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  • Volleyball | September 14, 2013

    Cats topple Cal with 3-2 win

    BERKELEY, California — For the K-State volleyball team, it has become a matter of not if, but when. On Saturday, in the Holiday Inn Invitational finale and facing its toughest opponent so far this season, the Wildcats picked up after a first set loss to come

  • September 14, 2013

    History, whimsy are waiting to be discovered in Concordia, Belleville

    NOTE: This piece is the second in a series of four weekend getaways outside of the Manhattan area. Some places open themselves up for visitors; others take a little work to discover. The town of Concordia, for instance, has a motto: “We build community!” Its

  • Golf | September 14, 2013

    KSU men’s golf opens season in Columbia, Mo.

    The Kansas State men’s golf team will open the 2013-14 season as it travels to Columbia, Mo., Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Regional Preview at The Club at Old Hawthorne. The event will consist of 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday,

  • Arts, Leisure | September 14, 2013

    Blue Rapids man’s passion for phonographs is on display

    Phono (4)

    Floyd Sutton had a collector’s instinct from the time he was a boy, keeping model trains and carnival game prizes for decades after he stopped playing with them. However, his most extensive and prized collection involved antique record players. He started gathering them more

  • Off The Beat | September 14, 2013

    In love with the idea of coming home


    Kansas and I have a love/hate relationship. I love it because it’s home. Things are familiar. I can take the backroads in Geary County with my eyes shut. The same goes with the streets in Junction City. The homes I grew up in

  • Editorials | September 14, 2013

    A viable challenge to Kobach?

    If she had her way, Jean Schodorf, a former three-term Republican state senator from Wichita, would still be a member of the Kansas Senate. Like Manhattan’s Roger Reitz, however, she was purged in the 2012 GOP primary by a conservative coalition that involved Gov. Sam

  • Columns | September 14, 2013

    USDA is holding farmers back

    Recent flooding in south-central Kansas, only one summer removed from a historic drought, is the perfect example of the unpredictable — and uncontrollable — challenges farmers face every growing season. For the past 20 years, I’ve farmed in Pottawatomie and Jackson counties, doing my best to manage

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Thanks, Westview Church, for ‘Choosing to Live’

    To the Editor: Thank you to Westview Community Church for serving Pawnee Mental Health Services on its second annual “Inside-Out” day.  Instead of going inside to attend church last Sunday morning, members went outside to be church.  Their theme was “Choose to Live.”

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Kansas pays its EMTs embarrassingly low wages

    To the Editor: There is a chart in the September AARP bulletin that ranks annual mean wages for EMTs by state.

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Is Herspring playing to the red state peanut gallery?

    To the Editor: Leo Schell’ s recent letter was right on point. It seems obvious that Professor Herspring is trying for the title of the KSU nattering nabob of negativism. My perception is that his positions are against anything President Obama does or says. Is

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