Royals featured on “Sports Illustrated” cover

It seems as though the rest of the world is finally catching on that our Kansas City Royals are a team on the rise.  And that would include the folks at Sports Illustrated.

If you pick up the current issue, don’t be surprised to see Billy Butler, representing the boys in blue, on the cover.  It’s what the magazine calls a “regional cover”…not available everywhere.  The caption reads “the ROYAL treatment”.

Currently, KC leads the AL Central division by a couple of games, and are in the midst of a swing against the worst teams in baseball.  So, if they can fend off the dreaded “SI cover curse”, they could certainly pad that lead heading into the homestretch of the 2014 season.

It’s been 30 years since the Royals made the playoffs…so, how are you enjoying a real, good old fashioned pennant race y’all??

Alan Jackson exhibit to open at the Country Music Hall of Fame

His amazing career spans more than two decades…sixty million albums sold worldwide…and fifty Top 10 hits.  And the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville noticed!

On August 29th, the hall will open an exhibit to honor the native of Newnan, Georgia.  “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ it Country” will feature lots of memorabilia and artifacts from milestone moments…including the guitar he performed “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) on the CMA Awards show in November, 2001.

And Alan’s fans will certainly want to get a look at his classic 1955 Thunderbird, which he bought when he was just 15 and restored with his daddy Gene.  He later had to sell the car, but in 2008 his wife Denise tracked the vehicle down and bought it back…giving it to Alan as a Christmas gift.

The exhibit will be on display through next March.  If you get the chance…you should check it out!

Carly and Megan Take the Ice Bucket Challenge!!

Last night both Carly and Megan of B104.7 accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS!

What to wear to jail…you’re previous mugshot

For most of us, we’ll never have to face that fashion dilemma…what to wear when I report to jail.  I mean, you gotta look good for that all-important mug shot, right?

19 year old Robert Burt had no such problems…he showed up wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with his previous mugshot.

Underneath his photo, the t-shirt read “Burt Family Reunion”, and thanked his “sponsors”…the Somerset County Sheriff and Bud Light.

Somewhere out there is a mom who’s SO proud of her son…

LLWS coach delivers inspiring message after loss

With all that is wrong in the world of sports…it’s so refreshing to see what is right with sports.

Another example of the right came from the coach of the team from Rhode Island…right after his team lost a hard-fought game against a team from Illinois.

ESPN cameras caught the moment between coach Dave Belisle and his disappointed team…and he was wearing a microphone, so we all could listen in to his inspiring message.

Watch the video…and have some tissues handy.

Open Carry Vs. Concealed Carry in Riley County

The Riley County Police Department has issued a press release regarding the new open carry signs in Riley County, and what they mean.  Read the full article here.



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Open Carry

  • Firearms may be openly carried on your person or in cars without any license.
  • Establishments may restrict openly carried firearms by posting an approved sign.
  • The minimum age allowable for legal open carry is 18 years of age.
  • Weapons being carried openly should be kept in a holster of some kind both for the purpose of safety and to indicate clearly that the weapon is being carried openly rather than concealed. Retention holsters are recommended.

Concealed Carry

  • A permit is required. The application for this permit can be found on the Kansas Attorney General’s Office website or at Riley County Police Department Records Office.
  • When carrying concealed, please pay attention to the approved signs and follow them appropriately.
  • For more information on legally carrying concealed, visit the Kansas Attorney General’s Office website.

Signs prohibiting open and concealed carry (Approved by the Kansas Attorney General)

State law requires that signs must be approved by the Kansas Attorney General. All other signs will not carry the same legal authority. These signs can be found on this page as well as the Kansas Attorney General’s website.

Basic Gun Safety

  • Always store your firearms unloaded, secured, and away from children.
  • To further protect children from firearm accidents, we suggest that ammunition be stored in a separate location from the firearm.
  • Always use a gun lock, which blocks the trigger or passes through the barrel, if a safe storage box is not available.
  • Always treat a weapon as if it is loaded. Firearm accidents are avoidable in most cases.
  • Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to destroy. Pointing a weapon at another living being comes with great responsibility and great consequences.
  • Participate in a gun safety class to familiarize yourself with the weapon you choose to use.

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