Robert and Jennifer Froman, Topeka, girl, March 13.

Jacob and Alison Fleming, Topeka, girl, March 13.

Zachary Snapp and Stacie Espinosa, Topeka, girl, March 14.

Eugene Sweigart and Lori Perry, Topeka, boy, March 14.

Richard and Jessica Manion, Topeka, boy, March 15.

Steve and Amanda Frazier, Minneapolis, twin girls, March 15.

Patrick and Kelly Busey, Harveyville, boy, March 15.

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Ward-Martin Creek offers trout fishing

Shawnee County Parks and Recreation announced this week that Ward-Martin Creek in Auburndale Park, 2400 S.W. Perry, has been stocked with trout by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism as part of its Community Fisheries Assistance Program.

Trout are a cold-weather fish not normally found in Kansas, where the trout fishing season runs from Oct. 15 to April 15. Trout is restocked throughout the season at Ward-Martin Creek, located southeast of N.W. MacVicar Avenue and Interstate 70.

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Trout stocked in Shawnee County creek

Fishers can find trout this season in Shawnee County’s Ward-Martin Creek.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism stocked the creek, which is in Auburndale Park, 2400 S.W. Perry, as part of its effort to provide fishing opportunities in high-density population areas.

The KDWPT and the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation will work to keep trout stocked in the creek throughout the season.

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Runaway teen back at foster home

A rural Onaga teen who ran away from his foster home is no longer missing, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said Monday.

Riat said 14-year-old Corey Troxel returned to the foster home he was staying at on Sunday evening. Troxel had left the foster home Wednesday by exiting through a bedroom window.

Officials on Friday had said it wasn’t known whether Troxel was still in the Onaga area or headed to Topeka or Oskaloosa, where he has relatives.

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Lake levels

Date — March 11

Reservoir Pool Elev. Dis.

Milford 1,144.4 1,144.34 n/a

Tuttle Creek 1,075 1,075.14 n/a

Perry 891.5 891.12 n/a

Clinton 875.5 874.34 n/a

Pomona 974 974.07 n/a

Melvern 1,036 1,033.88 n/a

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Paul: Lawrence youth vote not enough

LAWRENCE — Young, fired up Republicans didn’t pull off a March surprise Saturday in the university town serving as safe harbor for Democrats in a very, very red state.

Libertarian-minded fans of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul had expressed optimism voters taking part in Douglas County’s caucus at Free State High School near the University of Kansas campus would flock to the Texan.

“He’s the only honest candidate in the race,” said David Conway, a 25-year-old KU student and U.S. Army veteran injured by an IED during his second tour in Iraq. “You know what you’re getting.”

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Pott. Co. Sheriff seeking runaway teen

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a runaway teenager from rural Onaga, Sheriff Greg Riat said Friday.

Riat said 14-year-old Corey Troxel left the foster home he was staying at Wednesday by exiting through a bedroom window. Officials believe he left on foot.

Troxel is white, about 5’-10” and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. It isn’t known whether he left the Onaga area or headed to the Oskaloosa or Topeka area where family members live.

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Harveyville debris found in Perry

PERRY — A northeastern Kansas woman says a tornado that struck a town 40 miles away hit home for her when some of the debris turned up by her house.

The small Wabaunsee County town of Harveyville was hit the night of Feb. 28 by an EF2 tornado packing winds of 120 to 130 mph. The twister led to one death and damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, including the United Methodist Church.

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