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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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Gary's Berries is Back this Fall

Updated: 09/25/2008 - It is Gary's Berries time again, and this year Gary is back with all the classics: the "corn maize," the pumpkin patch and a haunted house.

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Manhattan H.S. West Campus Dismissing Early Due to Bomb Threat

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Manhattan High School's West Campus dismissed students at 2 pm Thursday. RIley County Police say the school received two bomb threats, one at 11 am, the second at 1 pm. School officials made the decision to send students home while authorities do a search. Classes Friday have been canceled as well.

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Additions Showcased at Old Prairie Town

Updated: 09/25/2008 - A group gathered to celebrate some new additions to Old Prairie Town in Topeka. Organizers say a new walkway and pavilion will add to the park's beauty.

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Deputy John Barber Retires

Updated: 09/25/2008 - What were you doing back in 1979??? John Barber was just starting a new job in the Sheriff's department.

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Kansas Delegation, Challengers Respond to Bailout

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Slattery said President Bush's proposal made him "mad as hell," while Sen. Roberts office claimed the senator has been able to address Kansans' concerns with Treas. Secretary Paulson.

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Safe Streets' "Citizen's Patrol" Meeting Cancelled

Posted: 09/24/2008 - We told you Tuesday night how to reserve your spot in safe streets' "citizen's patrol" training session - but now we've been told the event scheduled for this saturday has been cancelled. No reason was given.

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Expocentre Parking Price Going Up

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Kansas Expocentre will increase parking fees for ticketed events at Landon Arena from $3 to $5. The hike takes effect Friday, Sept. 26th.

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Geary County Hospital Plans to Suspend BC/BS

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Geary Community Hospital patients may not be able to use Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas soon. Hospital officials say they can't continue to offer quality care and better technology with BC/BS "underpaying for its clients' healthcare."

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Topeka Sonic Wins Silver Medal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The employees at the 21st and Ashworth Place Sonic Drive-in won a silver medal at the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games held in Florida. The store was backwards from what they are used to, but some of the employees won individual awards along with the team medal.

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Judge to Allow Statement in Kan. Murder Trial

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A jury will hear an incriminating statement Theodore D. Netherland made to police in 2006. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Karen Estes. Netherland's attorney argued that his mental illness and below-average IQ prevented him from understanding his right to remain silent. But District Judge Evelyn Wilson disagreed in a ruling Tuesday.

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Tyson Plant Closure Affecting Emporia Enrollment

Posted: 09/24/2008 - KVOE radio reports the district's school board got the numbers Wednesday. Earlier, the district said it's first-day headcount saw a nearly five-percent decline in enrollment.

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Palin: US Could Face Another Great Depression

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the United States could be headed for another Great Depression if Congress doesn't act on the financial crisis.

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House Votes to End Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, voted Wednesday to end a quarter-century ban on oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, giving Republicans a major victory on energy policy.

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Local Retirement Home Hosts Health Fair

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Thorton Place Retirement hosted a health fair Wednesday in honor of Active Aging Week. Many health field specialists were present and organizers used a "poker game" approach to encourage residents to visit each one in order to collect a good hand.

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Women of Topeka Attend Literacy Event

Posted: 09/24/2008 - There is no better way to promote literacy than reading to your children. That was the purpose behind the 8th annual "Read to Me Program" lunch.

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Topeka Boosters Upset About Girl Scout Camp

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Budget problems may force the Girl Scouts to sell an 80-acre camp west of Topeka. The Girl Scouts of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri decided last week to close the center and shop at Camp Tokavaka.

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