Meriden siblings thrive under the big top

It’s been said that some people “really get into their work,” but that phrase has new meaning when it comes to Tatton Jacob, a former Meriden resident.

At each performance of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Blue Tour, Jacob crawls into the 25-foot-tall dragon that is part of the show’s finale.

“Another guy and I ride in the bottom — he drives, and I operate the physical movements that animate the dragon,” he said.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-04-07/meriden-siblings-thrive-under-big-top

Special Weather Statement issued April 06 at 3:03PM CDT by NWS

…FROST POSSIBLE SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS… CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO BECOME FAVORABLE FOR TEMPERATURES TO FALL INTO THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 30S SUNDAY MORNING. THIS COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PATCHY FROST ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS. THIS WOULD LIKELY IMPACT OUTDOOR PLANTS AND TREES THAT HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO BLOOM DUE TO THE UNSEASONABLE

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Special Weather Statement issued April 06 at 6:48AM CDT by NWS

…PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING… PATCHY DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED IN PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS WITH VISIBILITY AS LOW AS 100 FEET IN SOME VALLEYS AND LOW AREAS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THIS MORNING AS THE VISIBILITY MAY RAPIDLY CHANGE ALONG YOUR ROUTE…PARTICULARLY WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH HILLS AND VALLEYS. ANY FOG WILL LIKELY DISSIPATE

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Crash closes US-24 highway in Jeff County

A two-vehicle accident early Friday in Jefferson County has shut down US-24 highway near Williamstown.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials said the crash, which occurred around 2 a.m., involved a semi-trailer truck and a pickup truck.

There was no immediate word on the extent of injuries in the crash.

Kristie Qualls, Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said all lanes of east- and westbound US-45 were closed west of the US-24-US-59 highway junction near Williamstown to Roadside Park near Perry because of the accident.

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Crash closes US-24 highway in Jeff County

A two-vehicle accident early Friday in Jefferson County has shut down US-24 highway near Williamstown.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials said the crash, which occurred around 2 a.m., involved a semi-trailer truck and a pickup truck.

There was no immediate word on the extent of injuries in the crash.

Kristie Qualls, Kansas Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said all lanes of east- and westbound US-45 were closed west of the US-24-US-59 highway junction near Williamstown to Roadside Park near Perry because of the accident.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-04-06/crash-closes-us-24-highway-jeff-county

Births

Birth & Women’s Center

Matt and Kathleen Gray, St. Marys, girl, April 4.

Stormont-Vail

Christian Fail and Katrinia Lekanoff, St. Marys, boy, March 28.

Adam Siemieniewski and Theresa Ellenbaum, Topeka, girl, April 4.

Trevor and Chelsey Line, Americus, girl, April 5.

Ambrishkumar and Gopi Patel, Topeka, boy, April 5.

Russell and Stephanie Yocum, Topeka, boy, April 5.

Perry and Tara Flournoy, Topeka, girl, April 5.

from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-04-05/births

Auburn-Washburn to sell land

The Auburn-Washburn school district has put a 52-acre lot up for sale.

The lot, located near S.W. 30th and Urish, was supposed to be the site of a second middle school. However, a later purchase of more acreage near 29th and Auburn — land that potentially could fit both a second middle school and high school for the district — made the land obsolete.

So it was put up for sale about a year ago and is now listed for $1,285,000, said Martin Weishaar, communications coordinator for Unified School District 437.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-04-02/auburn-washburn-sell-land