• Area Schools | May 25, 2014

    Rock Creek qualifies six for state track

    The Rock Creek track teams competed at the Class 3A regional in Sabetha on Friday, with the boys taking fifth and the girls finishing in sixth. The Mustangs also picked up six state qualifiers in 10 total events. Leading the qualifiers is senior Ryan Schneider, who

  • Gardening | May 25, 2014

    Wildflowers abound at Konza

    As wildflowers bloom on the prairie each spring, the tallgrass prairies of the Kansas Flint Hills region become home to hundreds of native flowers. From 6 to 9 p.m. on June 1, the Konza Prairie Biological Station will offer guided tours along the Butterfly Hill Trail at

  • Area Schools | May 25, 2014

    Wamego qualifies for seven events

    The Wamego track team competed at the Class 4A regional on Friday in Abilene, with the girls’ team taking sixth and the boys finishing ninth. Allison Seufert led girls’ qualifiers after finishing first in the 800 meter. Seufert joined Brooke Ward, Riley Wilson and Tessa Seeberger

  • Gardening | May 25, 2014

    Weather allowing peonies to bloom on time


    One benefit of the weather this spring is that the peonies will be in bloom by Memorial Day. Peonies typically bloom in May and June in Kansas. Like many perennials, there are ones that bloom early, mid-season and late. Planting a mixture of these helps

  • Area Schools | May 24, 2014

    Rock Creek baseball headed to state

    The Rock Creek baseball team beat Rossville 4-2 on Wednesday to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Topeka, played this week at Washburn’s Falley Field. Rock Creek got ahead 4-0 in the sixth inning and Rossville wasn’t able to muster up

  • Court Calendar | May 24, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, May 26, 2014 OFFICE CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 – KSL 9:00 Combs, Michael Sanctions Hrg (11 CR 891 Sexual Exploitation of Child) BCF III 9:00 Cuchy, Channa RE-SENTENCING – Ct. 2 (13 TR 2324 DUI [1st], [TOC]) JWG III 9:00 Decann, Nicholas Status (14 CR 164 Poss MJ, DUI [1st]) KSL III 9:00 Fleury, Kenneth Status (14 Cr 37 Battery)

  • Arts & Leisure | May 24, 2014

    Memorial Day, Nothing Fest, summer reading

    WEDNESDAY Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.     THURSDAY   The Historic Columbian Theatre present “Singing in the Rain,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also June 6-8, June 11 and June 13-15. Directed by Widge Yager. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and

  • Editorials | May 23, 2014

    A few things to feel good about

    We’d like to tip our cap to a few encouraging recent developments, two in Manhattan and one in Topeka: •First, we note with obvious pleasure the expansion at Florence Manufacturing, a Manhattan company that plans to add 100 production jobs. Florence expects to employ more

  • Letters | May 23, 2014

    Veterans’ medical care truly shames our country

    To the Editor: This Memorial Day, let us remember not only the soldiers fallen on the battlefield but those wounded who wait in long, endless lines without help and without hope in various Veterans Administration hospitals. My father was wounded in France in World War

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2014

    KSU names 1st ‘human capital’ VP

    K-State on Thursday announced the selection of Cheryl Johnson as the university’s first-ever vice president of human capital. The move is part of the school’s intiative to “consolidate and integrate” university-wide human resource functions and services offered through the Office of Academic Personnel,

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