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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • LV Times news in brief: Monday, Aug. 11

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  • Sole Little Bighorn survivor focus of Thursday presentation
    Robert Kornacki's presentation, "Custer's Most Faithful: Comanche," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.
    Popularly regarded as the sole survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, Captain Miles Keogh's faithful horse Comanche witnessed events that are still shrouded in mystery.
    Who was this horse? Where did he come from? What happened to him afterward? Where is he now? And, perhaps most significantly, did he ever reveal what he knew?
    Kornacki will answer these questions and more Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.
    5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run raises money for at-risk youth
    In conjunction with Buffalo Bill Days, Livin Nutrition is sponsoring its first 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run. All proceeds are donated to Leavenworth Kids Connection, an after-school program for at-risk children.
    The event is scheduled for Saturday at Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade.
    Register for the event at www.enter2run.com or at Livin Nutrition, 505 Cherokee. After online registration closes, participants can register at Livin Nutrition up to Friday night.
    For more information, call Donna Lee at (913) 683-8252.
    Lansing mayor to help Twin Oaks celebration national week
    Twin Oaks Assisted Living in Lansing will celebrate National Assisted Living Week from Sept. 7-13, according to a news release.
    Lansing Mayor Gene Kirby is scheduled to read a proclamation at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, followed by an annual balloon lift. This year's national theme is Magic of Music. The events are open to the public.
    Conservative Party to meet Saturday afternoon
    The Conservative Party of the USA will host its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Jahn Room at Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce St. The meeting is open to all party members and anyone interested in the political group.
    New bicycle guide now available
    The 2014-15 Kansas Bicycle Map offers cyclists a guide to discover the Sunflower State.
    “I’m excited to have the updated map available to help anyone who is curious about bicycling in Kansas,” said Rebecca Pepper, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the Kansas Department of Transportation. “There is a ton of information that can help riders plan a safer and more enjoyable trip.”
    The map includes information on traffic volumes and shoulder widths on Kansas highways, the rail-trails and byways in the state as well as bicycle facilities available in some Kansas communities.
    “There are tips on bicycle safety,” Pepper said. “And a list of our state bicycle statutes for those who might be new to bicycling or need a refresher.”
    Page 2 of 2 - Maps are available for free and can be requested by emailing bikeped@ksdot.org or calling (785) 296-8593. For more information on bicycling in Kansas, visit www.ksdot.org/bikeped.

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