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August's top headlines for 2013


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

Sept. 1: Elevator boosts capacity -- Victoria's United Ag gets new storage unit along with upgrade.

Sept. 3: 'Perfect' weekend for Natoma's 125th -- Many flock to Labor Day weekend event in small town.

Sept. 4: Family delivers peaches to masses -- Adam Pfannenstiel helps bring sweet treats to Hays in the form of peaches.

Sept. 5: Bad draw, strong finish for Tubbs -- Colby stock car driver Jeff Tubbs qualifies for the big show at the 31st annual IMCA Super Nationals in Boone, Iowa.

Sept. 6: Bike plan stalls -- Additional engineering, state involvement delays Bike Hays Master Plan.

Sept. 8: Students 'flip' for math in Victoria -- Flipped learning technique helps students at Victoria Junior-Senior High School.

Sept. 9: Pulling for a win --  Area kids compete in Kansas State Pedal Pull at state fair in Hutchinson.

Sept. 10: Doonan wants truck site in Hays --  Developer's attorney says company wants to build in northwest Hays.

Sept. 11: Teachers get welcome to town -- Event brings new teachers, city officials together at Hays Area Chamber of Commerce reception.

Sept. 12: Vigil marks anniversary -- Gentle rain doesn't dampen spirits as people gather to remember 9/11 anniversary.

Sept. 13: Rains blotting out drought's deficit -- Heavy rains fall in northwest Kansas, bringing relief to some areas.

Sept. 15: Goodland's downburst a 100-year event -- Portions of Interstate 70 closed as heavy rain hits Goodland area.

Sept. 16: Event provides new clientele -- Fourth annual Wines and Steins event brings people to downtown Hays.

Sept. 17: Manager facing charges -- Earl N. Steffens, Dighton, arrested and charged with embezzlement of more than $100,000 from co-op subsidiary.

Sept. 18: Home is where heart belongs -- Purple Heart's trek to rightful owner has short stop in Hays.

Sept. 19: Officials say rule won't kill coal power -- Obama officials, Republicans differ on thoughts of pending legislation.

Sept. 20: A man, a goat, a mission -- Steve Wescott making cross-country adventure to aid orphanage in Kenya.

Sept. 22: Celebrating 40 years on 2 wheels -- RANS Designs Inc. marks 40th anniversary with weekend events.

Sept. 23: Cafe owner hopes to strike gold -- Dilene Reinhardt hopes new restaurant in Gorham keeps feeding hungry patrons.

Sept. 24: Health officials push to educate state -- With big changes looming, health insurance officials tell Hays resident about future.

Sept. 25: Jail escapee apologizes, gets 11 more years in prison -- Benito Cardenas Jr., who escaped from Ness County Jail, gets additional time behind bars.

Sept. 26: Katt eyes future goals for USD 489 -- Superintendent Dean Katt looks to put his mark on Hays USD 489.

Sept. 27: Electrocar starts running on girl power -- Wheatland-Grinnell High School has a female's touch for annual electrocar rally in Hays.

Sept. 29: FHSU enrollment hits new high --  Fort Hays State University touts 13,411 enrolled for higher education.

Sept. 30: Rallying for support -- Overpasses for America rally aims for impeachment of President Barack Obama.