• Clay Center 54, Wamego 45

    At Clay Center, the Red Raiders were outscored by seven points in both the second and third quarters to create a deficit they could not overcome in the fourth quarter against the Tigers. Lanie Page led Wamego with 18 points, with .

  • Sex-ed no threat to parents’ rights

    The opt-in, opt-out debate over enrollment in sex education resurfaced Tuesday in the Kansas Legislature. It provided another opportunity for parents to worry aloud — and generally needlessly — about what their children might learn about sex, and it provided another opportunity .

  • Obama’s challenge is one that we can all take to heart

    To the Editor: President Barack Obama’s recent comment on terrorism during the National Prayer Breakfast has drawn considerable attention in the media. It has also stimulated a polarizing debate. Here is the statement drawing the attention: “And lest we .

  • Brownback’s antics call to mind a blast from the past

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback’s arrogant political antics remind me of comedian Pat Paulsen’s politi-cal slogan while running for president in the 1970s: “I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours!”.

  • Fugitive nabbed in JC

    With the help of tips submitted by people in the Junction City area, the Junction City Police Department caught a missing fugitive. Arthur Van Tassel, 29, was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant .


    Joe Ellis, 82, of Leonardville and formerly of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Leonardville Nursing Home. His family provided some of the following information. Joe was born on June 22, 1932, in Seligman, Mo., to Jeff and Mary Ellen Ellis. On May 7, 1950, he .


    M. Dean Goff, 87, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, from complications of cancer. His family provided some of the following information. Dean was born on Sept. 6, 1927, in Manhattan, the first son of Marvin Albert and .

  • Ostermann’s big quarter leads Tribe Mhs30.phatch

    There have been times this season when transfer Robbie Ostermann has struggled to adjust to a new school and life in Kansas. Tuesday night, he looked comfortable. The junior scored a career-high 17 points — 14 of which came in the game-turning third .


    Alma Ruth Rowlands 96, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. Her family provided some of the following information. She was born Alma Ruth Crippen, Feb. 28, 1917, to Clarance and Annie (Mitchell) Crippen in Rago. A foster child at 18 months, Alma .


    Charles W.  Sanders, 79, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Earlene Howard Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 31, 1935. Charles served his country in three branches of the U.S. .


    Margie Ann (Collins) Young, 83, of Eudora and formerly a longtime resident of Lawrence, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Her family provided some of the following information. Margie was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Junction City, the daughter of Kenneth Brice .

  • Blackman selected to enter hall of fame Rb headshot.phatch

    Former Kansas State All-American Rolando Blackman was among eight individuals announced Tuesday to the 10th class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Blackman, a two-time First-Team All-American from 1977-81, is joined in the 2015 Hall of Fame class with .


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