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  • Area Schools | January 21, 2014

    Hesston 70, Riley County 30

    At Hillsboro, top-seeded Hesston led 17-6 after the first quarter and kept piling it on the rest of the way in its opening-round win over Riley County. Jackson Wagner led Riley County with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, while Brice Brummett added seven points. Riley County

  • Area Schools | January 21, 2014

    Valley Heights 56, Axtell 44

    At Washington, the Mustangs backed up their No. 1 seed and first-round bye in the Twin Valley League tournament with a 12-point win over eighth-seeded Axtell. Valley Heights had three players score in double figures, led by Bennett Bargdill’s 14 points, with Charles Musil adding 13 and

  • Editorials | January 21, 2014

    Safety of Olympics a growing concern

    Nothing darkens the mood over international sporting events quite like the threat of terrorism. Given recent terrorist incidents and threats in Russia, security concerns have dwarfed almost every other aspect of the Winter Olympic Games, which will run from Feb. 7 to 22 in Sochi, Russia. Russian

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    We all have something to work on this year

    To the Editor: For those who think that unlimited government power will make us secure, look to Russia. It isn’t working. For the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” you are ignorant and bigoted and a homophobe, and that is your right. A&E has

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    America’s Got Special Talent again a hit on stage at MHS

    To the Editor: The participants in Manhattan’s best talent show, America’s Got Special Talent, want to thank the community for its support of this year’s show. America’s Got Special Talent is an annual talent show that showcases students from Anthony Middle

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    This week let’s ponder the sanctity of human life

    To the Editor: During this third week of the new year, we should all be reminded that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday in January would be a day to recognize the sanctity of human life. The date was chosen to coincide

  • Editorials | January 20, 2014

    News about smoking keeps getting worse

    Residents who smoke cigarettes and who made quitting their No. 1 resolution for 2014 made a wise decision. And if they’ve already stumbled, we urge them to try again — and as often as it takes to finally break the habit. Americans have known for decades that

  • Columns | January 20, 2014

    King a multi-faceted leader

    It is right that we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is hard to name a more influential role player in Black America’s march toward full citizenship.  Unfortunately, our nation also participates in selective memory about the man himself. Let us explore

  • Area Schools | January 20, 2014

    Baileyville B&B 59, BV-Randolph 30

    Baileyville B&B jumped out to a 23-point halftime lead and never looked back against the 14th-seeded Rams on Saturday. Blue Valley won the fourth quarter and was outscored by seven points in the second half. Megan Plummer led Blue Valley with eight points.

  • Area Schools | January 20, 2014

    Linn 44, Frankfort 31

    The fourth-seeded Linn Bulldogs used a 16-4 run in the second quarter to take a lead they would not relinquish in the opening round of the TVL girls’ tournament Saturday. In the other three quarters, Frankfort played the Bulldogs even. Adrianna Martin scored 10 points for

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