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KPR Staff Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:15

Q: During the third weekend in August, this community in north-central Kansas holds a “Twine-a-thon.” That’s where residents celebrate the city’s claim to fame - having ...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:15

Q: In 1908, this western Kansas town moved three miles down the road to a new location. The town moved in an attempt to avoid paying back city bonds that had become due. Today, ...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/01/2014 - 14:15

Q: Listed as a “city of the third-class,” this community is the smallest incorporated town in the state. What’s the name of this south-central Kansas town with a populatio...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:15

Q: Historically, Kansas has been a laboratory for all kinds of social experiments. One of those experiments began back in 1856 when a group of settlers -- called the “Vegetarian Kansas Emig...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:15

Q: This Kansas county is named after a county in Kentucky, which in turn, was named after a French dynasty that helped the American side during the Revolutionary War. What’s t...

KPR Staff Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:15

Q: This Kansas town is famous for its annual Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion. The annual event has been held continuously since 1873 and organizers claim it’s the oldest cons...

KPR Staff Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:13

Q: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of what was once called “The Great War.” The first American officer killed in World War I was Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, a Kansas...

KPR Staff Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:27

Q: Fifty years ago this month, 17-year-old Jim Ryun became the first high school kid in the country to run a mile in less than four minutes. He went on to do it three more times! Whi...

KPR Staff Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:35

Q: This Kansas county was originally named “Shirley County” but local leaders were afraid “Shirley” sounded too much like the name of a prostitute, so the county was renamed. What do w...

KPR Staff Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:00

Q: Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy, France. The very first troops to hit Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, were part of a legendary army division tha...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:54

Q:
President Dwight Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, helped win World War Two and got elected president - twice! But wait, that’s not all. He also launched America into the sp...

KPR Staff Thu, 05/22/2014 - 21:20

Q: As a young man, he worked for Goodyear Tire in Topeka. Then, he sold life insurance. In the early 1960s, he bought a pizza restaurant in Pittsburg and another one in Joplin, Misso...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:31

Q: Native Kansas limestone was used in the construction of Allen Fieldhouse at the University of Kansas, Ahearn Field House at Kansas State and the Kansas Statehouse. In fact, some of the lime...

KPR Staff Fri, 05/09/2014 - 14:31

 
Q: If you "Go West" in Kansas, you'll discover a county named after a 19th century newspaper publisher – and a county seat named after his famous newspaper. Name the western Kansas coun...

KPR Staff Mon, 05/05/2014 - 14:55

Q: The Kansas Sampler Festival gets underway this weekend in Wamego. The Sampler Fest is designed to give the public a sample of what there is to see and do in Kansas. There’s...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/25/2014 - 14:15

Q: The names for a handful of Kansas towns are spelled with at least three of the letter "O." For example, Oskaloosa is spelled with three Os. So is Solomon and don't overlook O...

KPR Staff Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:15

Q: Each year this south-central Kansas town holds “The Kansas Wheat Festival.” Where can you go for this year’s 114th edition of the Kansas Wheat Festival? (Not to be conf...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:15

Q: In 2008, Baker University alumnus Andrew Cherng was included in the Forbes magazine list of 25 Notable Chinese-Americans. What national fast food restaurant chain did he help establish? (H...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:15

Q: In June, this iconic western Kansas church will be dedicated as a “minor basilica.” The nickname of this Romanesque-style church is the “Cathedral of the Plains.” Wha...

KPR Staff Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:15

Q: What comic strip, which debuted this week back in 1951, takes place in Wichita, Kan.? (Hint: If you don’t know the answer, go ask Mr. Wilson.)
The comics exhibit at Washington, D.C....

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