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  • January 28, 2014

    K-State hangs on to beat Texas Tech, 66-58

    After leading by 12 at halftime, the Kansas State men’s basketball team had to rally late to hold off Texas Tech in a 66-58 win on Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats (15-6, 5-3 Big 12) used a 16-4 run midway through the first half

  • Triangulate | January 28, 2014

    Wilson brothers played key role in breaking down basketball’s color barrier

    Wilson, g  tex-dunk shot

    Although there were a few major college’s like Columbia University who permitted an African American to play college basketball back in the 1930’s- and UCLA allowing Jackie Robinson to compete in basketball in the Pacific Coast conference in 1941, it wasn’t until the late 1940’

  • Triangulate | January 28, 2014

    Mahoney breakaway rim and glass-backboard adjustments changed the game

    Mahoney-1948 team

    Ken Mahoney was a member of Kansas State’s first Final Four team in 1947. His older brother Elmo led the charge in the Kansas legislature during the late 40’s to get the funding to build Ahearn field house.  Together they changed the game of

  • Manhattan High School | January 28, 2014

    Cold temps slow down MHS bowlers

    Mhs bowling (2).phatch

    As the temperature dropped in Manhattan Monday afternoon, so did the scores for most of the high school bowlers competing on a frigid day in Manhattan’s quadrangular meet at Little Apple Lanes. Manhattan hosted its first tournament of the season, with the girls’ team

  • Area Schools | January 28, 2014

    Wamego girls still No. 1

    It’s another week at No. 1 for the Wamego girls as they remain atop the Class 4A-DI KBCA rankings. The Riley County girls checked in at No. 2 in 3A and the Valley Heights girls are No. 2 in 1A-D1. At 9-1 overall and still unbeaten in

  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Virgil Donald Swartz, 89, of Alta Vista, died Saturday at Morris County Hospital in Council Grove. The family provided some of the following information. Virgil was born on March 7, 1924, in his grandparents’ home. He was the oldest child of Albert and Nahda (Furney) Swartz. Virgil attended

  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Luella Iverna Wrosch, 94, of Onaga, died Sunday at the Lexington Park Nursing Home in Topeka.  She was a life-long resident of the area. Luella was born May 6, 1919, in Onaga.  She attended local schools and graduated in 1937 from Onaga High School.  She received

  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Wanda Dunn, 85, died Friday at the Heritage of Overland Park. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 4, 1928, in Alta Vista. She was the daughter of Walter and Allie (Edwards) Swartz.  Wanda graduated from Alta Vista High School with

  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Edward “Ed” Lynn Penn, 63, of rural St. George, died Sunday at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Ed was born on June 17, 1950, in LaFontaine. He was the son of Manuel B. and Ethel M. (Myers) Penn. He graduated from Manhattan High

  • Obituaries | January 28, 2014


    Anna B. Davis, 97, of Clay Center died Saturday at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

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