Tuesday, July 7, 2015



Lifestyle

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 06, 2015

    Officials ask county to spend money on birth control

    Riley County Health Department officials believe they can save more than $2 million in future health spending by investing in family planning services. The health department on Monday asked Riley County commissioners to invest $211,699 in the program in 2016. Other investments in the family planning program will

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 06, 2015

    City to discuss building study

    City officials on Tuesday will discuss a study regarding the conversion of the Community House, 120 N. Fourth St., into a facility to serve low- and moderate-income residents. City commissioners in April approved a design study with the Bruce McMillan architecture firm to turn the building,

  • Editorials | July 06, 2015

    World Cup triumph worth savoring

    Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans. The U.S. team’s stunning 5-2 victory

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 06, 2015

    2 injured in 3-vehicle accident near Wamego

    Two people were injured and officials shut down a highway for several hours following a three-vehicle wreck near Wamego on Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Patrick Joseph Arrow, 21, Louisville, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse north on K-99 when his vehicle crossed the

  • Neighbors | July 06, 2015

    Entomologist trades bugs for brushes in retirement

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    As a research entomologist, Dick Beeman spent his career studying the natural world. Now in retirement,  he spends his time painting portraits. Beeman’s interest and talent in art started when he was a child in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’d always loved art,” Beeman

  • Columns |General Activities | July 06, 2015

    Cameron: Americans made this win look easy

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    KANSAS CITY — Tension is both the best and the worst thing about a massive game. Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing relentless defending champ Japan, I

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Woman takes plea deal in February drug bust case

    A Manhattan woman charged in connection with a February drug bust that netted items valued at more than $170,000 pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors Monday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Taylor Marie Beck, 19, pleaded no contest to possession

  • Movies | July 06, 2015

    ‘Magic Mike’ sequel has even less story than original

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    Three years ago the American movie-going public was treated to an entertainment called “Magic Mike.” What story there was in it considered the difficulties a male stripper (Channing Tatum or Tatum Channing) faced while trying to start a custom furniture business. Some of his problems

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Ogden

    Officials suspect fireworks caused an early-morning fire that burned an unoccupied mobile home to the ground and caused significant damage to a neighboring property Sunday in Ogden. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters were called to the mobile home, 428 Ninth St., shortly

  • Letters | July 06, 2015

    Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to his budding career as a


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