Veteran City Rollers Last Home Game – Emporia

Join Veteran City Rollers for our last home game of the season on Saturday, September 20th as we take on the Heartland Havoc from Wichita, Ks.  Rollers will open the doors at 6pm, and the first whistle will blow at 7pm.  Advance tickets can be purchased from Rollers for $8, or at the door that evening for $10.  Kids 12 & under are free with a paid adult.  Come out and celebrate the end of an amazing 3rd season!

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
Kirk Manwaring Memorial Music Concert – New Strawn

Kirk Manwaring Memorial Music Concert will be held on Sept 27th at Buddies Bar & Grill in New Strawn.  All proceeds from the night go to a Memorial Scholarship fund. This years scholarship recipient is Hannah Henderson.

Concert Line-Up Includes:

  • Von Kopfman 5:15
  • Riley & Samir 6:00
  • Burlington Southern 7:00
  • True Blood Blues Band 8:45
  • John Doe 10:30

T-Shirts will be available for purchase for just $20

Plus enter the raffle for a chance to win: Don’t need to be present to win

  • $500 gift certificate to Olpe Locker
  • (2) $250 Visa Gift Cards
  • $5,000 in Cash Prizes

Cost of Raffle Tickets

  • 1 ticket $5
  • 3 tickets $10
  • 10 tickets $25
  • 25 tickets $50

For more information contact, Kim Manwaring at 620-364-8018

The Kirk William Manwaring Burlington High School Memorial Music Scholarship is dedicated to the life and musical works of Kirk William Manwaring. He was a friend, brother, son and extraordinarily talented musician, he loved everything from Mozart to Led Zeppelin. Kirk’s love of music traveled through his trumpet, guitar, sitar, and piano to grace the lives of everyone who knew him. His legacy will live on through this Scholarship. ~ Josh Inman


Family Night at The Emporia Library

Families with children of all ages are welcome to join Miss Lori every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. for Family Night @ the Emporia Library!  There will be stories, music, activities and a craft each week!

The EHS Bowling Team Annual Fundraiser- Emporia

The EHS Bowling Team will be selling Sonic Cards for their Annual Fundraiser, until 10/1/2014.
The cards are $5.00 each and do not expire until 12/31/2016.
These make great gifts for any occasion.
Please talk to a EHS Spartan Bowler and purchase your cards today.
Questions contact: Coach Rick Carl at or Carol Simmons/EHS Bowling Boosters at 620-412-7958.

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!

Roller Skating for The Cooper’s – Emporia

Camille Cooper Rollers

22nd Annual CHS Women’s Health Conference

When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, knowledge is power.

The theme of the 22nd Annual Coffey Health System Women’s Health Conference encourages women to learn how to detect breast cancer and educate themselves about treatment options.

The event will be held at Kelley Park’s 4-H Building in Burlington on Tuesday, October 7.  Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30, with presentations from 6-8:30 p.m.  Admission is free, but advanced registration is required. Call (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174 or register online at

Throughout the evening, life-saving information is presented along with humor and prizes.

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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