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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 07, 2014

    New, speedy valuation appeals process could be costing county

    Since 1988 Riley County Appraiser Greg McHenry has made property valuations his career. Before he was appointed as the county’s appraiser in 2008, McHenry worked in the Riley County appraisal office as a staff member. During that 26-year span in the department, McHenry had lost just

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 07, 2014

    Researcher gets $2.52M grant for Army training

    A $2.52 million grant could help a K-State researcher change the way soldiers train. The National Institutes of Health awarded the money to assistant kinesiology professor Katie Heinrich, who is studying the effects of “high-intensity functional” training compared with usual methods of Army physical readiness training,

  • September 07, 2014

    Residents can now skip officers to report crimes

    Riley County residents who become the victims of crimes can now report the incidents without dialing the police department’s phone number or even talking to an officer. Well, some crimes can be reported at least. They must involve damage to property, damage to a

  • Arts & Leisure | September 07, 2014

    Area photographers showcase work in arts center exhibit

    Driving the back roads near his home south of Council Grove in the early morning hours, Harold Gaston keeps his eyes open for the perfect lighting and structures that get his attention. He leans toward scenes like abandoned structures or old vehicles as he drives

  • Volleyball | September 07, 2014

    KSU wins Varney’s invite title


    The Kansas State volleyball team earned its third sweep of the weekend Saturday night as it dispatched Central Florida 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 26-24) to claim the Varney’s Invitational title in Bramlage Coliseum. “I thought we played pretty well, especially for this early in the

  • Manhattan High School | September 07, 2014

    Manhattan sweeps home invite


    Unlike last year, no team was perfect at Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational cross country meet at Warner Park. Both Manhattan High teams managed to win, however, with the girls’ team turning in a dominant performance while landing five runners in the top-10 individually. The boys

  • Editorials | September 07, 2014

    Roberts-Orman race worth watching

    We’re not ready to handicap this fall’s U.S. Senate race, but we’re comfortable saying Chad Taylor won’t win. Mr. Taylor, the once serious and now reluctant Democratic candidate, made a mess of things last week when he formally withdrew from

  • September 07, 2014

    KSU professor takes in-depth look at life of music icon

    Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997) was a leading figure in the Chicago blues scene beginning in the early 1950s, though Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, 1913-1983), the founder of the Chicago blues style, is much better known. The two played together and were close friends for many years,

  • Books | September 07, 2014

    ‘Quiet Streets of Winslow’ offers thought-provoking drama

    Two brothers, Travis and Damien Aspenall, up early before school, walk their dog through the washed out arroyos behind their small, stucco house in central Arizona. The dog leads them to the body of a dead woman. Travis thinks she looks familiar; her cowboy boots

  • Arts & Leisure | September 07, 2014

    Festival rebrands to cross Christian denominations

    Flint Hills Praisefest organizers hope the name change for the free Christian music festival will make this year’s event the biggest yet. Praisefest will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at City Park with 12 local worship groups performing during the day on

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