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Vintage Baseball Game Scheduled At Eisenhower Campus Grounds

KSAL StaffAugust 5, 2013

Old-time baseball is coming to Abilene. According to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, the fifth annual vintage base ball game will be played on their grounds. The "Abilene Iron Cutters" will face the "Wichita Bull Stockings" of the Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club donning uniforms from the 1860s. The game is scheduled for this Saturday. The game is played using base ball rules fr...

Fair Week In Salina

KSAL StaffAugust 5, 2013

It's fair week in Salina. Festivities of the Tri-Rivers Fair run Tuesday through Sunday. The fair parade down Santa Fe gets things started Tuesday evening at 7:30. Many favorites are back this year including the rodeo, demolition derby, combine demolition derby, and the draft horse show. General Schedule: Tuesday, August 6th 7:30 pm Parade Downtown Theme “Fulfill Your Dreams in 2013” We...

Final Four Contributes To Record Donations At WSU

KSAL StaffAugust 5, 2013

A groundswell of school pride after the Wichita State Shockers made it to the Final Four of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has resulted in a record year of donations for the university. The Wichita Eagle reports the WSU Foundation's fiscal year 2013 ended with a three year record of $22.5 million in total giving. It also led to record contributions to a variety of campus organizatio...

For critics, Kansas abortion law’s form also matters

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

Two Kansas doctors challenging a sweeping new state abortion law are attacking its form as well as its substance. Dr. Herbert Hodes (HOH'-deez) and daughter Dr. Traci Nauser (NOW'-zuhr), perform abortions at their health center in Overland Park and filed a lawsuit against the new law in Shawnee County District Court. They're asking a judge to strike down the entire law before their lawsuit goes ...

Salina to get $3.5M bulk solids research facility

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

Developers are planning a new facility in Salina that will research the best ways to move bulk solids. The 17,000-square-foot research facility, will be called The Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Construction is expected to begin next summer. The Salina Journal reports the research will be used by industries that use and make conveyance systems for materials such as sugar, starch, minerals...

Heavy Rain Prompts More Flooding

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

Heavy rain late Saturday night into Sunday prompts more flooding. According to the National Weather Service, among the wettest areas is Reno County, where over 7 inches of rain fell in some areas. In Hutchinson, where nearly 5 inches of rain fell within 90 minutes, major flooding was occurring.  A nursing home was evacuated as stalled cars floated in flooded intersections.  In Barton County ov...

Bug Blamed For Causing Crash

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

A bug is blamed for causing a crash on Interstate 70. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford Fiesta was headed east on Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon. The driver, 16-year-old Jeremy Baggs fron Dacula, Georgia, was distracted by a bug. He veered off the road into the south ditch and struck the 196 milemarker sign. The car came to rest facing northeast.   Baggs and a passenger, 21-year...

No Winner Saturday, Powerball Grows to $400 Million

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

There was no jackpot winner in Saturday night’s $300 million Powerball drawing. According to the lottery, the estimated jackpot for Wednesday is $400 million. The cash option is $230.3 million. Both of those numbers could likely rise within the next couple of days. The winning numbers Saturday were 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45; the Powerball was 15. While $400 million is a large jackpot, it is not a...

Horse Dies At Phillipsburg Rodeo

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

A bucking horse has died after running into a fence during a Kansas rodeo event and breaking her neck. The 6-year-old mare, Jitterbug, had her head down while bucking at the Phillipsburg Rodeo on Friday and went straight into a fence. A veterinarian at the arena says the horse died instantly and did not suffer. Veterinarian John Boyington says he has worked at the rodeo for 23 years and it was t...

Kansas Senators Seek to Honor Lt. Gen. Seitz

KSAL StaffAugust 4, 2013

Kansas' two U.S. senators are seeking to rename a Veterans Affairs clinic in Junction City after a decorated World War II veteran who continued serving the military community around Fort Riley long after he retired. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts filed the measure Friday to honor Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz by renaming the health facility after the late general. Seitz died in June at age 95. Seitz...

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