The line of fire exploding on the outskirts of Nicodemus was a dramatic scene. Many of us saw the live video shared Sunday night by Dr. JohnElla Holmes. She's a resident of the historic all black town in Graham county which is recognized by the National Park Service as a nationally significant park of Am...
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, participated in the dedication of the national memorial to honor President and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Below are Roberts’ remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Bret. As an Eisenhower author yourself, I know you share our enthusiasm for his legacy. Thank ...
President Trump proclaimed today, September 26, 2020 as a National Day of Prayer and Return: Our great Nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith—a faith that has stood the test of time. Four hundred years ago, early American settlers trusted their lives to His providence and braved a voyage to a New World. From the pilgrims...
I received sad news from a friend. Thomas Wellington has passed away. Tom was one of the first people I met when I moved to Nicodemus in 2012. He was always helping around the town, weed-eating, or mowing, or working on some project. At veterans events he would vividly describe his wartime service. At almost any town event he would begin proceeding...
TOPEKA –  Kansas should integrate the naturalization test administered to all new U.S. citizens into civics education in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt testified yesterday before the House Education Committee. "I sometimes reflect on how much we demand of those who wish to become American citizens by their own choice," Schmidt said. "I...
    MANHATTAN — A new book from the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University is a history of life on a prominent Flint Hills ranch through the years. "Sauble: Stories from the Flint Hills" is co-authored by Patrick Henry Sauble, a longtime rancher and a K-State alumnus, and Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, K-State associate professor of histo...
Have you ever driven around Council Grove and noticed Simcock Street? Or passed the large two-story limestone Simcock House just north of the Cottage House? Ever wonder who the Simcocks were or what they did? I’m going to tell you about one of them in particular; an early Flint Hills musician who not only helped cultivate the performing arts in Mor...
The National Park Service will return staff to Nicodemus National Historic Site, and renew efforts to acquire land to build a visitor center.  On Wednesday, representatives from the National Park Service met with the Nicodemus Historical Society to listen to local concerns about the agency’s current management. Acting Regional Deputy Director Clara...
The Nicodemus Historical Society has launched a website after months of work by descendants Robert Alexander and Angela Bates. Visitors to nicodemushistoricalsociety.org will find a beautifully designed, informative resource. The society preserves the history of the all-black pioneer town of Nicodemus, Kansas, which was designated a National Histor...
The State of Kansas turns 158 on Monday, and the Kansas Historical Society is inviting all Kansans to visit the Capitol for a free piece of cake. If you haven't broken from the New Year's diet already, Kansas Day cake qualifies as a worthy justification. The official celebration begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, on the first floor of the st...
Have you ever been to Nicodemus?
Have you ever visited Nicodemus, Kansas in Graham County? If so, what do you remember about the town?...
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Posted on October 16, 2020
Does Barbara Bollier have a chance of winning in a Republican state?
Some polls suggest a tight race, but Kansas hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1932. Does Bollier actually have a chance of winning?...
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Posted on October 5, 2020
Should Anthony Hensley Resign?
Senator Anthony Hensley is using a house that is not his in his 2020 campaign ads. His actual house is worth $135k more. Is this a problem for Kansas' longest serving legislator?...
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Posted on October 21, 2020
Have you ever been to Nicodemus?
Have you ever visited Nicodemus, Kansas in Graham County? If so, what do you remember about the town?...
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Posted on October 16, 2020
Who will continue their losing streak? The 4-1 Chiefs or the 4-1 Bills?
Kansas City and Buffalo had been two of the hottest teams in the NFL until falling to Oakland and Tennessee this past week. Now they face each other. Which team will get back to winning, and should we be worried if the Chiefs losing streak hits two g...
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Posted on October 15, 2020
How long should Kansas schools continue remote education?
Many Kansas students are taking their lessons online from home. But this is causing some parents to struggle with child care, and many wonder if the isolation from peers is more harmful than the risk of covid. Should schools stay remote to slow the s...
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Posted on October 14, 2020
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