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  • Obituaries | January 24, 2014


    Doris Schultes, 89, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Thursday, in Friona, Texas, where she had been residing since 2011. She was a longtime area elementary school teacher. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Grace Baptist Church, 2901 Dickens Avenue in Manhattan. Funeral

  • Editorials | January 24, 2014

    Boost funding for Kansas courts

    Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff King deserves some credit for introducing a handful of measures this week that can help ease the financial straits of the state’s judiciary. But neither those nor some efficiency measures that Sen. King, an Independence Republican, suggests that the

  • Columns | January 24, 2014

    Higher ed funding unsettled

    While Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback extolls the virtues of public post-secondary education, its price continues to climb and the Kansas general fund contributes less. The folks increasingly picking up the tab are parents and the students themselves who are begging and borrowing, often working full-time,

  • Movies | January 24, 2014

    ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ provides enjoyable action


    Every once in a while Kenneth Branaugh pops up. This week he has again come to our attention, this time as director of and villain in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” a prequel to “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Sum of All Fears,” other

  • Movies | January 24, 2014

    ‘August, Orange County’ turns out decent screenplay


    Tracy Letts, author of the recent stage play August, Orange County, has turned out a decent screenplay version of the story. Then John Wells, previously known primarily as a producer of t.v. series, has directed a good cast in an interesting version of that

  • Manhattan High School | January 24, 2014

    Stephens lifts MHS past Heights in OT


    DODGE CITY — Payton Stephens was a freshman the last time Manhattan High participated in the Tournament of Champions. A first-round loss two years ago sent the Indians to the consolation side of the bracket the next two days. Stephens made sure the Indians started their

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2014

    Wamego survives against Hesston

    In the semifinals of the Hillsboro midseason tournament, the Red Raiders won the battle of unbeatens with Hesston, 47-45, on Thursday to set up an all-Flint Hills championship game against undefeated Riley County on Saturday. Wamego trailed by two after an old-fashioned three-point play by

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2014

    Riley County 47, Hillsboro 37

    At Hillsboro, the Falcons overcame a slow start in the first quarter to lead by five at halftime and stay ahead of the Trojans the rest of the way to win and advance to play unbeaten Wamego in Saturday’s final. Madison Vargo led all

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2014

    Valley Heights 55, Baileyville B&B 45

    At Washington, the Mustangs used a strong third quarter to overcome a three-point halftime deficit and win going away in the fourth quarter against Baileyville B&B in the semifinals of the Twin Valley League tournament. Brandi Roepke had a game-high 18 points, with Lesley

  • Area Schools | January 24, 2014

    Troy 55, BV-Randolph 35

    At Washington, the Rams ended their week at the Twin Valley League tournament with a loss to Troy, hanging around through the first quarter but being outscored 19-9 in the second quarter to create a deficit Blue Valley couldn’t overcome. Monique Sandquist, Megan Plummer

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