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  • Local |Government & Politics | November 11, 2014

    Voter turnout sets midterm record

    A record number of registered voters for a midterm election cast ballots in last Tuesday’s election in Pottawatomie County. Nancy McCarter, county election officer, said 8,258 of the 14,022 registered voters (58 percent) turned out for the election — a record for a gubernatorial election. McCarter discussed the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 11, 2014

    Man found guilty in death of Randolph teenager

    A Leonardville man accused of drunken driving that caused the death of a 17-year-old Randolph boy pleaded no contest to his charges on Monday in Riley County court. Garrett Olson, 20, was charged with involuntary manslaughter under the influence of alcohol. On Oct. 19, 2013, at about 1:30 a.

  • Local |Traffic | November 11, 2014

    Accident sends 3 to Mercy

    Three people were transported to Mercy Regional Health Center in a one-vehicle accident after the driver fell asleep Monday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Melanie Stubbs, 22, of Manhattan was driving a 2011 Nissan Rogue when she fell asleep on Interstate 70 in Geary County at

  • Obituaries | November 11, 2014


    Rev. Carl A. Kramer, 89, of Hays, died Tuesday, Nov. 11 ,2014, at Via Christi Villages in Hays. Carl was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Ogden.  He was one of four children born to Leo and Kathryn (Porsch) Kramer. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later

  • Editorials | November 11, 2014

    Kansans to pay dearly for tax cuts

    It does no good to speculate on what might have happened if the consensus financial forecast for Kansas had been known a week or two ago. Perhaps, given that Gov. Sam Brownback was re-elected and Republicans increased their majorities in both houses of the Kansas

  • Obituaries | November 11, 2014


    Michelle Dawn Springer, 38, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Salina Regional Health Center of natural causes. The family provided the following information. Michelle was born on Feb. 22, 1976, in Manhattan, the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Regier) Springer.  She attended the Wamego Elementary schools and graduated

  • Obituaries | November 11, 2014


    Thomas Earl Ekart, 74, died on Monday, Nov. 10. 2014, at his home in Manhattan surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Flush. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant.  Interment

  • Columns | November 11, 2014

    Staying positive takes courage

    This is not a post-mortem on what went wrong or could have gone better. I am only going to express a few things about the Greg Orman campaign that I learned about the character of Kansas and the difficulty of mounting the first serious challenge

  • Movies | November 11, 2014

    ‘Big Hero 6’ proves an endearing and fun film


    In a somewhat odd corner of the late ’90s Marvel Universe is a little comic book named “Sunfire & Big Hero 6.” That mini-series provides the kernel of inspiration for Walt Disney Animations 2014 release “Big Hero 6.” Originally set in Japan, then reset in the US, this

  • Women's Basketball | November 11, 2014

    Cats dominate in exhibition finale


    While temperatures were dropping outside, the Kansas State women’s basketball team was sizzling inside Bramlage Monday night, as the Wildcats used a dominating performance to close out its exhibition slate and beat visiting Newman, 80-30.  Unlike the Wildcats’ first showing a week ago,

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