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Monday, June 29 2015 @ 09:17 AM

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One American Story

Around KansasMany years after he took them Marty Connor returned the souvenirs he took while fighting on Iwo Jima.

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Fox family in Lecompton

Local InterestNot the network, but a a family of foxes–who’ve taken up residence near downtown Lecompton–is the subject of this article in the LJW.

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Thursday evening farmer’s market moves to West Lawrence

Local InterestThe parking lot SE of 6th and Wakarusa will be the site of the new weekday (Thursday) farmer’s market. The market will start May 6th and be open from 4-6PM. (From the Lawrence Journal World)

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Topeka City Council “changes” city name

Around KansasWell, they didn’t really change the name.proclamation states that the city should be referred to as “Google” for the month of march. All this in an effort to persuade Google to lure it’s fiber optic network trail to Topeka. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

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LMH Facility in Eudora Moving Forward Despite Obstacles

Local NewsInitial plans had the facility opening in 2008, but the design should be completed by April. (Eudora News)

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Baldwin School Board Considers Honoring Former Coach

Local InterestSports facilities may be named after former coach Merle Venable. (Baldwin City Signal)

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Topeka Student’s Art Work Benefits Charities

Helping HandsJenny Unrein is Washburn Rural HS senior. Although she faces challenges of her own, she works to help others by creating and selling artwork. A portion of the proceeds go to charity.

You can see Jenny’s designs at JennyLu.etsy.com

(Story from the Topeka Capital Journal

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Mitigation Plan Will Expand Baker Wetlands

Nature and EcologyThe Kansas DOT is funding an expansion of the wetlands including 142 acres west of Louisiana. This mitigation project will cost $975,000. The state doesn’t yet have the $148 million necessary to build to road itself.
(From the Baldwin City Signal)

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New Eudora Elementary Ahead of Schedule, Historic Home Likely to be Demolished

Local NewsThe good news is that the elementary school is ahead of schedule, the bad news is that the 109 year old Durr home on the property is likely to be demolished. Here is the article form the Eudora News

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Washburn Gets New “W”

Around KansasBecause of a lawsuit brought by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All the W’s on uniforms, helmets, basketball courts, and almost everywhere it is used will change to the new Washburn logo.
(From the Topeka Capital Journal)