Area schoolchildren mark state’s anniversary
The official Kansas Day the 145th anniversary of the Sunflower State joining the Union - wasn't Friday.
But that didn't stop droves of area schoolchildren from celebrating.
Students in Lansing and Leavenworth marked the day with special events that conjured images of the hardscrabble pioneers and other items identified with the state.
Students at Lansing Elementary School made Jayhawk and Wildcat cutouts in honor of Kansas' largest universities.
At Eisenhower Elementary School at Fort Leavenworth, students got to see demonstrations on such activities as broom-making and wood-carving. They also learned about such things as the Civil War and Buffalo Soldiers. Several of the presenters at the school were from Lansing.
The official Kansas Day is marked on Jan. 29 each year.
For more on Kansas Day, pick up Thursday's edition of The Current.