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  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | March 04, 2014

    Obama’s budget allots $300M for NBAF

    The last funding piece to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) puzzle is included in President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The budget proposal released Tuesday includes $300 million to initiate construction in FY 15 on the NBAF main laboratory, which will be the

  • Local |Agriculture | March 04, 2014

    Farm mom of the year has plenty to say on agriculture

    Debbie lyons-blythe.phatch

    PAXICO — It’s entirely fair to call her one of the nation’s best-known agriculture spokespeople. Not to mention the busiest. The farm wife does everything: pull calves, bale hay, shop for groceries, keep watch over five kids (often supporting them in person), cook breakfast,

  • Manhattan High School | March 04, 2014

    MHS girls to open against Wichita SE

    Earning the top seed in sub-state has it perks. In the case of the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team, it means a matchup with lowly Wichita Southeast on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Manhattan. The Golden Buffaloes have just two wins on the year, a

  • Area Schools | March 04, 2014

    Riley County boys upset Wabaunsee, 52-49

    ALMA — With a young team that has dealt with a rash of injuries and humbling losses, first-year Riley County head boy’s basketball coach Steve Fritz left the court with a smile on his face after upsetting the Wabaunsee Chargers on the road, 52-49, in

  • Area Schools | March 04, 2014

    Rock Creek shuts down St. Marys

    FLUSH — Head coach Jim Johnston’s Rock Creek boys’ basketball team used staunch defense to take care of an undermanned St. Marys squad, dispatching the Bears 57-20 in their opening-round sub-state matchup Monday night. “We’ve been really working on defense since the end of

  • Area Schools | March 04, 2014

    Centralia tops Frankfort, 47-40

    At Blue Rapids, the Frankfort boys’ basketball season came to an end Monday night with a 57-40 loss to Centralia in the Class 1A-Div. I sub-state quarterfinals at Valley Heights. The Wildcats trailed by nine at halftime and played an even third quarter before the

  • Editorials | March 04, 2014

    Drug lord should be prosecuted in U.S.

    Catching Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Gúzman late last month was a coup for Mexican authorities, who were quick to credit the assistance of the United States. Indeed, it is a high point of cooperation between the two nations’ counternarcotics agencies. Gú

  • Letters | March 04, 2014

    What now for women’s reproductive health services?

    To the Editor: While the sale of Mercy Regional Health Center to the Via Christie giant may be financially beneficial for Mercy, it is a serious loss for the women served in this geographic area. The loss of local access to a full range of

  • Letters | March 04, 2014

    To view homosexuality as a religious issue is wrong

    To the Editor: Most Kansans expect legislators to resurrect the “Religious Freedom Bill” at some point. Before that happens, I would like to share an important fact for your consideration. Homosexual people are born that way, just as heterosexual people are born that way. A

  • Local |Business | March 04, 2014

    Existing home values on rise in county

    Right on pace with the values of residential property in Riley County, which were announced last week, the average value of existing homes in the county is also on the rise. Greg McHenry, Riley County appraiser, said there has also been a jump in new

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