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KPR Staff Fri, 04/13/2012 - 14:15

Q: 
Swedish pioneers who moved to central Kansas in the mid-1800s called their new home "framtidslandet" (FRAHM-tids-LAHND-it). What does that word mean in English?This photograph shows a ...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:15

Q:
This early TV broadcaster was born in Wichita and studied two years at the University of Kansas before making his mark as an NBC news anchor, commentator and pitchman. What’s the name of ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/30/2012 - 14:15

Q: Network news anchor Brian Williams, host of the NBC Nightly News, began his broadcasting career at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, Kan. Do you know what the call letters K-O-A-M stand for? Tell us...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/23/2012 - 06:00

Q: Eighty-one years ago this month, a plane crashed in a farm field near the tiny town of Bazaar, Kan. All eight people onboard were killed, including Knute Rockne, the legendary football coach...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/16/2012 - 06:00

Q: By altering just ONE letter, you can spell the names of TWO Kansas counties. Name the two Kansas counties that can be spelled by changing just one letter. Wagons and automobiles on a business...

KPR Staff Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:37

Q: Jane Grant, who grew up in the southeast Kansas town of Girard, was a staff writer for the New York Times. What’s the name of the national magazine she started with ...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:20

Q: Kansas has nearly 300 school districts but in ONE of them – and only one – all the schools are named after famous American generals. What’...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/24/2012 - 06:00

Q: Which famous American, who lived part of his life in Kansas, was commemorated by a 3-cent postage stamp in the late 1940s? Hint: He attended school and was a member of the Presbyt...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/17/2012 - 15:15

Q: Kansas is far from the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, but it does have a connection to the southern California surf sounds of the 1960s. The first manager of The Beach Boys – who was als...

KPR Staff Fri, 02/10/2012 - 03:22

Q: Miltonvale, Kan., is named after Milton Tootle, who once owned the land where the town was built. What's the name of the annual celebration where residents celebrate their town and the...

KPR Staff Thu, 02/02/2012 - 22:40

Q: Which western Kansas community claims to have the widest main street in America? Name the town!

A: Plains, Kansas

The claim to fame of Plains, Kan., is that it has “th...

KPR Staff Wed, 01/25/2012 - 22:57

Q: The Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City is celebrating its 85th birthday! When the zoo first opened in 1927, Chief of Police and Zoo Superintendent Lee Richardson personally brought in the fi...

KPR Staff Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:37

Q: This native Kansan made it big on Broadway as a choral director. A singer, actress, composer, author and poet... she began organizing choral groups in Coffeyville, Kan., before she was...

KPR Staff Wed, 01/04/2012 - 21:49

Q: Before he was a Hollywood actor, Gary Busey received a scholarship to play football at a school in Kansas. Which university in Kansas gave Gary Busey the football scholarship?

Flic...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/30/2011 - 16:00

Q: What’s the name of the nation’s FIRST “million-dollar” high school?
 
(kansasmemory.org)

A: Topeka High School
Topeka High, the nation’s first “million-dollar h...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/09/2011 - 17:31

Q: Historic Route 66, the so-called "Main Street of America," runs for only 13 miles through southeast Kansas. If you're "on your way from Chicago to L.A.," what's the only Kansas county you'l...

KPR Staff Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:21

Q: American composer and concert band leader John Philip Sousa composed nearly 140 marches, including one for Kansas State University. What's the name of the march he created for K-State?...

KPR Staff Fri, 12/02/2011 - 18:14

Q: George Armstrong Custer met his end during the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana, but where - in Kansas - was his famous 7th Cavalry Regiment born?
 
(kansasmemory.org)

A...

KPR Staff Fri, 11/18/2011 - 06:00

Q: On March 28, 2009...this community received 30 inches of snow in just 24 hours – a state record. What’s the name of this south-central Kansas town?

A: Pratt
On March 28, 2009......

KPR Staff Fri, 11/04/2011 - 16:35

 
Q: This Kansas community is located 1,561 miles away from New York City – and the exact same number of miles away from San Francisco. We know this because a big sign at the edge of t...

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