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  • Letters | December 17, 2014

    Prairie grasses is a superb theme for Discovery Center

    To the Editor: This is in reference to Bob Strawn’s letter to the editor criticizing the Flint Hills Discovery Center primarily for its “dreadfully bad theme — prairie grasses. Who in the world — outside of a few academics — cares about grass formations?” Mr. Strawn’s

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics |Agriculture | December 17, 2014

    Appraiser: Method of valuing ag land questioned

    There may be a move afoot in the 2015 Kansas legislative session to change the method of appraising agricultural land in the state. At an agricultural market workshop last week at Topeka, Pottawatomie County Appraiser Lois Schlegel learned that legislators from Kansas’ “big five” counties are

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 17, 2014

    Hearing set for ex-soldier accused of killing infant

    A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm Tuesday for a

  • Manhattan High School | December 17, 2014

    McAtee leads girls past visiting Panthers

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    After a pair of comfortable wins to start the season, Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Tuesday’s matchup against Great Bend would be the toughest test of the season thus far. The new-look Panthers, which lost nine seniors off last year’s 21-4 team,

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 17, 2014

    Matta not running for second term on commission

    “I’ll just end the suspense. I’m not running.” With that statement, John Matta announced on Tuesday he won’t run for reelection for the Manhattan City Commission, which means at least one new commissioner will be elected in April. Matta made the remark

  • Manhattan High School | December 17, 2014

    MHS boys pull away late vs. Panthers

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    At some point in the second quarter, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got out of sync against Great Bend and watched an 11-point lead slip all the way down to two. The Indians turned things around in the second half, however, taking an 11-point

  • Area Schools | December 17, 2014

    Late 3 fuels Falcons’ OT win, 52-46

    CLAY CENTER — Alex Sager said he had never hit a shot this big in his life. But with his team trailing by three, and precious seconds trailing off the clock, a loose ball somehow ended up in the Riley County junior’s hands past the

  • Area Schools | December 17, 2014

    Riley girls lose 36-28 at Clay Center

    CLAY CENTER — Riley County girls’ basketball coach Harold Oliver’s rebuilding project continued as his Falcons dropped a low-scoring 36-28 game Tuesday night. Freshman point guard Tory Thomson led the Falcons (1-4) with 12 points — all on 3-pointers. Led by Thomson, the latest in a line

  • Area Schools | December 17, 2014

    Page paces Wamego over Chapman

    At Chapman, Lanie Page scored 26 points as the Wamego Red Raiders beat Chapman, 58-40, to win their fifth game of the season. Wamego opened the game with a 13-6 lead, but Chapman narrowed the lead to 21-20 at halftime. The Red Raiders used the third

  • Area Schools | December 17, 2014

    Hanover 59, BV-Randolph 32

    At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams couldn’t keep up with an experienced Hanover team on Tuesday, losing 59-32. Hanover opened the game strong with a 20-8 lead after one quarter, and had the lead up to 33-13 by halftime. The Wildcats went on to


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