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Olathe Company Picked for Casino in Ford County

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board chose Butler National Service of Olathe to run a state-owned casino in Ford County. Butler National won out over Dodge City Resort and Gaming. It's one of four state-owned casinos planned for Kansas.

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Topeka Cold Stone Creamery Helps Make-a-Wish

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Topeka Cold Stone Creamery thanked its customers and showed their support for the Make-a-Wish foundation Thursday evening. All you had to do was make a donation to Make-a-Wish and you could get free ice cream.

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Shawnee County DA Candidates Meet for Second Straight Night

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Republican Eric Rucker and Democrat Chad Taylor fielded questions for the second night in a row. The candidates for Shawnee County District Attorney met in a forum sponsored by the Hi-Crest Neighborhood Improvement Association.

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KS Communities to get FEMA Aid for Tornado Relief

Posted: 09/25/2008 - 54 counties in Kansas will be receiving federal aid from FEMA. They announced Thursday that it will give $33.6 million to communities affected by storms May 22nd through June 16th.

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Washburn Business School Gets Large Gift

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Washburn University's School of Business endowment received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The money will support a distinguished professorship for business.

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More I-70 Work to Begin Friday

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The right lane on westbound 70 over the Polk-Quincy viaduct bridge will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for drain cleaning work Friday. If you will be driving through this area - expect minor delays and allow yourself extra time.

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WU Olympian Talks About Olympic Dream

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A gold medalist visited his alma mater in Topeka Thursday. Albert Guardo Jr. returned to Washburn University to talk about his Olympic dream.

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Kansas Universities Report More Students

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Kansas Board of Regents reports enrollment is up two-percent at its six universities. It's the largest increase in the past five years. KU Med saw the largest jump.

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Topeka & Sh. Co. Public Library Opens Health Information Neighborhood.

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library opens its new Health Information Neighborhood. The new resource and service area contains more than five thousand books on health and wellness arranged for easy access. The Health Neighborhood is part of a partnership between the library, St. Francis Health Center and Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

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City Council to Discuss Sumner School Site Next Week

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Sumner School site will again be present on the Topeka City Council agenda next week. They will be discussing what to do with the building that has been declared surplus real property by all city departments.

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ESU Building Evacuated Due to Fire

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A fire on a trailer near the health, physical education and recreation building caught fire and caused Emporia State personnel to evacuate the building. Emporia fire crews quickly put the blaze out and the building reopened about 20 minutes later.

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New Program Gives Heart2Heart

Updated: 09/26/2008 - The American Heart Association's new Heart2Heart program connects people going through a cardiovascular situation with someone who's also gone through it.

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FEMA to Pump Millions into Kansas

Posted: 09/25/2008 - More than $30 million is headed Kansas' way for federal disaster relief after the storms of May and June.

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Washburn Business School Honors Graduate

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Washburn Business School honored a graduate Thursday. Mayo Schmidt is a native Kansan and now heads Viterra, a successful agribusiness based in Canada.

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Topeka Police Looking for Burglary Suspect

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in identifying a man involved in a burglary earlier this month. Surveillance video shows the man prying open the front doors of the Family Dollar Store on southeast 6th St. around 11:00 p.m. September 10.

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Big Changes for Wanamaker in the Works

Posted: 09/25/2008 - An almost $90,000 project puts Topeka tax payers back where they started. The city of Topeka began work a couple weeks ago to put in a center median along a stretch of Wanamaker in front of Best Buy, Plaza West Shopping Center and Walmart.

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More Than $800,000 Claimed at Kansas State Fair

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Kansas State Treasurers office announced results from its unclaimed property booth at the Kansas State Fair earlier this month. Fewer people attended the fair in Hutchinson, Kansas than expected, but more than $800,000 in cash and property were found by the people who visited the unclaimed property booth.

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Clay County Plans to Increase Deputy Pay

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Clay County commissioners say they are working out a plan to increase the pay for sheriffs deputies. Starting deputies currently make just under $28,000 a year.

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Grandparents Day at McEachron Elementary

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Thursday was Grandparents Day at McEachron Elementary Day. The school celebrated this morning by inviting loved ones to visit for a day of family activities.

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