhere at the university. President Kirk Schulz announced on the university’s website he won’t keep the 2 percent raise approved by the state’s Board of Regents on Thursday. Schulz thanked the Regents for the raise and credits them with […]

Green All-Terrain Vehicles Tour Flint Hills Pastures to Benefit Charities


Four Lyon County charities were beneficiaries at conclusion of four nights of riding green four-wheeled, all-terrain vehicles in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. “Our third annual Gator Rally was a tremendous success as participants from throughout eastern Kansas and even from Oklahoma rode through luscious pastures in this community-support effort,” exclaimed Paul DuToit, brainchild […]