Race organizers are preparing for the 2023 Eisenhower Marathon. The Marathon will be Saturday, April 29, in Abilene. The race will start in Old Abilene Town and offers 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon options. The race began in 2003 under the leadership of June DeWeese and was one of only a handful of marathons in […]

Brown Grand Ladies Parlor Renovation

Concordia, KS– The Brown Grand Opera House, Inc. will soon be making renovations to the Ladies Parlor thanks to a generous lead gift of $20,000 from the Marjorie and Larry Lundberg Trust. It has been nearly 50 years since the Brown Grand’s major restoration in the mid-1970s, and thanks to this donation, the Ladies Parlor […]

Red Cross Honors Local Community Heroes During Red Cross Month Celebration in March

Topeka, KS- As climate disasters, blood donation needs and other emergencies upend lives, local community heroes are stepping up to care for one another. This March, the Greater Kansas Chapter is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 […]

Gridiron: Royally Funny 

  Wichita, KS– The Kansas Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 54th annual satirical Gridiron show returns to raise money for journalism scholarships. This year’s show, “Gridiron: Royally Funny,” will be held at 8 p.m. on March 23, 24 and 25 at Roxy’s Downtown, 412 ½ E. Douglas. Those who prefer to stay home may watch through […]

Governor Kelly Proclaims March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly has signed a proclamation designating March Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in Kansas. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Serves (KDADS), in collaboration with the Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling (KCPG), recognizes March as PGAM as part of the national campaign held annually. The 2023 campaign theme is “Celebrating […]

Luck of the Irish Not Needed: Food Scientist Shares Tips on Preparing Corned Beef

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Contrary to its name, there isn’t actually corn in corned beef.   Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee said the name comes from dry-curing beef brisket with salt crystals the size of corn. ‘Corning’ the beef was originally used as a preservation […]

The Top Contender to Lead Kansas Democrats is Under Fire Over Campaign Spending, Resume

A candidate endorsed by top Kansas Democrats to lead the state party faces allegations that she failed to pay the campaign manager of her bid for statewide office last year, has exaggerated her credentials and that she spent political donations in unconventional ways. A small claims court filing in Johnson County accuses Jeanna Repass, who […]