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October's top headlines from 2013


A day-to-day look at stories making headlines in 2013.

Oct. 1: Government shutdown begins -- Congress plunges nation into partial government shutdowns.

Oct. 2: Park service turns off lights -- Nicodemus National Historic Site closes doors due to government shutdown.

Oct. 3: Ag-citing adventure -- Robotic aircraft provides a new view for agriculture.

Oct. 4: Hays High senior marching into prestigious U.S. Army band -- Aislinn Walters selected as member of 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Oct. 6: Sunflower will 'respect' court's decision -- Hays-based organization planning on coal-fired power plant in Holcomb not exactly pleased with outcome.

Oct. 7: Alton residents worry post office gone for good -- Surprise closing brings fears about future of small town in Osborne County.

Oct. 8: Using maps and apps -- St. Mary Elementary School students take part in 4-H National Youth Science Day at Ellis school.

Oct. 9: Shutdown doesn't ground flights -- Kansas Honor Flight for World War II veterans scheduled to go on as planned.

Oct. 10: City ready for racers to arrive -- Hays officials, businesses prepare for weekend's seventh annual Fall Nationals at RPM Speedway.

Oct. 11: Something to crow about -- Al's Chickenette opens under new ownership.

Oct. 13: 'Bucket list' has Kansas man flying high --  Glenn Rees, battling stage 4 lung cancer, takes flight during RANS Designs event.

Oct. 14: Annual festival a celebration of faith -- Several gather to celebrate Christianity during 22nd annual Festival of Faith in Hays.

Oct. 15: Commissioners upset about angle architect takes -- Architect's design for EMS/rural fire building on 22nd Street doesn't line up with city code.

Oct. 16: Sewing dresses, lives together -- Women gather to sew clothing for inaugural Little Dresses of Love campaign.

Oct. 17: Law enforcement investigating damage to race car -- Modified racer Chadd Brown's car destroyed on final night of Fall Nationals at RPM Speedway in Hays, leading officials to search for suspect.

Oct. 18: Dog park group sniffs out success -- Friends of the Hays Dog Park prepared to move ahead with second goal.

Oct. 20: Farmers focus on planting, harvesting -- Despite everything going on in world, farmers continue to toil away at drilling, cutting crops.

Oct. 21: Residents get chance to horse around -- Via Christi Village residents get opportunity to get an up-close view of horses, thanks for 4-H members.

Oct. 22: Moran says vote to end shutdown 'right' -- During Hays Rotary Club meet, Sen. Jerry Moran, K-Kan., said decision wasn't popular but the right thing to do at the time.

Oct. 23: Davis, Docking team up -- Paul Davis picks Jill Docking as running mate for 2014 gubernatorial election.

Oct. 24: Permit gets approval -- Oklahoma-based oil and gas company, after nearly a month wait, gets permission for conditional-use permit from county.

Oct. 25: Governor wants water vision -- Sam Brownback lays out plan during Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas.

Oct. 27: Struggling to survive -- Gove's future in jeopardy with grocery store struggling, which could lead to other significant closings.

Oct. 28: Great day to skate -- Skateboard enthusiasts take to the pavement at Aubel-Bickle Skate Park for Sk8oberfest.

Sk8board Competition.

Oct. 29: State legislators tour FHSU -- Members of the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means Committee stop in Hays for fact-finding tour.

Oct. 30: Hammond says he'll retire -- Fort Hays State University President Edward Hammond says he'll leave school in June.

Oct. 31: Tragedy due to toy gun narrowly averted -- Hays Police officer shows proper response when person brandishes a toy pistol.