Juneteenth is a nation-wide celebration remembering June 19, 1865, (two years after the Emancipation Proclamation) when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered the news that the Civil War had ended and the slaves were freed.
About 75 children, some with autism or attention deficit disorders and some without, are attending Flint Hills Summer Magic Camp.
The 17ers took a 3-1 lead after the first inning and led 4-2 in the top of the fourth before finding trouble against the Royals.
Various groups of children have been visiting the museum to tour the exhibit “Igniting the Senses,” which opened June 6 and will continue through Oct. 5.
The Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, led by Lt. Col. Dana Stowell, took the week’s top prize.
This year’s route totals 555 miles and started at the Colorado border in the southwest corner of Kansas near Elkhart on June 7. Bikers will wrap up their journey on Saturday.
The win gave Manhattan (3-3) third place at the 22nd annual Tournament of Champions.
The event is intended to showcase farm-fresh Kansas foods prepared and served in a rustic setting.
There were about 25 neighborhood parties for the event in its 14th year, which is sponsored by The Mercury.
Manhattan area children are learning about all things artistic at Camp MAC 2014 this summer.
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