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Wilson Lake in Kansas - 10/22/07 10:14 PM
Wilson Lake or Wilson Reservoir is a lake in the U.S. state of Kansas, on the border of Russell County and Lincoln County. It is a reservoir formed by the 130 ft (40 m) high Wilson Dam on Saline River. The dam was built in 1964 for flood control. The lake’s maximum capacity is 736,000 acre-feet (908 million m³). There are 5 recreational parks at Wilson Lake. Most include boat ramps, showers, overnight camping sites, playgrouds, volleyball courts, swimming beaches, and picnic areas. If you are into mountain biking, there is a bike trail that was recently opened and wraps a (2 comments)
Nicknames for cities in Kansas - 10/21/07 10:54 PM
Nicknames for Kansas cities: Augusta - A-Town.Beattie - Milo Capital of the World (milo is grain sorghum)Cassoday - Prairie Chicken Capital of the WorldCawker City - Home of the World's Largest Ball of TwineDodge City - Queen of the CowtownsEllis - Buckle on the Wheat Belt, Antique City of the High Plains Garden City - Cutting Horse CapitalGirard - Printing Capital of the Nation Haysville - Peach Capital of Kansas Hutchinson - The Salt City Jennings - Czech Us Out Kansas City KCKHeart of America Kirwin - Goose Capital. La Crosse - Barbed Wire Capital of the WorldLansing - City With (2 comments)
December Home Improvement for Winter - 10/21/07 10:05 PM
Suggestions for December Home Improvement (winter maintenance): Cleaning the gutters is a good idea in December. The majority of the leaves have fallen from the trees. Gutters should be cleaned to ensure proper drainage. Changing the direction of the blades on the ceiling fans will force warm air downward, thus warming the room. You could possibly be able to turn down the heater a few notches and save a few pennies on your utility bill. You will want to keep the fan at a slow speed so it does not create a cool breeze. Check roof vents for debris and insulation. If they are (0 comments)
November Home Improvement for Fall/Winter - 10/21/07 09:52 PM
In November, while temperatures during the day are still mild, take a close look at the driveway, patio, sidewalk and steps. Any small holes or cracks should be patched with a filler or sealer. The cycle of water freezing and thawing can create more damage if left unrepaired. Trim tree limbs back from the house or roof at least twelve inches. This decreases the chance of damage from wind and storms brushing the limbs against these surfaces. November 4th is daylight savings time. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour. This is a good time to replace batteries in household carbon monoxide and (0 comments)
Energy Savings and a Tax Credit - 10/21/07 07:28 PM
The federal government is encouraging homeowners to purchase components for their homes with higher energy-efficiency. To do so, the government is offering a reduced cost of certain upgrades by tax crediting those components that qualify. However, there is a time limit that expires at the year's end. A list of examples include: Windows, Skylights and storm doors (credit 10 percent of the cost of materials up to $200) Roofing (10 percent of the cost to install an Energy Star certified metal roof) Insulation (10 percent of the cost of materials up to $500, must meet the 2004 IECC) Water Heaters (credit (2 comments)
America Recycles Day - 10/21/07 06:56 PM
America Recycles Day is officially recognized on November, 15th. Across the country, 10,000 Americans are expected to participate in hundreds of events all over the nation to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage Americans to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy recycled products. Since the campaign's beginning in 1995, every year, millions more people become better educated about the importance of recycling in their homes and in the workplace as a result of this awareness day. The President of the United States declared November 15th America Recycles Day and many state and local governments issued proclamations and resolutions to show support for the (0 comments)
Halloween Spooktacular at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas - 10/21/07 06:30 PM
Trick-or-Treat at Sunset Zoo's candy and treasure trails during the SPOOKtacular Halloween event 2007 in Manhattan, Kansas. Pirate themed attractions include the plank o' conservation, the pirates' brig, scary pirate tales storytelling, pirate challenges, Kansas State University's Yosakoi dance troupe, marooned magician illusions, a Wizard of Oz and arts and crafts such as creating animal enrichments in the ship's galley and an opportunity to take your picture with the Pirate King to contribute to the coral reef conservation and much more. Ticket prices are $3 per trick o' treater, $2 for Friends of Sunset Zoo members. Free admission for two adults with each (0 comments)
Infamous people and Fictional People from Kansas - 10/01/07 09:13 PM
Infamous persons Edward J. Adams, (1887-1921), bank robber and murderer, Hutchinson, Kansas. Mark Essex, (1949-1973), mass murderer, Emporia, Kansas. Jake and Ralph Fleagle, bank robbers and murderers, Marienthal, Kansas George Newcomb, (1866-1895), member of Bill Doolin's Wild Bunch, Fort Scott, Kansas. Dennis Rader, (born 1945), serial killer known as "BTK", Wichita, Kansas. Fictional Persons Gray Anderson, mayor, Jericho, Kansas Dennis the Menace, (1951), neighborhood terror, Wichita, Kansas. Matt Dillon, (1949), Fictional marshall, Dodge City, Kansas. Samuel Dullard, character on Rocket Power, Hutchinson, Kansas Dorothy Gale, (1900), fictional Little Girl from Kansas who is transported to the Land of Oz by a tornado, with (2 comments)
Public Figures- Military, National Security and Religion from Kansas - 10/01/07 09:03 PM
Military and national security Stanley T. Adams, (1922-1999), Korean War Medal of Honor winner, DeSoto, Kansas. Wilbur Bestwick, (1911-1972), first Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sabetha, Kansas Richard Cowan, (1922-1944), WWII Medal of Honor winner, Wichita, Kansas. Rebecca L. Ediger, (born 1952), agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of U.S. Secret Service, born in Newton, Kansas and raised in Peabody, Kansas. Frederick N. Funston, (1865-1917), Major General, Medal of Honor-winner, Iola, Kansas. Duane D. Thiessen, (born 1951), Major General, USMC, Goessel, Kansas. Religion Ron Kenoly, (born 1944), musical worship leader, Coffeyville, Kansas. Fred Phelps, (born 1929), Westboro Baptist (1 comments)
Public Figures, Politics and Law from Kansas - 10/01/07 08:59 PM
Public figures Politics and law Georgia Neese Clark, (1900-1995), first woman Treasurer of the United States, Richland, Kansas. Charles Curtis, (1860-1936), U.S. Senator and 31st Vice President of the United States, Topeka, Kansas. George Docking, (1904-1964), Governor, Clay Center, Kansas. Bob Dole, (born 1923), Senator, 1996 presidential candidate, Russell, Kansas. Dwight Eisenhower, (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States, Allied commander in World War II, raised in Abilene, Kansas. Joan Finney, (1925-2001), Governor, Topeka, Kansas. Marlin Fitzwater, (born 1942), Press Secretary for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Abilene, Kansas. Robert Gates, (born 1943), former CIA director, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Wichita, (0 comments)
Aviators, Astronauts, Businessmen and Inventors from Kansas - 10/01/07 08:56 PM
Aviators and astronauts Clyde Vernon Cessna, (1879-1954), aviator and aircraft designer, Rago, Kansas. Walter Herschel Beech, (1891-1950), aviator and aircraft designer, Wichita, Kansas. Amelia Earhart, (1897-1937), aviator, Atchison, Kansas. Joe Engle, (born 1932), astronaut, Chapman, Kansas. Ron Evans, (1933-1990), astronaut, Topeka, Kansas. Daniel Forbes, (1920-1948), U.S. Army Aircorp photoreconnaissance pilot, Carbondale, Kansas. Steve Hawley, (born 1951), astronaut, Salina, Kansas. Lloyd Carlton Stearman, (1898-1975), aviator and aircraft designer, Wellsville, Kansas. Businessmen and inventors Philip Anschutz, (born 1939), billionaire investor, Russell, Kansas.Dan and Frank Carney, (Dan born 1931, Frank born 1938), founders of Pizza Hut, Wichita, Kansas. Walter Chrysler, (1875-1940), founder of Chrysler Corporation, (1 comments)
Famous Athletes and Coaches from Kansas - 10/01/07 08:52 PM
Famous Athletes and Coaches from Kansas John Adams, (born 1915), jockey, Iola, Kansas. Elden Auker, (1910-2006), baseball pitcher, Norcatur, Kansas. Judy Bell, (born 1936), member of World Golf Hall of Fame, Wichita, Kansas. Clint Bowyer, (born 1979), NASCAR driver, Emporia, Kansas. Orville Brown, (1908-1981), pro wrestler, NWA champion, Sharon, Kansas. Larry Cheney, (1886-1969), baseball pitcher, Belleville, Kansas. Tony Clark, (born 1972), baseball player, Newton, Kansas. Glenn Cunningham, (1909-1988), Silver Medalist, 1936 Olympic Games, Elkhart, Kansas. Johnny Damon, (born 1973), baseball player, Fort Riley, Kansas. Lynn Dickey, (born 1949), football player, Osawatomie, Kansas. Nolan Cromwell, (born 1955), football player, Ransom, Kansas. Wantha Davis, (born (9 comments)
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