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  • Food & Drink | July 30, 2013

    Impressive cakes, treats take top honors at 2013 fair

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    For those who bake, there is nothing more interesting than seeing what other bakers create. Last year, I had the opportunity to report on the cake decorating open class competition at the Riley County Fair. I was so impressed with what I saw that I

  • Food & Drink | July 30, 2013

    All-American apple pie is star of fair contest

    There is no such thing as a bad apple pie. Those were the sentiments expressed Sunday by the three judges for the apple pie contest at the Riley County Fair. This was the first year for the pie contest. Riley County Extension Agent Ginny Bernard

  • July 30, 2013

    K-State announces 2013 Hall of Fame class

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    Kansas State athletics will honor a group of 10 individuals with induction into the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame this October, school officials announced Monday. The 2013 class of the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame — the first since 2008 — includes former student-athletes Roy DeWitz (men’s basketball), Yana

  • July 30, 2013

    2013 K-State Athletics Hall of Fame class

    Yana Dorodnova Women’s tennis 1996-98 Advanced the farthest of any Wildcat in school history in the NCAA Division-I Women’s Tennis Singles Championships, as she reached the quarterfinals of the 1998 event… 1998 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American, concluded her senior season with a 25-10 record.

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2013

    Citizens speak out against proposed public building commission

    Two more members of the public Monday opposed the creation of a proposed public building commission. Ralph Wahl and Curt Porter addressed Riley County commissioners during the public comment section of the commission meeting, saying they felt creation of the commission would take away their

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2013

    Lawmakers respond to ‘hard 50’ proposal

    Local lawmakers are comfortable with Governor Sam Brownback’s call for a special session to amend the state’s “hard 50” law. There is some concern, however, about whether the session’s purpose might be expanded beyond that scope. Brownback called the special session Friday; it

  • Neighbors | July 29, 2013

    A little help keeping her mother’s memory alive

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    For many years, Eula Mae Hedman saved a set of fabric squares with flowers her mother had hand-painted in hopes of turning them into a quilt. Hedman said she had been looking for someone to put them together for some time, but had not had

  • Editorials | July 29, 2013

    Special session should be brief

    It would be nice if the Kansas Legislature’s “Hard 50” special session doesn’t last much more than 72 hours when it convenes Sept. 3. The session, called by Gov. Sam Brownback at the request of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, will be held to amend the state’

  • Letters | July 29, 2013

    Stand-your-ground laws give law-abiding a chance

    To the Editor: Just a passing comment on Nolan Carlson’s comments in Sunday’s edition of the Man-hattan Mercury on conflict reso-lution and the use of firearms. Dr Carlson states that stand-your-ground laws throw reasoning, understanding, negotiating and resolving out the window.

  • Letters | July 29, 2013

    Common sense can help avoid problems with guns

    To the Editor: There is a joke going around that before you say something bad about someone, you should walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets upset, he’s a mile away and barefoot.


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