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  • State of the Union is still too partisan

    President Barack Obama articulately expressed his political aspirations during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Surveys indicate that the audience outside the Beltway gave him decent marks. Yet it is the audience inside the House chambers that will .

  • Cats cold down stretch in loss to Cyclones Kstatecolor2.phatch

    AMES, Iowa — With less than four minutes to play and the game tied at 69, Kansas State’s Marcus Foster got a long rebound and ran up the court, dishing it to Jevon Thomas for what looked like an easy layup. .

  • MHS girls get season sweep of Great Bend

    After scoring a combined 129 points the last time Great Bend and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team played in December, Tuesday’s return game at Great Bend was much different. Manhattan was forced to overcome a slow start offensively, as .

  • Rock Creek boys rout Iola in opener

    At Burlington, Rock Creek won its tournament opener at the Burlington Invitational Tuesday night, 67-32. The Mustangs took a 13-point lead after the first quarter and a 39-22 lead at halftime, despite 29 first-half fouls between the two teams. The Mustangs .

  • Hillsboro 51,  Riley County 40

    At Hillsboro, a slow start cost the Falcons in its opening game at the Trojan Classic against the host-team Trojans. Riley County trailed 30-9 at halftime before cutting into the lead by outscoring the Trojans 13-0 in the third quarter .

  • BV-Randolph 42, Clifton-Clyde 34

    At Onaga, Blue Valley outscored Clifton-Clyde 13-4 in the fourth quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a victory in the first of two consolation games at the Twin-Valley League tournament this week. Haydn Budenbender scored a game-high 18 points to .

  • Wamego girls win

    WAMEGO 47, TONGANOXIE 9 At Tonganoxie, Wamego showed why it’s the top seed at the Tonganoxie Invitational this week, dismantling the host Chieftains in the tournament opener for both teams. The Red Raiders led 28-3 at halftime before cruising through the .

  • Riley County 54, Holcomb 43

    At Hillsboro, the Falcons led 24-15 at halftime and maintained their lead throughout the second half in an opening round win at the Trojan Classic. Riley County led by as many as 14 in the third quarter and seemingly had an .


    Verna Brown, 90, of Barnes, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Bryan LGH-East, in Lincoln, Neb. Survivors include her husband, Dale; a daughter, Corrine K. (Eugene) Huse of Barnes; a sister, Ada Glanzer of Randolph; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Verna was .


    Beatrice J. Jones, 78, of Lawrence, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Neuvant House in Lawrence with her family and caregivers at her side. The family provided some of the following information. Memorial services will be Feb. 3, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral .


    Harold Bierbaum, 93, of Barnes, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Linn Community Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..

  • Frankfort 59, Onaga 56

    At Onaga, the Wildcats were outscored in three of four quarters but managed to win behind a strong second quarter, outscoring the hometown Buffaloes 22-12 in the first of two consolation games at the Twin Valley League tournament, which this .


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