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  • Local | August 29, 2013

    First night includes appearances by Bill, Willie

    The first night of Purple Power Play on Poyntz, a community-wide kick-off to the football season, commenced Wednesday with a slightly different name and location. This year, the event is known as Purple Power Play in the Park because of the need to relocate it

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    County ponders new fire station

    The Riley County Rural Fire Department is on its way to adding another fire station in the rural parts of the county. The new station is being created to serve areas north of the city previously served by the Tatarrax substation prior to that area’

  • Movies | August 29, 2013

    ‘You’re Next’ makes the most out of classic movie form


    Adam Wingard is a big, tall kid who made a movie using forest settings near Columbia, Mo. The name of the movie is “You’re Next,” and it is a pretty good use of the classic mad slasher movie form that we know from long

  • Local | August 29, 2013

    OZtoberFest guests include Baum descendants, memorabilia collector and Oz books author

    The 2013 Organizing Committee of OZtoberFest today announced its lineup of special guests for the Wamego festival September 27 to 29. Heading the package are two great-grandsons of L. Frank Baum, and 13 other full-length timeless Oz fantasies for children. This is the Ninth Annual OZtoberFest in the Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2013

    State fair to host K-State Day

    The 2013 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson will have a decidedly purple hue with the first Sunday of the fair designated as K-State Day. The university will be recognized as the official sponsor on Sept. 8 as the fair celebrates its 100th birthday. Special outdoor exhibits will

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    Alma man to run as Libertarian in governor race

    An Alma man said Thursday he will seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor in 2014. Keen A. Umbehr filed his candidacy with the Kansas Secretary of State. In doing so, Umbehr said his top priorities would be accountability and transparency at all levels of

  • Obituaries | August 29, 2013

    Ronald ‘Ron’ Stevenson

    Ronald “Ron” Dean Stevenson, 62, of Manhattan, died Tuesday at his home.

  • Obituaries | August 29, 2013

    Michael Louis Kuhn II

    Michael Louis Kuhn II, 13, of Saint Marys, passed from this life on Sunday.

  • Arts, Leisure | August 29, 2013

    Stadium dedication, more Purple Power Play

    Kick off your weekend with a little bit of K-State flair and enjoy these events centered around the 150-year-old institution of higher education. The second night of the annual Purple Power Play in the Park is tonight at the Larry Norvell Band Shell and City

  • Football | August 29, 2013

    K-State begins Big 12 title defense with junior college transfer at QB

    Jake Waters has always been the big man on campus. That’s not about to change now, either, as the junior college transfer was named Kansas State’s starting quarterback this week for the Wildcats’ season opener at home against North Dakota State on Friday.

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