Humboldt Pool

The Humboldt pool will be open through Labor Day.  Weekdays 5pm to 8pm.  Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day 1pm to 8pm.  For information, call Humboldt City Hall at 620.473.3232 or the Humboldt Pool at 620.473.3291

Free Cancer Screenings – LeRoy

Stop by for a free cancer screening on Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Christian Church in LeRoy. Physicians from the University of Kansas Cancer Center and staff from the Midwest Cancer Alliance will provide cancer screenings and bone density tests free of charge. Neosho Masonic Lodge #27 hosts the event, in cooperation with the Kansas Masonic Foundation. For more information, call Don Meats at 620-203-0396.

66th Annual LeRoy Homecoming

Leroy homecoming

14th Annual Greeley Smokeoff Bar-B-Q Competition


Ottawa’s 150th Birthday Bash

Come celebrate Ottawa’s sesquicentennial on Saturday, Sept. 6th at Forrest Park. Events include birthday cake, a community lunch, vendors, entertainment and much more!

Kansas Concealed Carry Class

Kansas Concealed Carry Class will be held Saturday, Sept 6th from 9:00a -5:00pm at Freedom Arms LLC. Bring 50 rounds ammo for the gun you will qualify with, ear and eye protection and the gun you will qualify with. The class is 8 hours and involves classroom time with written test over information provided and legal issues related to concealed carry. Range qualifications: 3yrds single handed 5 rounds, 7 yrds two handed 2 sets of 5 rounds and 10 yrds two handed 2 sets of 5 rounds. 18 of 25 shots must be within target scoring portion. Stress-free environment. Class is designed for beginner to advanced shooters. Please call 785-448-9848 if you want to sign up for this class and if you need help with these items.

Fall City Wide Garage Sale – Garnett

Garnett’s Fall City Wide Garage Sale is Saturday, Sept 13th starting at 8:00 a.m. Register your sale and get on the map by mail or delivering $5.00 to the Garnett Chamber office by Sept. 10th. Maps available at the Chamber of Commerce.

Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Show – Ottawa

Don’t miss the Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Show September 12th – September 14th at Forest Park in Ottawa. This show is much more than a gathering of gas engine and tractor enthusiasts, although those are pretty amazing when all the engines are chugging at once! With the passage of time, many of our younger generation have never seen or experienced farm life in its heyday. The event creates a learning experience, where the future meets the past. This year’s featured tractor is John Deere. Cost is $3 per person for all 3 days. Children under 12 get in Free. For more information visit

American Legion Post 13 Breakfast

The American Legion Post 13 in Yates Center invites the public to breakfast at the American Legion Hall, on the northwest corner of the square in Yates Center, for all you can eat biscuits/gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage links, hash browns, juice and coffee. Adults are $6, children 6-12 are just $3 and children under 5 eat free! Serving from 7-10am on the following dates:

  • June 21st
  • July 19th
  • August 16th
  • September 20th
Ladies Night Out – Ottawa

More than 20 Ottawa businesses have joined together to present the annual Ladies Night Out Sept 26th from 4:00 – 8:00p! All of the businesses will have something unique to offer, from exciting new products and refreshments to sales and specials. Play the scavenger hunt between stores and enter for a chance to win $100 in Chamber currency! Pick up your scavenger hunt form at Plaza Grill & Cinema the night of the event. The event is sponsored by the Chamber’s events and promotions committee.

The Guns Guys Event Schedule

The Gun Guys in Ottawa will be hosting the following events in the month of September.

  • September 4th – Rimfire Challenge – 5pm
  • September 13th – Intro to handguns – 6pm
  • September 14th – Conceal Carry – 8am
  • September 18th – Rimfire Challenge – 5pm
  • September 21st – Action Pistol – 8:30am
  • September 26th – Ladies Night Out – 4-8pm

For more information about The Gun Guys indoor shooting range or to sign up for classes visit  or call 785-417-0711 for more info.

2nd Annual Beer Tasting – Osage City

2014 tasting (5)

2014 Chanute Rodeo


45th Annual Artist Alley – Chanute

Don’t miss the 45th Annual Artist Alley on Saturday, Sept 27th on Main Street in Chanute.

Booth & Activity Schedule:

  • 7:00-10:00a – Pancake Feed at the Masonic Hall (Elm & Highland Ave)
  • 8:00a – NCCC Artist Alley 5K
  • 9:00a- 5:00p – All booths & activities are open including “lil Cow Poke Rodeo”, Carriage Rides, Climbing Wall, Inflatable Bounce Toys and more. Art demonstrations on North Lincoln and in the Chanute Art Gallery, 17 N. Lincoln. Gear Grinders Car Show west of the tracks.
  • 10:00a – 11:00a – Spirit Aerosystems SKO Train Ride #1 departs, $6 or $3 for children under 12.
  • 10:00a – 2:00p – Humboldt Helicopter Rides, South Grant near old Museum, $25
  • 11:00a – Noon – Artist Alley Homecoming Parade begins featuring CHS Alumni
  • 1:00p – 2:00p – Spirit AeroSystems SKO Train Ride #2 departs, $6 or $3 for children under 12
  • 3:00p – 4:00p – Spirit AeroSystems SKO Train Ride #3, $6 or $3 for children under 12
  • The Chanute Rodeo – Friday & Saturday Night!!

Entertainment at Main Street Pavilion Main and Highland

  • 10-11:00a – Sky Smeed
  • 12-2:00p – The Vogt Sisters
  • 2-4:00p – 3 Legged Dawg
  • 4-6:00p – Among The Lost
  • 6-10:00p – Hillbily Bus Stop

Entertainment at Google Earth Main and Lincoln

  • 12:30p – Brenda’s Dance . And more dance groups to be scheduled
Bras Across Ol’ Marais and Tour Des’ Bras – Ottawa

The Franklin County Cancer Foundation, Ottawa BPW and the Ottawa Main Street Association will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the second annual Bras Across Ol’ Marais on October 4th at Haley Park in Ottawa. The day will include a  bra hanging, live entertainment, food, photo opportunities and awareness information. The Tour Des’ Bras will include decorated bras in the windows of downtown Ottawa. Come vote for your favorite bra. Paint the town by wearing pink that day!

Be Bold, Be Bald!

Be Bold, Be Bald! is a national fundraising event held on the third Friday of October each year, and takes place wherever you are. Participants go bald by boldly wearing a bald cap (or very boldly shaving their head) to honor those who bravely fight cancer and raise money to help fight back.  Participants get sponsored for their bold move, and choose the charity they want their proceeds to benefit.   This years Be Bold, Be Bald event takes place Friday, October 17th.  To sign up or for more information please visit

Take The Fright Out Of Cancer Carnival -Emporia

Join Team Hope to Unite, Empower, and educate kids by taking the fright out of Cancer. Take The Fright Out Of Cancer Carnival will be held at the Flint Hills Mall, October 31st, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This FREE Carnival will include candy, drawings, prizes and games for all ages….like duck pond, feed the elephant, monster mash, xing tea ring toss, and more! Pluse xing tea zombie lounge and food court with popcorn, cotton candy and walking tacos! New this year: Take a trip to OZ in their “There No Place Like Hope” Adventure! Mosey Oak Prostaff Hunting And Fishing Corner with Turkey Calls, Gobbler Sucker Pull and Catfish hole!

The Fright House – Haunt For Hirschsprung’s Benefit – Iola

Fright House

Agriculture Appreciation Dinner – Waverly

The Coffey County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Agriculture Appreciation Dinner.  The event will be held at the Waverly Community Building on Thursday, November 6th , at 6PM.   They will be serving a catered meal for their guests as well as having a special guest, Steven M. Graham, from the College of Ag/ K-State Research and Extension speaking at the event.


Veterans Day Celebration – Ottawa

Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Ottawa! The event includes a parade, Civil War firing demonstration and displays, Civil War bivouacs, wild west demonstration, World War I display and demonstrations, World War II re-enacting, firing demonstrations and display and USO show. Tour the Healing Field of Flags to see more than 500 flags. Programs are scheduled for each evening. This year’s parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. It begins at Fifth and Main streets and ends at Forest Park

Emporia Public Library Fall Technology Classes

Technology Simplified with Free Computer Classes from the Emporia Public Library. All Sessions are on Tuesdays at 2pm & 6pm and are 90 minutes long. To Register call 620-340-6462

Sept. 2: Computers for Beginners “Learn the basics of the computer and Windows 7″

Sept. 9 Windows 8.1 for Beginners ” Learn the basics of the newest operating System”

Sept. 16 Basic Word Processing “Learn how to change font, size, alignment and much more”

Sept. 30 Basic Internet “Learn how to search for information”

Oct. 14 Basic Spreadsheets (Excel) “Learn the basics of using this tool for reports and data”

Oct. 21 E-books Online ” Learn to use the free e-book resources of the State Library of Kansas.

Nov. 25 Facebook for Beginners “Learn the basics of this very popular social networking website.

Dec 9 Genealogy Research Online “Learn how to use the internet to find your ancestors

Dec. 16 Introduction to Weebly “Learn how to make a website for fun or business using this free resource.

The library continues to provide training and assistance in computer literacy. They want everyone to be able to do basic tasks and searches. Their formal computer classes will continue. In addition, they will do one-on-one tutoring on basic computer software and mobile devices. Staff will be available on Monday thru Friday by appointment. Contact the Reference Desk at 620-340-6450 or by email:

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