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  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    Rock Creek stomps No. 1 Council Grove

    TOPEKA — When it comes to preparing for opponents, Rock Creek baseball coach Chad Herren says he would rather concentrate on his own team. That said, the fourth-seeded Mustangs knocked out No. 1 seed Council Grove, 16-3, in a Class 3A state tournament semifinal Friday at Falley

  • Editorials | June 01, 2014

    Sales tax idea sounds OK, but…

    Maybe Manhattan taxpayers will go for a sales tax increase to fund city street maintenance — the idea has its attractions – but we can’t quite shake our misgivings about the idea. For starters, street maintenance, a city responsibility, has traditionally been funded through property taxes.

  • Columns | June 01, 2014

    Kansas political season upon us

    Congress’ public approval rating could hardly get lower, hovering around 10 percent while disapproval numbers top 70 percent. Voters have been in a “throw-the-bums-out” mood for years, yet incumbent re-election rates stay above 90 percent. Primary challenges in other states have been unsuccessful in 2014, and Kansas will probably

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    Aquinas blanks BV SW for 5A baseball title

    St. Thomas Aquinas claimed the Class 5A state baseball title on Friday with a 6-0 win over Blue Valley Southwest at Tointon Family Stadium. Alex Van Pelt pitched a three-hit complete game in a game that lasted less than 90 minutes. Van Pelt forced the Timberwolves

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    3rd-place 5A baseball: Bishop Carroll 5, Seaman 0

    The No. 2-seed Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles met up with the No. 8-seed Seaman Vikings for a third-place game that was never very close. The Golden Eagles scored three runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth inning, while holding the Vikings

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    Bishop Carroll 11, Maize South 0

    Brittany Finney hit two home runs and Morgan Balderas added another as Bishop Carroll eased to an 11-0 win over Maize South in the Class 5A state championship game on Friday at the Twin Oaks Softball Complex. The Golden Eagles jumped on Maize South from

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2014

    3rd-Place 5A Softball game: Seaman 14, Wichita Kapaun 3

    Topeka Seaman overcame an early deficit to pound Kapaun Mt. Carmel in the third-place game at the tournament. The Crusaders jumped ahead 2-0 after the top of the first, but Seaman had it tied by the bottom of the second with runs in each inning.

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    ‘Book of Forgiving’ challenges common convictions

    Written by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his Anglican priest daughter Mpho Tutu, this book is a common sense look at the need for forgiveness in relationships and, more importantly, how to achieve it.  Bishop Tutu was for many years one of the

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    Summer reading program will be full of fizz and boom

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    We’ll be popping and fizzing at the library this summer with our super science summer reading theme: Fizz, Boom, Read! Mad scientists will be on the loose, and we hope all the kids in town will join us. Today is the first official day

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    ‘Secret Six’ a historian’s delight

    Spies, spies, and more spies in the time of revolution. As in the American Civil War, one’s enemy looked like one’s friend or family member. Most spies did not wear uniforms so each group tread lightly in public. Often it was not clear


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