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  • Area Schools | November 09, 2014

    Troy routs Mustangs in playoff opener

    At Troy, the Valley Heights Mustangs made their second trip of the season to play Twin-Valley League foe Troy, this time in the postseason. Once again, the Trojans had the Mustangs number, winning 50-6 to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Valley Heights

  • Columns | November 09, 2014

    Canada comes face to face with terrorism

    If Canadians had thought they were immune to terrorism, recent events in Ottawa, the country’s capital, have made it clear that they are not. Canadians do, however,  recognize that their response will help determine what kind of country Canada will become in the

  • Local |Fort Riley | November 07, 2014

    Fort Riley program marks 30 years of holiday toy donations


    FORT RILEY — The Christmas spirit was first sighted at Fort Riley Thursday morning, as the Big Red One held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off its 30th year of Operation Santa Claus. The program assists families who may be facing financial difficulties by providing toys

  • Local |Business | November 07, 2014

    Country club faces financial problems

    The Manhattan Country Club is considering a plan to address what officials called a “critical” financial situation. Citing stagnant membership and a significant debt load, the club’s board recently announced that without action the facility would have to be sold or face foreclosure. In

  • Local |Education | November 07, 2014

    Board looks at increase in tax authority

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could be sending out a mail-in ballot months from now seeking to raise the district’s budget authority. School board members began talking about the potential ballot measure to increase the district’s Local Option Budget (LOB) during their Wednesday meeting,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 07, 2014

    KSU student a finalist for Rhodes scholarship

    Kansas State University student Ross Allen, a senior in economics and philosophy and a minor in nonprofit leadership studies, has advanced to the final round of the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship competition. Allen, of Soldier, will interview Saturday, Nov. 22, in St. Louis, Missouri, with other finalists from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 07, 2014

    Clay Center man dies in apparent hit-and-run

    CLAY CENTER — A Clay Center man died after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run incident Friday morning. Joe Knitter, 83, was hit by a westbound vehicle on U.S. 24, a half-mile east of Clay Center at 6:19 a.m., Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 07, 2014

    Legislative conference focuses on funding

    Area legislators were reminded their votes in Topeka affect more than just the state’s budget at the Riley County Legislative Conference on Thursday. State funding — or the lack thereof — was the focus of discussion among Riley County commissioners, department heads and three legislators. “We

  • Movies | November 07, 2014

    ‘Nightcrawler’ may be more provoking than entertaining


    The new movie “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, provokes enough questions that one has to wonder if it is more entertaining than it is provoking. It begins with what should be the protagonist of the year, the dweeb anti-hero. Louis Bloom (dark-eyed Jake

  • Editorials | November 07, 2014

    Space: still a civilian frontier

    Two explosions, one during the launch of an unmanned rocket in Virginia and the other aboard a craft being tested for space tourism in California, raise understandable questions about whether private companies are up to the challenges that space presents. The first explosion, on Oct. 28,

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