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  • Area Schools | January 21, 2014

    Riley County 51, Holcomb 46

    At Hillsboro, the undefeated Falcons got a tough test from Holcomb in the opening round of the Hillsboro midseason tournament, but came out on top thanks to a run in the third quarter. Trailing by two at halftime, Riley County outscored Holcomb 11-5 in the

  • Area Schools | January 21, 2014

    Valley Heights 55, Hanover 45

    At Washington, the top-seeded Mustangs opened up Twin Valley League tournament play with a 10-point win over 10th-seeded Hanover. The Mustangs received a first-round bye in the tournament. Valley Heights led by 10 at halftime and by 15 heading into the fourth quarter in the win. Brandi

  • Area Schools | January 21, 2014

    Hesston 70, Riley County 30

    At Hillsboro, top-seeded Hesston led 17-6 after the first quarter and kept piling it on the rest of the way in its opening-round win over Riley County. Jackson Wagner led Riley County with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, while Brice Brummett added seven points. Riley County

  • Area Schools | January 21, 2014

    Valley Heights 56, Axtell 44

    At Washington, the Mustangs backed up their No. 1 seed and first-round bye in the Twin Valley League tournament with a 12-point win over eighth-seeded Axtell. Valley Heights had three players score in double figures, led by Bennett Bargdill’s 14 points, with Charles Musil adding 13 and

  • Editorials | January 21, 2014

    Safety of Olympics a growing concern

    Nothing darkens the mood over international sporting events quite like the threat of terrorism. Given recent terrorist incidents and threats in Russia, security concerns have dwarfed almost every other aspect of the Winter Olympic Games, which will run from Feb. 7 to 22 in Sochi, Russia. Russian

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    We all have something to work on this year

    To the Editor: For those who think that unlimited government power will make us secure, look to Russia. It isn’t working. For the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” you are ignorant and bigoted and a homophobe, and that is your right. A&E has

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    America’s Got Special Talent again a hit on stage at MHS

    To the Editor: The participants in Manhattan’s best talent show, America’s Got Special Talent, want to thank the community for its support of this year’s show. America’s Got Special Talent is an annual talent show that showcases students from Anthony Middle

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    This week let’s ponder the sanctity of human life

    To the Editor: During this third week of the new year, we should all be reminded that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday in January would be a day to recognize the sanctity of human life. The date was chosen to coincide

  • Editorials | January 20, 2014

    News about smoking keeps getting worse

    Residents who smoke cigarettes and who made quitting their No. 1 resolution for 2014 made a wise decision. And if they’ve already stumbled, we urge them to try again — and as often as it takes to finally break the habit. Americans have known for decades that

  • Columns | January 20, 2014

    King a multi-faceted leader

    It is right that we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is hard to name a more influential role player in Black America’s march toward full citizenship.  Unfortunately, our nation also participates in selective memory about the man himself. Let us explore

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