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  • Area Schools | October 26, 2014

    Nemaha Central 28, Rock Creek 9

    At Seneca, newly consolidated Nemaha Central scored in each quarter to cruise past Rock Creek, taking a 14-3 lead to halftime and adding to it in the second half. The Mustangs mustered only a 38-yard field goal by Luke Niemeyer and a third-quarter, 5-yard touchdown

  • Area Schools | October 26, 2014

    Frankfort 58, Southern Cloud 12

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats won big against Southern Cloud in a district matchup. The win marks the second straight victory for Frankfort (4-4), which ends its season with another winnable game against Blue Valley on the road next week. Game information and individual statistics were

  • Area Schools | October 26, 2014

    Axtell 46, BV-Randolph 0

    At Axtell, the Rams trailed 36-0 after the first quarter before Axtell called off the dogs the rest of the game. Blue Valley was shut out for the fourth time this season. The Rams (0-8) host Frankfort (4-4) in next week’s season finale.

  • Area Schools | October 26, 2014

    Valley Heights 48, Republic Co. 6

    At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs scored early and often against Republic County, winning big in a rout. Game information and individual statistics were not made available. Valley Heights (4-4) takes a two-game winning streak into its regular-season finale against Jackson Heights (3-5) at home next

  • Local |Education |Business | October 26, 2014

    Westar Energy supports AMS 2015 Wind Challenge

    Westar Energy Corporations representative, Cynthia McCarvel, presented a $1,000 check to the Susan B. Anthony Middle School STEM teachers and STUCO president, Parker Wilson, in support of the upcoming AMS wind challenge in February. Lisa Bietau, Stacy Harris, Jeff Eckelberry and Kent Dick wrote a grant

  • Columns | October 26, 2014

    Lower heating costs loom

    Natural gas prices are nearing one-year lows as U.S. production continues at a breakneck pace, building supplies ahead of winter. Last year’s unusually cold and long winter drained US gas inventories to a ten-year low, which buoyed prices near $6.50 last February. Since then,

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Action Pact hires two in Action Pact Design

    Action Pact hired Holly Higgs and Scott Cady in Action Pact Design (APDesign) in September. Higgs joins Action Pact as a design coordinator in its interiors division. She will coordinate interior design for the Manhattan office, and will act as a liaison for APDesign national

  • Local |Business | October 26, 2014

    Sink, Gordon and Associates hires CPA

    Russell E. Shipley, CPA has joined the Manhattan office of Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a senior audit manager. Shipley is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Accountancy. He is

  • Gardening | October 26, 2014

    Don’t let weeds put you in a bind


    Now is the best time to control many broadleaf weed species. The spring bloomers like yellow dandelions, lavender henbit and blue speedwell are eradicated with broadleaf herbicides along with good horticulture practices. Healthy plants out compete most weeds. One weed I thought I had controlled

  • Columns | October 26, 2014

    In Merkel, Putin meets his match - a bit late

    Earlier this month at the Europe-Asia forum in Milan, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a number of world leaders. None of these meetings was more important than his discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  If nothing else, this meeting showed both Putin’s

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