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  • Area Schools | February 12, 2014


    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights steadily pulled away from Washington County in a 55-44 win on Tuesday. Brandi Roepke scored 23 points for the Mustangs (15-1), who led 12-5 after the first and 27-19 by halftime. Valley Heights led by eight going into the fourth quarter.

  • Editorials | February 12, 2014

    Boehner wise to avoid stand-off

    House Speaker John Boehner, despite criticism from House tea partiers, acted prudently Tuesday in allowing the chamber to vote on a so-called “clean” bill to suspend the debt ceiling. The measure passed 221-201, and did so because 28 Republicans, including Rep. Boehner and House Majority Leader

  • Columns | February 12, 2014

    One anti-KU cheer goes too far

    Ned seaton

    It’s time to drop the F-bomb. What I’m referring to is the use of that word in a chant used by K-State basketball fans at Bramlage Coliseum during Monday’s game against KU. It happened a couple times when fans were bouncing around

  • Area Schools | February 12, 2014

    Frankfort 56, Onaga 45

    At Frankfort, Frankfort picked up its fourth win of the year with a 56-45 win at home over Onaga on Tuesday. The Wildcats (4-11) led 15-8 after the first quarter, and extended their lead to 30-21 by halftime. Onaga made a run back into the

  • Area Schools | February 12, 2014

    Marysville 65, Rock Creek 45

    At Flush, Rock Creek was held scoreless in the first quarter against Marysville on Tuesday, and went on to lose 65-45. The Mustangs (1-11) couldn’t rally much in the second quarter, still trailing 30-10 at halftime. Rock Creek was better in the second half,

  • Area Schools | February 12, 2014

    Riley County 66, Concordia 56

    RILEY COUNTY 66, CONCORDIA 56 At Concordia, Madison Vargo scored 25 points and made six 3-pointers as Riley County beat Concordia 66-56 on Tuesday. Kaitlyn Thomson scored 15 points and added four 3s, while Taylor Oliver had 11 and hit three 3s. The Falcons (14-1) led 34-33 at halftime.

  • Area Schools | February 12, 2014

    Wamego 60, Chapman 34

    At Chapman, Wamego won its 15th game of the season on Tuesday, beating Chapman 60-34. The defending Class 4A state champions led 14-8 after one quarter and 28-16 at halftime. The Red Raiders (15-0) outscored Chapman 22-9 in the third quarter and 32-18 overall in

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2014

    Roses are red; K-Staters’ love is true blue (or purple)

    Roses are red and violets are blue, but purple may be the color if the love is true — at least according to some Kansas State University alumni married nearly 70 years or longer.   Perry and Virginia Peine, Denver, Colo., met in the fifth grade at

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | February 12, 2014

    Mediterranean show at McCain

    The Mediterranean Sea is coming to Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium with performances by Italy’s Compagnia T.P.O., or Teatro di Piazza o d’Occasione. The company will present “Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea” at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22;

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | February 12, 2014

    Book fraud costs local store $830

    Several people allegedly selected books from Varney’s Book Store this month and took them to the store’s counter to be bought back. The store, 623 N. Manhattan Ave., reported the theft to the Riley County Police Department on Monday. Owner Steve Levin said up

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