Ag Camps to Help Children Understand Where Their Family’s Food Comes From

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“Most children don’t know that milk comes from cows.” Even fewer have a clue bread is made from flour which comes from wheat, and saddest part is they’ve never given such things a thought or consideration. Likely even the more serious thing is that a large majority of the parents don’t either. High quality food is […]

Cowgirl Misses Day on Horseback Preparing for Graduation Exercises and Busy Times Ahead


 She was so busy; she didn’t even have time to ride her horse Saturday.  On the forefront, one might wonder: “How in the world could a lifelong, heartfelt cowgirl not arrange just a brief mounted gallop on her favorite mount?”  Answer’s most apparent upon finally arranging a quick cellphone visit with the cowgirl as she […]

Historic Burlingame Celebrates Trail-Rail Heritage With ‘Rodeo Days’ This Weekend

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Tough to find a more historic community than Burlingame, Kansas, often referred to by Chamber of Commerce officials as “where the rail meets the trail.” “We get that reference, because Burlingame is the first location where the original Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad crosses the Santa Fe Trail,” according to Mark Hecht, Burlingame businessman and […]

PGA Tour Pro Gary Woodland on 580 Sports Talk


The PGA Tour stop this week is in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club.  Topeka native Gary Woodland will be trying to improve on his tie for 18th at the tournament a year ago.  Woodland, who is ranked 33rd in the world, has had a solid 2015 campaign […]

Public Invited to Explore Archeology at Field School


The Kansas Historical Society is planning is an adventure right out of an Indiana Jones movie…only this one takes place in Kansas. w The Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School, is scheduled for June 5-20, 2015 by the Kansas Historical Society. Between 500 and 1100 CE the treeless western plains of Nebraska and Kansas were inhabited […]

Kansas Representatives Recognize 25 Years of Bright Futures Beyond Expectations


One-by-one they arrive bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Some toddle over to the art easel, eyeing the rainbow of paint colors, while others plop down in the book corner, arms outstretched with story in-hand. Smiles and laughter fill the room as parent educators greet the district’s youngest learners and their parents for an hour filled with fun. It’s […]

North and Buchman Earn Senior Athlete Honors at Ichabod Athletic Banquet


The Washburn Athletics Department recognized its senior student-athletes and 2014-15 team Most Valuable Players on Monday, May 4 at the 2015 Senior and MVP Recognition Banquet. The event, held at the Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, featured an evening of season highlights, scholarship awards and recognition of student-athlete accomplishments for the school year. The […]

MIAA Baseball Tournament Set for Kansas City


The MIAA baseball tournament will start on Thursday, May 7th at Community America Ballpark. The final four teams will compete in a double elimination tournament to determine who will earn the automatic bid in the NCAA regional tournament.  Three of the four top seeds won the opening round of the MIAA tournament in the best […]

Waitress to Governor: Give Tip to Kansas Schools

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A restaurant waitress says she left a message for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on his receipt promoting more funding for schools. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Chloe Hough was working her last shift Saturday night at Boss Hawg’s in Topeka when she waited on the governor. The newspaper said she later posted his receipt on Facebook, showing the line […]