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  • Obituaries | February 18, 2014


    Guy Donald Mathews, 101, a longtime Wamego and Manhattan resident, died Sunday at Wamego Health Center in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 3, 1912, in Beverly. He was the son of George and Edith (LaForce) Mathews. Mr. Mathews served in

  • Obituaries | February 18, 2014


    Lila L. Anderson, 90, of Blue Rapids, died Saturday at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include her two daughters Rita Brogan of Duncan, Okla., and Julie Popejoy of Blue Rapids; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.  Lila was preceded in death

  • Movies | February 18, 2014

    ‘About Last Night,’ Version 2, sort of ho-hum entertainment


    The new movie “About Last Night” is a re-make of a sanitized version of a David Mamet play. The original movie, also called “About Last Night,” was a 1986 feature starring Rob Lowe (pre-scandal), Demi Moore (pre-surgery), James Belushi (pre-television), and, perhaps surprisingly, Elizabeth Perkins. The

  • Women's Basketball | February 18, 2014

    K-State women can make up ground down final stretch


    The Kansas State women may be second-to-last in the Big 12 right now, but have a chance in the final five regular season games to make up some ground before the league tournament next month. Beginning Wednesday night at TCU, the Wildcats (10-14, 4-9 Big 12) will

  • Men's Basketball | February 18, 2014

    Cats focus on TCU after loss at Baylor


    On the white board in the Kansas State Basketball Practice Facility, the message was simple. The only way to overcome hard luck, is with hard work. K-State (17-8, 7-5 Big 12) has dealt with plenty of hard luck this season, especially on the road. But time

  • February 18, 2014

    Steps taken to protect sports officials

    TOPEKA — In 40 years as a baseball umpire, Mike Holmes has seen plenty of abuse. “I’ve had Coca-Colas thrown in my face by irate mothers of 13 year olds,” Holmes said. Holmes was at the state Capitol on Monday to testify in favor of House Bill 2532,

  • Local | February 17, 2014

    Disc golf’s ‘Ice Bowl’ may live up to name


    Golfers might have to pack up their equipment for the winter, but the same doesn’t hold true for the Disc Fanatics of Kansas. The local disc golf club will host its annual Ice Bowl, along with a ribbon, cutting to inaugurate the new expansion

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 17, 2014

    City-university agreement on agenda

    City commissioners plan to finalize the 2014 city-university fund agreement during their Tuesday night legislative session. The commission approved the funding during last year’s budget session. Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall, will include a rundown of how much each

  • Neighbors | February 17, 2014

    Maintenance man honored with street name


    He’s a man who’s lived in the Manhattan area his whole life, and he’s so humble that no one would know he deserved a street named after him. John Pride, 68, is a maintenance man who’s worked for Countryside Parks (formerly Countryside

  • Editorials | February 17, 2014

    Common Core is worth keeping

    We wonder sometimes what gets into members of the Kansas Legislature. Take state Rep. Willie Dove, a Bonner Springs Republican and member of the House Education Committee. He thinks Kansas students will benefit if the Legislature kills Common Core reading and math standards along with

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