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Kansas Catholic Bishops Walk Fine Line on Syrian Refugee Crisis

Statue of Jesus in a Kansas Catholic church (Photo by J. Schafer)

Catholic bishops in Kansas are walking a fine line on the Syrian refugee crisis. Church leaders have offered their support for the plight of Syrian refugees but have been reluctant to openly criticize the Catholic governor of the state, Sam Brownback, for his executive order designed to keep Syrian refugees out of the state.

Remembering Kansas Town Team Baseball (Be a Movie Extra in Rossville!)

The 1909 Rossville baseball team managed by I.B. Wilt. Back row players, left to right, are "Frog" Baird, Frank or Melvin Hartzell, Cy Higginbotham, Jack Parr, and Guy Berkey. Front row players, left to right, are Charles Berkey, Pete Cless, Fred Hook, and Clarence McPherson.(Photo Courtesy of Historical Society)

Wanna' be a movie extra? You can, this weekend in Rossville, Kansas. Documentary filmmakers will use the historic Joe Campbell Stadium as the backdrop to film scenes depicting a 1919 baseball game. Come dressed in period clothing at 11am Sunday and you'll have a good chance to be in the upcoming film "Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball." KPR's J. Schafer spoke to filmmaker Mark Honer about the project.

Atchison Braces for Influx of Visitors for Total Solar Eclipse - But Just How Many?

Officials in Atchison and other small communities in northeast Kansas are bracing themselves for tens of thousands of visitors for Monday's total solar eclipse. Atchison, a town of 11,000, could get as many as 35,000 extra visitors for Monday's big event.


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