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Observatory run by Wichita State to close after 35 years
July 15, 2015
Lake Afton Public Observatory is set to close after giving Kansas a glimpse of the stars for 35 years.
Sirens failed to sound in Nickerson as tornado hit area
July 15, 2015
Tornado sirens failed to go off in Nickerson as a tornado hit the area.
Tiebreaking vote grants chruch tax break
July 15, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved a tax break to Cornerstone Family Worship for construction of a new church, but it took Mayor Jason Ward’s tiebreaking vote. Council Members Chris Donnelly and Andy Gilner voted in favor of the excise tax reduction, while fellow members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed voted against it.
Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young U.S. adults too fat for military
July 15, 2015
The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts
July 15, 2015
Unlicensed teachers can work in six Kansas school districts, the Kansas State Board of Education decided Tuesday by a narrow vote.
New attractions to greet Leavenworth County fairgoers
July 15, 2015
The Leavenworth County Fair will be swinging into Tonganoxie later this month with some new attractions, including the bull bash on Aug. 1.
Leavenworth County Fair schedule
July 15, 2015
Here’s a look at the 2015 Leavenworth County Fair schedule: