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KU Grad John McLendon Honored

1936 University of Kansas graduate John B. McLendon will be enshrined for a second time into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Originally enshrined as a conributor, McLendon will be inducted as a coach along with 9 other enshrinees in the class of 2016. McLendon, a Hiawatha native, was mentored by the game’s creator James Naismith…
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Clyde Visits Pluto

When future KU alum Clyde Tombaugh discovered “Planet X” (now known as Pluto) in 1930, he never could have believed that he might one day visit the (dwarf) planet. But that happens this month as the New Horizons spacecraft, with Clyde’s ashes aboard, reaches Pluto. Launching on January 19, 2006, it’s taken over nine years to reach…
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From Hogback Ridge to Mt. Oread

On August 1, 1854, twenty-nine free-state settlers of the New England Emigrant Aid Company arrived at the spot below Hogback Ridge, the site chosen for settlement of the group by Dr. Charles Robinson and Charles Branscomb. This group of men had high aspirations for the city- Promote the entry of Kansas into the Union as…
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