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  • Local | December 06, 2013

    Wilsons named Farm Bureau Family of the Year


    Ron and Chris Wilson of Riley County have been honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau’s 5th geographic district. The Wilsons received the award Tuesday during Kansas Farm Bureau’s 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan. One family in

  • December 06, 2013

    12-year-old Alma cowgirl already a big name in the rodeo scene

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    ALMA — Cowboys better watch out. This 12-year-old cowgirl is nothing to be taken lightly as she backs into the roping box. Matter of fact, every cowboy or cowgirl of any age — or level of rodeo competition — has learned to pay attention when the name Caxton

  • Local |Fort Riley | December 06, 2013

    Fort needs support as brigades deactivate

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    The U.S. Army community extends beyond the gates of Fort Riley, according to Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division. Funk spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Manhattan Thursday, and in addition to emphasizing

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 06, 2013

    Tower design to add to Wamego’s Oz identity

    WAMEGO — Just as the Wizard had his hot air balloon, a town that identifies with “The Wizard of Oz” soon should have its own balloon to welcome visitors. The Wamego City Commission recently approved a concept and color scheme for the water tower west of

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 06, 2013

    Long’s Park to get new turf

    Kids will soon have new turf to stomp at Longs Park. City commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with ABCreative, Inc., of De Soto to install a new synthetic turf at Longs Park playground for $40,435. Parks and Recreation director Eddie Eastes said the old playground

  • Local |Business | December 06, 2013

    Blake no longer tourism director

    A Manhattan woman who has been serving as Director of Kansas’ Division for Tourism, for the Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, is no longer serving in that position. That was the word regarding Becky Blake, from Linda Craghead, the Department’s Assistant Secretary for

  • Local |Business | December 06, 2013

    Power outage at USD 383 schools

    About 1,300 local Westar Energy customers experienced a power outage Thursday afternoon. USD 383 communications director Michele Jones confirmed that Manhattan High west campus, the Robinson Education Center and Lee Elementary were among those affected. Erin La Row, Westar senior communications representative, said the outage occurred between 1:50

  • Football | December 06, 2013

    KSU gets short break before bowl prep

    It’s been a long football season and for the first time since August, Kansas State has finally gotten a little break. The Wildcats still have to wait until Sunday to find out where they’re going and who they’ll face in the bowl

  • Men's Basketball | December 06, 2013

    Cats hang on to edge Ole Miss

    Kansas State had been in games like this before, but they didn’t go the right way. (Kansas State junior forward Thomas Gipson scores against Ole Miss on Thursday night at Bramlage Coliseum. Gipson scored 15 points the Wildcats’ 61-58 victory over the Rebels). The shots

  • Women's Basketball | December 06, 2013

    6-foot-5 Lewis learning how to play big

    It’s natural to think Bre Lewis has an advantage over just about every opponent she sees. After all, the Kansas State freshman is 6-foot-5 and one of the tallest players in the Big 12. (Kansas State freshman Bre Lewis puts up a shot against Washburn

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