• GABRIEL RAYAS

    Gabriel Richard Rayas, 71, Salina, died July 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 24, 1943, in Kendall, the son of Jess and Dolores (Coronado) Rayas. Gabe was an army veteran serving from 1964 to 1966. He worked in the optical profession .

  • Tips for watering plants Greggeyestone1

    Plants need water to survive, fill fruit and develop flowers for next year. A slow trickle of water to the roots of your plants is ideal. Soaking the root system will make for a healthy and fruitful plant. In general, .

  • State health foundation board appoints local woman

    The Rev. Claudia Bakely, Manhattan resident and Flint Hills district superintendent for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, was appointed to the Kansas Health Foundation board of directors. Bakely practiced nursing for 25 years and then began working .

  • Local RE/MAX gets new associate broker

    Mary Scharfe recently earned her Broker’s license, becoming an associate broker with RE/MAX Manhattan, Realtors. In June, Scharfe received the President’s Club Award from the Manhattan Association of Realtors. She was also awarded the Realtor Spirit Award .

  • How far will Putin push U.S. and Europe?

    I recently reread a 2000 book by a German analyst, Alexander Rahr, titled “Vladimir Putin, the German in the Kremlin.” While I respect the author,  I wondered why I was rereading a book that came out 14 years ago. After all, .

  • Body recovered at Pillsbury Crossing

    A person drowned Saturday evening at Pillsbury Crossing. Emergency personnel recovered the body from the water after about two hours of searching. A Riley County Police Department dispatcher confirmed that at 7:32 p.m., someone reported that a person went under .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, August 4, 2014 9:00 - BCF 9:00 Artis, Michael Status (14 CR 329 DUI, etc) BKD III 9:00 Brandon, Ashley SENTENCING (14 CR 100 Poss DP) KSL III 9:00 Cuchy, Christopher Arraignment (12 CR 666 Burglary, Theft, etc) BRW III 9:00 Dodson, Rickey Status (14 CR 328 Dom Batt, Violation of PO) JJC III 9:00 .

  • 3 new Regents named

    Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday made three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. The new board members will join six other regents in overseeing the state’s public higher institutions: Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, .

  • How can a Wichita candidate run in the 1st District? Bryan whitney.phatch

    How can candidate Bryan Whitney run for the 1st District Congressional seat if he lives in Wichita? Isn’t Wichita in the 4th District?.

  • Advance voting turnout on target

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said advance voting for Tuesday’s primary elections is going smoothly. Turnout so far has been good, he said, despite the fact that only two local primary elections are contested. As of Wednesday night, Vargo .

  • CIA badly overreaches

    We can think of five CIA employees — two lawyers and three individuals involved with information technology — who ought to be fired and perhaps face criminal charges. Also, President Barack Obama ought to consider whether to replace CIA Director John Brennan. .

  • Thanks for helping to make Riley County Fair memorable

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success in 2014. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gath-ering, and this .







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