Friday, February 12, 2016


  • Area Schools | March 18, 2014

    All-TVL teams announced

    Valley Heights, which finished second in the Class 1A Division-I state tournament this past weekend,  placed two on the first-team All-TVL team released this week, including Brandi Roepke and Sidney Blackburn. Frankfort’s Ashley Joseph and Arriana Martin both made the second team. On

  • Baseball | March 18, 2014

    Meyer earns Big 12 honor

    Kansas State’s Mitch Meyer was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday, in announcement by the league office. Meyer his .538 (7 of 13) with a double, two home runs and nine RBIs in four games last week. The junior outfielder from Stillwell helped the

  • Baseball | March 18, 2014

    K-State baseball hosts Air Force

    The Wildcat baseball team is hosting Air Force for a two-game series beginning tonight at Tointon Family Stadium. First pitch for K-State’s game with the Mountain West opponent is set for 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Midwest. Wednesday’s game is set for 3 p.

  • Golf | March 18, 2014

    KSU women’s golf in 7th place

    The K-State women’s golf team is in seventh place going into the final round of the BYU Entrada Classic at the par-72, 6,015-yard Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah. Junior Carly Ragains is tied for fourth place overall after two rounds. She

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 17, 2014

    Airport Road project shared

    County commissioners supported the city’s Airport Road project Monday, which will involve Riley County dollars. Rob Ott, public works director for the city, said the reason the county needs to get involved is that approximately 600 feet of the road is in the county’s

  • Local |Business | March 17, 2014

    Historic Ditto-Leach mansion in Wamego sold

    An historic Wamego mansion was sold this weekend to a local resident and his family. Richard Weixelman, vice president of USD 320’s school board, and his family purchased the Ditto-Leach house for $450,000 on Saturday when it was put up for auction. The home at 910 Fifth

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 17, 2014

    City seeks assistant manager

    The city is hunting for a new assistant city manager. Deputy city manager Jason Hilgers said Adam Bentley resigned the assistant’s position a couple of weeks ago. Bentley, who started the position in October 2013, previously served as the administrative assistant to the city manager

  • Neighbors | March 17, 2014

    Soldier and his wife cope with tumor diagnosis

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    Sometimes it can be difficult to describe exactly what it was like to go through a traumatic situation. Lt. Col. Chris and Kristen Danbeck, who have been married for 11 1/2 years, attempted to explain their feelings after doctors discovered Chris had a brain tumor late last

  • Obituaries | March 17, 2014


    Margaret I. Niedfeldt, 90, of Wamego, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Margaret was born Aug. 30, 1923 in rural McCune, the daughter of Floyd Quinter and Hazel Mae (Hartman) Shideler. She attended Cherokee County schools and graduated high school in 1940. She was

  • Editorials | March 17, 2014

    ‘Madness’ begins in St. Louis

    Two weekends of statewide basketball interest in a row! What a treat. Last weekend, of course, high school teams — including a slew of them from our area — competed in state championship tournaments in cities all over the state. Unfortunately, none of the local teams involved

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