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  • Obituaries | February 21, 2014


    Willie Paul Hall, 67, of rural St. George, died Wednesday, at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 11, 1947 in Amazonia, Mo. He was the son of C.B. and Ila (Mann) Hall. He

  • Local | February 21, 2014

    Medal of Honor winner Walter Ehlers dies at 92

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    Walter Ehlers knew fear, tragedy, glory and celebrity as few Manhattanites ever have or ever will. Mr. Ehlers, the only resident of Manhattan to receive the Medal of Honor for gallantry in combat above and beyond the call of duty, died Thursday near his retirement

  • Columns | February 21, 2014

    Fracking is safe and beneficial

    Fear has become a principal means of directing public opinion away from the facts, and in the case of hydraulic fracturing, it is occurring with a well-known and historically acceptable process associated with recovering oil and natural gas from the earth. Fear of the unknown

  • Movies | February 21, 2014

    New ‘Robocop’ tackles contemporary issue


    The new re-make of the 1985 movie “Robocop” is topical. It is about ethical questions involved in the public discussion of the use of remote control “drone” weapons. It is easy enough for director Jose Padiha to get to the issue by telling the story of

  • Area Schools | February 21, 2014

    Wamego girls blitz Abilene

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    WAMEGO — Class 4A’s top-ranked Wamego girls’ basketball team wrapped up it’s regular season home slate by clinching at least a share of its third straight North Central Kansas League title with a dominating 64-24 win over Abilene Thursday night. The Red Raiders’ lone

  • Area Schools | February 21, 2014

    Red Raiders shoot past Cowboys

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    WAMEGO — The Wamego boys’ basketball team continued it’s midseason turnaround Thursday night with a convincing 65-50 upset of rival Abilene. With the win,  the Red Raiders remain in a tie with Concordia for first place in the North Central Kansas League standings, while

  • Men's Basketball | February 21, 2014

    Cats still seek elusive road wins

    Six chances, one win. The Kansas State men’s basketball team has just three more opportunities to pick up another road win before the regular season ends, and all three will come in the next four games. As the Wildcats (18-8, 8-5 Big 12) get set

  • Women's Basketball | February 21, 2014

    Struggling Wildcats set to host surging Mountaineers


    Coming off a disappointing road trip at TCU on Wednesday night and a chance to make up some ground in the Big 12 standings, the Kansas State women now turn their attention to No. 13 West Virginia. It was just two weeks ago when the Mountaineers beat

  • Women's Basketball | February 21, 2014

    KSU women puts six on Academic All-Big 12

    K-State women’s basketball placed six student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 team in an announcement by the Big 12 on Thursday. Four of K-State’s honorees received a first-team citation, while two garnered second-team honors. Since the beginning of the Big 12 in 1996-97, K-State has earned

  • Baseball | February 21, 2014

    K-State baseball still looking for its first win

    MORAGA, Calif. — The Kansas State baseball team hit into five double plays and was shut down by Portland relief pitcher Jackson Lockwood in a 5-2 loss to the Pilots on Thursday. That’s five straight losses to open the season for the once-ranked Wildcats and

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