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  • Area Schools | December 22, 2013

    Ttoy 59, Blue Valley 58

    At Troy, the Rams put together a furious fourth-quarter rally, outscoring Troy 24-13, but couldn’t quite finish it off. Blue Valley took a small lead to halftime, but was outscored 22-6 in the third quarter to create the deficit. Blue Valley was led by

  • Area Schools | December 22, 2013

    Rock Creek 67, Wabaunsee 29

    At Alma, the Mustangs took a 20-6 lead after the first quarter and led 38-18 at halftime before leading by 40 heading into the fourth quarter. Ryan Schneider led Rock Creek with 18 points, with Nate Berard adding 11. Rock Creek travels to Wamego to open the second

  • Area Schools | December 22, 2013

    Baileyville B&B outlasts Frankfort boys

    FRANKFORT — A solid start, a late third quarter run and a game-high 16 points from Frankfort guard Lucas Adams weren’t enough to overcome two scoring droughts of more than 5 minutes as the Wildcats’ upset bid against the Baileyville B&B Falcons fell short, 36-29. “

  • Manhattan High School | December 22, 2013

    MHS boys move to 4-0 with 66-25 win over Spartans

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    You don’t have to be a basketball expert to know that converting 70 percent of your shots over the course of an entire game leads to good results. The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team did just that Friday night, shooting 28 of 40 from the floor in

  • Manhattan High School | December 22, 2013

    Price scores 23 points to lead Indians past Emporia

    Manhattan High girls’ basketball senior Darby Price has been good this year for the Indians, but through three games, had yet to have a complete game. With 23 points against the Emporia Spartans on Friday, Price was at her best. She finished the night 9 of 12 from

  • Books | December 22, 2013

    Philosopher tries to come to terms with age

    Daniel Klein knows is a student of philosophy. He has a degree in it from Harvard. Though the philosophy of Epicurus is the focus of his book, its pages are generously sprinkled with the thoughts of other philosophers, ancient and contemporary, household names (including Plato,

  • Holidays |Movies | December 22, 2013

    Holiday movies add to enjoyment of the season


    Whether you’re hosting a house full of company or hoping for some welcome time to yourself this holiday season, consider watching one of these endearing but often-overlooked popular films with Christmas or New Year’s Eve themes.  Modern comedies, sublime romances, and forgotten

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 22, 2013

    New country dance team swings into action, two-steps for region

    Several Kansas State University students are two-stepping their way across the region as members of the Swinging Spurs, the dance performance team of the university’s Country Two-Step and Swing Dance Club. The Swinging Spurs perform country two-step, swing dance and more at local, state

  • Obituaries | December 22, 2013


    Jo A. Lauffer, 78, of Topeka, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. She was born March 25, 1935, on the family farm in rural Westmoreland, the daughter of Peter E. and Edith L. (McProud) Macht. She was a 1952 graduate of Wamego Rural High School. She attended Washburn University, where she was

  • Obituaries | December 22, 2013


    Audrey Ann Pfizenmaier, 78, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. She was born Dec. 13, 1935 in Clay County to Ernest and Julia (Marshal) Small. Audrey was raised in Clay County and graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1953.  She married Paul Pfizenmaier

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