Thursday, November 26, 2015


  • Local |Government, Politics | December 26, 2013

    Commissioners manage to skirt gun carry law

    Four county buildings will be exempt from the Kansas concealed carry law after a Riley County commission action Thursday. Commissioners adopted a resolution that exempts four county structures for a four-year period – the Riley County Courthouse, the Carnegie building, the Riley County office building, and

  • Columns | December 26, 2013

    An evening conversation: Take the day off!

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    If you lived in Great Britain instead of eastern Kansas, you wouldn’t have had to work today. You’d probably like fish and chips, too, and wonder if dour Prince Charles actually will become king. But those are preferences to discuss another time, along

  • Arts, Leisure | December 26, 2013

    Keep the kids busy with ‘Zoofari Tails’


    With the recent snowfall, it did look a lot like Christmas. The cold temps might be keeping the kids indoors on their days off. And as the song goes, “Mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again.” So if your kids are

  • Movies | December 26, 2013

    ‘Hustle’ about a complicated con game it can’t explain


    The 1980 “Abscam” sting led to the arrest of eight and the conviction of seven members of Congress for bribe-taking. The FBI had a couple of phony Arab sheiks offer money to the members of the House of Representatives in return for favors. Folks may think

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2013

    Runaway teen found

    A 17-year-old who left his parent near Walmart in Manhattan Dec. 19 was found by one of his parents Tuesday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was previously looking for Tieler Reeves, a Westmoreland teen who authorities believed ran away from his family. Sheriff Greg Riat

  • Obituaries | December 26, 2013


    Patty Lou Simmer, 80, of Wamego, died on Monday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. Patty was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Paxico. She was the daughter of Henry William and Lydia Elizabeth (Buchmeier) Anderson. She attended schools

  • Football | December 26, 2013

    Mueller grows into leader for Cats

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It came as no shock to Ryan Mueller when he was named the Big 12’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. The same can be said about the four different All-America designations the Kansas State junior has earned the past three weeks. Mueller expects

  • December 26, 2013

    Michigan still unsure at quarterback

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Now three days away from the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner doesn’t appear to be any closer to playing in Saturday’s game against Kansas State. It’s a major blow for the Wolverines, who ended the regular season

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 24, 2013

    Schulz: Fix social media policy

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    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz and a large group of the school’s faculty have fired back at the Kansas Board of Regents’ new policy regarding use of social media. The regents recently gave university presidents the right to suspend, censure or fire anyone –

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 24, 2013

    New wage increases proposed

    WESTMORELAND – A new wage scale being considered by the Pottawatomie County Commission would put county employee compensation more in line with area governmental entities, and replace “step” pay raises with incentive-based increases. The commission discussed the proposal with department heads Monday and asked for their

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