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Football: The Exhibit

"Think you've got the skills to go pro? Football is a 3,000 sq ft exhibit that introduces visitors to the science, math and technology behind the game and how they relate to our everyday lives.  Test your throwing skills in the Passing Cage area.  Try to match the speed of an NFL running back.  Learn the trajectory for kicking a field goal.  This highly interactive exhibit brings all the excitement and experience of playing football while also revealing the science that makes it all possible." (Flint Hills Discovery Center)

Miss football season? Then don't miss this exciting exhibit being hosted at the Flint Hills Discovery Center!  It will be on display from January 18, 2014 to June 1, 2014.

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Come Talk About Housing!

Don't miss out! Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Flint Hills Regional Council will be hosting a meeting in Council Grove covering housing needs in Morris County. This meeting will be apart of a FHEA/RAI process that will look at impediments in housing for the region.  To learn more about this process we invite you to attend and contribute your thoughts on the housing conditions in Morris County.  

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Eggs and Issues


Save the Date! Manhattan will be hosting Kansas legislators for an Eggs and Issue event where they will provide legislative updates.
Date: Saturday, March 29th
Location: Manhattan Zoo Education Center



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Flint Hills trail workshop planned

"A new trail spanning 117 miles from Osawatomie to Herington — and running through Ottawa — could use some local residents’ input.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and Kanza Rails to Trails Conservancy are planning a design workshop 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Ottawa City Hall, 101 S. Hickory St., to discuss the new Flint Hills Nature Trail. The trail is expected to connect six counties and numerous communities along the way, according to a press release from the state agencies."

To read more about this story, visit here.

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Council of Leaders at Rock Springs 4-H Camp

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Your participation is cordially requested.

The Flint Hills Regional Council will gather the region's elected leaders and major stakeholders for a Council of Leaders Meeting at Rock Springs 4-H Camp, February 19th. The meeting provides a format for discussion of the vision and goals of the Flint Hills Frontiers and an introduction to the tools that are being developed for the Frontiers Community Toolbox. Leaders will have an opportunity to discuss with officials from all across the 19 county region and have input on the shape of upcoming Frontiers meetings. Joe McKinney, Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations, will provide the Keynote address, over a working lunch and will set the tone for an afternoon work session on rolling out the tools in their local communities in Spring Community Toolbox Meetings, scheduled for March and April. You can find the full agenda here.

RSVP to Shelley Carver at

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Community Toolbox Meetings




Mary Herbert Education Center

6:00-7:30 pm


Council Grove

April 22, 2014

Kansas National Guard Armory

6:00-7:30 pm



April 24, 2014

Manhattan Sunset Zoo

6:00-7:30 pm


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