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  • Arts & Leisure | September 07, 2014

    Larry the Cable Guy, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and more

    SUNDAY Seventh Annual Konza Reptile Breeders Expo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Featuring live geckos, lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, tarantulas, scorpions and more. Admission: $8, $7 with military or student ID. Children under 5 are admitted free of charge. For more information, visit Regency Ballroom, Four

  • Area Schools | September 07, 2014

    Wamego blasts Rock Creek in season opener, 34-10


    WAMEGO — At times, Friday night’s Pottawatomie County Showdown between Rock Creek and Wamego looked like a vicious rivalry. There were penalties of any and every kind, big hits and extra words between teams after plays. But by the end of the night, it was

  • Local |Business | September 07, 2014

    Wounded veterans using softball to heal


    While football, cooler weather and pumpkin-spice-flavored everything were on the minds of the masses, the lingering sounds of summer were heard this weekend in Tointon Family Stadium. Teams of soldiers and regional celebrities gathered on Saturday to play a double-header and to raise money for

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 07, 2014

    New, speedy valuation appeals process could be costing county

    Since 1988 Riley County Appraiser Greg McHenry has made property valuations his career. Before he was appointed as the county’s appraiser in 2008, McHenry worked in the Riley County appraisal office as a staff member. During that 26-year span in the department, McHenry had lost just

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 07, 2014

    Researcher gets $2.52M grant for Army training

    A $2.52 million grant could help a K-State researcher change the way soldiers train. The National Institutes of Health awarded the money to assistant kinesiology professor Katie Heinrich, who is studying the effects of “high-intensity functional” training compared with usual methods of Army physical readiness training,

  • September 07, 2014

    Residents can now skip officers to report crimes

    Riley County residents who become the victims of crimes can now report the incidents without dialing the police department’s phone number or even talking to an officer. Well, some crimes can be reported at least. They must involve damage to property, damage to a

  • Arts & Leisure | September 07, 2014

    Area photographers showcase work in arts center exhibit

    Driving the back roads near his home south of Council Grove in the early morning hours, Harold Gaston keeps his eyes open for the perfect lighting and structures that get his attention. He leans toward scenes like abandoned structures or old vehicles as he drives

  • Volleyball | September 07, 2014

    KSU wins Varney’s invite title


    The Kansas State volleyball team earned its third sweep of the weekend Saturday night as it dispatched Central Florida 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 26-24) to claim the Varney’s Invitational title in Bramlage Coliseum. “I thought we played pretty well, especially for this early in the

  • Manhattan High School | September 07, 2014

    Manhattan sweeps home invite


    Unlike last year, no team was perfect at Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational cross country meet at Warner Park. Both Manhattan High teams managed to win, however, with the girls’ team turning in a dominant performance while landing five runners in the top-10 individually. The boys

  • Editorials | September 07, 2014

    Roberts-Orman race worth watching

    We’re not ready to handicap this fall’s U.S. Senate race, but we’re comfortable saying Chad Taylor won’t win. Mr. Taylor, the once serious and now reluctant Democratic candidate, made a mess of things last week when he formally withdrew from

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