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All Veterans Memorial Holds Ceremony

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka's Great Overland Station hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday. Lt. Col. Roger Aeschliman of the Kansas Army National Guard spoke to those attending.

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Little Apple Shows Gratitude to Veterans

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition/ Manhattan hosted its Veterans Day Celebration without the parade this year due to inclement weather. The festivities did carry on with a breakfast, commemorative program and recognition banquet.

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'Extreme Makeover' to Build Home in Chapman

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' begin work in tornado-battered Chapman on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Drill Planned at Kansas Nuclear Power Plant

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A drill involving a hostile-action scenario will take place Wednesday at Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Coffey County. National guard members, federal and local law enforcement officials and Wolf Creek personnel will take part.

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Kansas to Start Using Debit Cards for Unemployment

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Starting next week, Kansas unemployment checks will be replaced with a Visa debit card issued by the state Department of Labor. The switch affect about 25,000 people and will save the state about $300,000 annually in postage and paper costs.

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Gray County World Warr II Veterans Record Memories

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Nearly 40 World War II Veterans in Gray County have already recorded their memories as part of an oral history project. It's being house in the Gray County Courthouse's Veterans Memorial Resource Center.

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Lawmaker Wants Appointed Lt. Govs. to be Confirmed

Updated: 11/18/2008 - State Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, says he'll introduce legislation requiring Senate confirmation if a lieutenant governor is appointed by the governor. The proposal comes amid speculation Gov. Kathleen Sebelius could take a job with the Obama administration.

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Kansas National Guard to Teach Farming to Afghans

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas National Guard troops will be part of an agribusiness development team, teaching people in Afghanistan better ways to farm. About 60 Guard members will travel there in February for a year-long deployment.

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Emporia Celebrates Veterans Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - It's the birthplace of Veterans Day and after 51 years Emporia still rolls out the red carpet for all Veterans.

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Payless Chain to Give Away Shoes Through Charities

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to give out 65,000 reduced-price or free pairs of shoes to children over the next two months through a partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

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Veterans Day at Hope Street Academy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Students at Hope Street Academy observed Veterans Day by listening to first-hand accounts from soldiers who served in Iraq.

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Central Kansas Volunteers Get 1919 Train Working

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Central Kansas volunteers working to restore a 1919 Baldwin locomotive got the train's engine running for the first time in 50 years. The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association reported minor leaks that needed to be repaired before the train could continue to run.

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'Extreme Makeover' Show to Build New Home for Chapman

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A tornado-battered Kansas town gets a boost from a network TV show that builds homes for deserving families. Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' are expected in Chapman to begin work on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Medicare open enrollment is quickly approaching. Between November 15th and December 31st, you can make changes to your Medicare health plan or prescription drug coverage.

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Tenn. Man Dies in Kansas Hunting Accident

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A 63-year-old Tennessee man is dead after being accidentally shot while bird hunting in northcentral Kansas. The Rooks County Sheriff's Office said William Dudley Carter of Adams, Tennessee, died Saturday as a result of wounds to his head and upper chest.

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Governor Sebelius Honors Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Today is a day to stop and remember those that have served our country. In observance of Veterans Day, Governor Kathleen Sebelius if offering her own words of thanks.

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Challenger Wins Commission Race in Johnson County

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner videotaped removing his opponents campaign signs has lost his seat. After provisional ballots were counted, Calvin Hayden beat John Toplikar by 42 votes.

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Kansas Governor's Chicago Trip Leads to Cabinet Talk

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office says a weekend trip to Chicago was to celebrate husband, Gary's, 59th birthday. Chicago is also home to Barack Obama's transition team, but a spokesperson says Sebelius did not meet with them.

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Kansas Man's Holiday Proposal Leads to Internet Buzz

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins scheduled a meeting to lobby for a national holiday honoring Barack Obama. A newspaper's notice of the meeting on its web site was posted on the Drudge Report, creating a flurry of hits.

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Sanderholm's Alleged Killer Breaks Sprinkler Head

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Jail officials say the man accused of killing 19-year old Cowley College student Jodi Sanderholm broke a fire protection sprinkler head in his jail cell. Water covered the cell floor and seeped into the booking area, but didn't cause major problems.

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