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  • Gardening | May 11, 2014

    Planting pointers to make annual flower beds ‘pop’


    I would imagine that many flower beds get planted on Mother’s Day. The timing is usually right for soil temperatures. Outdoor activity starts to heat up with a need to make the outdoor living space pop. Although some may not like the thought of

  • May 11, 2014

    SW Kansas family takes on dairy along with feedyards

    Beef. That’s the four-letter word that has been at the heart of a growing economy in southwest Kansas for decades, as beef cattle production and processing have expanded. But now there’s another kind of cattle production going on in southwest Kansas that centers

  • Movies | May 11, 2014

    ‘Bears’ better than the average nature documentary


    After skipping a release in 2013, Disneynature returns to theatrical nature documentaries with “Bears.” Following a year in the life of a mother bear and her two cubs, “Bears” is narrated by John C. Reilly. The film begins in the den where a mother bear, dubbed

  • Columns | May 11, 2014

    White House back on the spot with Benghazi

    For over a year, the Obama administration has done its best to blur the truth about events surrounding the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.  When the consulate

  • Court Calendar | May 09, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, May 12, 2014 9:00 – BCF 9:00 Abduljabbar, Mohammed Arraignment (14 CR 82 Stalking, etc) JJC III 9:00 Bates, Marcus Bond Forf Hrg (13 CR 497 Att Dist of Meth) KSL III 9:00 Earnest, Katharine SENTENCING (13 TR 2050 DUI) BRW III 9:00 Gareis, David PLEA (14 CR 76 Dom Batt) JJC III 9:00 Hollis, Shane SENTENCING (12 TR 3722 DUI, Speeding) BRW

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 09, 2014

    4 people injured in rollover accident

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    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday at Blue River Hills Road and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Emergency personnel were called to the intersection at about 1:25 p.m. for a report of the accident, in which one woman was entrapped in a pickup truck.

  • Local |Education | May 09, 2014

    Retiring teacher puts on her final ‘Westward’ program


    Fifth-grade teacher LeAnne Thomas became the middle of a mass hug of her 66 students Friday following the conclusion of the 25th annual Westward Movement program. It would be her last one. The students hugged Thomas after the announcement of her retirement. Thomas, since she began

  • Local |Education | May 09, 2014

    Bake sale ban could hurt school groups

    The people behind school bake sales might have to get a little creative and find other ways to fundraise starting in the fall… at least during the school day. New federal health and wellness guidelines will restrict foods that can be sold during the school

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | May 09, 2014

    How much power does the mayor really have?


    Q: Does Manhattan’s mayor have any more authority than the other four city commissioners? Wynn Butler fights routinely to hold down the city’s budget – so now that he’s mayor, can he use any additional power to push his favorite issue?

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 09, 2014

    Judge to rule on girls testifying in rape case

    Whether two of three young girls allegedly raped by a Fort Riley man last year should be required to testify in person at his trial was a point of contention during a hearing Thursday in Riley County District Court. County Attorney Barry Wilkerson argued that

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