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  • Editorials | December 26, 2013

    Putin: Leader of the conservatives?

    Fun couple of the future: How about Vladimir Putin and Sarah Palin, arm in arm? Ms. Palin once ludicrously claimed that she could “see Russia from her house,” but now it turns out that Mr. Putin has his vulture-like vision working in the other direction.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Drowning victim identified

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier is still missing in Milford Lake, where the man drowned Tuesday morning while duck hunting. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, who reportedly was trying to recover a duck he shot

  • Letters | December 26, 2013

    Of ducks, geese, ‘Happy Holidays’ and Hobby Lobby

    To the Editor: I simply do not understand how the same people who demand free speech rights for Phil Robertson (of the show “Duck Dynasty”) from his employers and those who are in his circle of contact throw a clot when someone wishes them “Happy

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 26, 2013

    Commissioners manage to skirt gun carry law

    Four county buildings will be exempt from the Kansas concealed carry law after a Riley County commission action Thursday. Commissioners adopted a resolution that exempts four county structures for a four-year period – the Riley County Courthouse, the Carnegie building, the Riley County office building, and

  • Columns | December 26, 2013

    An evening conversation: Take the day off!

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    If you lived in Great Britain instead of eastern Kansas, you wouldn’t have had to work today. You’d probably like fish and chips, too, and wonder if dour Prince Charles actually will become king. But those are preferences to discuss another time, along

  • Arts, Leisure | December 26, 2013

    Keep the kids busy with ‘Zoofari Tails’

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    With the recent snowfall, it did look a lot like Christmas. The cold temps might be keeping the kids indoors on their days off. And as the song goes, “Mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again.” So if your kids are

  • Movies | December 26, 2013

    ‘Hustle’ about a complicated con game it can’t explain

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    The 1980 “Abscam” sting led to the arrest of eight and the conviction of seven members of Congress for bribe-taking. The FBI had a couple of phony Arab sheiks offer money to the members of the House of Representatives in return for favors. Folks may think

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Runaway teen found

    A 17-year-old who left his parent near Walmart in Manhattan Dec. 19 was found by one of his parents Tuesday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was previously looking for Tieler Reeves, a Westmoreland teen who authorities believed ran away from his family. Sheriff Greg Riat

  • Obituaries | December 26, 2013

    PATTY LOU SIMMER

    Patty Lou Simmer, 80, of Wamego, died on Monday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. Patty was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Paxico. She was the daughter of Henry William and Lydia Elizabeth (Buchmeier) Anderson. She attended schools

  • Football | December 26, 2013

    Mueller grows into leader for Cats

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It came as no shock to Ryan Mueller when he was named the Big 12’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. The same can be said about the four different All-America designations the Kansas State junior has earned the past three weeks. Mueller expects


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