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

Q: Most of the residents who live in this Kansas community actually live inside a private gated community WITHIN the city limits. This incorporated City of the 3rd Class has a l...

Lake Quivira Gate
KPR Staff Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:29

Category: Living the Good Life

KPR Staff Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:15

Q: In the mid 1800s, the U.S. military brought in a Catholic priest to perform an exorcism at a military installation in Kansas. The sacred rite of exorcism is designed to drive away demo...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:15

Q: The Kansas City Royals play the Orioles in Baltimore at 7 o’clock tonight in the American League Championship Series. If KC can win four more games, they’ll play in the W...

KPR Staff Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:28

Q: Most Kansans are familiar with how General Dwight D. Eisenhower, of Abilene, helped defeat Germany and Italy in World War II. Less well known is how another Kansan helped def...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:29

Q: University of Kansas Volleyball Coach Ray Bechard could rack up his 1,000th career victory during a match tonight in Lawrence. What’s the name of his Kansas hometown?

KPR Staff Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:15

Q: The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is holding its big benefit sale – “For Your EARS Only” - at the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 6 o’clock tonight, where you c...

KPR Staff Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:15

Q: Built from native limestone in 1873, it’s the oldest operating courthouse in the state of Kansas. Can you name it?

Situated in the heart of the Flint Hills,...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:54

Q: Just north of Hanover, Kan., you’ll find Hollenberg Station, the last Pony Express stop in Kansas as riders traveled west to Sacramento. If you think postage is expensive n...

KPR Staff Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:15

Q: The oldest swinging bridge in Kansas was built in 1904 – and 110 years later it’s still swinging. In which southeast Kansas town will you find this swinging bridge?

radiobob Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:00

RockyGrass 2014 (Photo by Bob McWilliams)

RockyGrass 2014 crowds on the first day of the festival. (Photo by Bob McWilliams)
Last September, massive floodwaters from the St. Vraim River deva...

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...


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