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  • Editorials | August 30, 2013

    Players, NFL strike important deal

    Perhaps retired pro football players would have fared better if they’d held out longer, and perhaps they would have squandered valuable time and money. As it is, the settlement announced Thursday in a dispute between the players and the National Football League over debilitating

  • Local | August 29, 2013

    Cleo turns her final page at bookstore

    Last weekend saw the death of a longtime Aggieville figure: a tortoiseshell-colored cat named Cleo. The faithful companion who lived at The Dusty Bookshelf, 700 N. Manhattan Ave., spent 21 years among the books and left a lasting impression on the people she met in the store.

  • Local |Business | August 29, 2013

    August sales taxes down after big rise in July

    August sales tax receipts reversed a July boomlet and resumed a pattern of retreat that has generally held through 2013. Data made public by city officials Thursday showed that the city received $848,704 in sales tax receipts during the month, about $30,000 less than was received during the

  • Local |Kansas State University |Fort Riley | August 29, 2013

    K-State, Fort Riley renew partnership at ceremony

    Kansas State University and Fort Riley renewed their military-to-university community partnership at a signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon on the K-State campus. K-State president Kirk Schulz and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, signed a document reinforcing the

  • Local | August 29, 2013

    First night includes appearances by Bill, Willie

    The first night of Purple Power Play on Poyntz, a community-wide kick-off to the football season, commenced Wednesday with a slightly different name and location. This year, the event is known as Purple Power Play in the Park because of the need to relocate it

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    County ponders new fire station

    The Riley County Rural Fire Department is on its way to adding another fire station in the rural parts of the county. The new station is being created to serve areas north of the city previously served by the Tatarrax substation prior to that area’

  • Movies | August 29, 2013

    ‘You’re Next’ makes the most out of classic movie form


    Adam Wingard is a big, tall kid who made a movie using forest settings near Columbia, Mo. The name of the movie is “You’re Next,” and it is a pretty good use of the classic mad slasher movie form that we know from long

  • Local | August 29, 2013

    OZtoberFest guests include Baum descendants, memorabilia collector and Oz books author

    The 2013 Organizing Committee of OZtoberFest today announced its lineup of special guests for the Wamego festival September 27 to 29. Heading the package are two great-grandsons of L. Frank Baum, and 13 other full-length timeless Oz fantasies for children. This is the Ninth Annual OZtoberFest in the Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 29, 2013

    State fair to host K-State Day

    The 2013 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson will have a decidedly purple hue with the first Sunday of the fair designated as K-State Day. The university will be recognized as the official sponsor on Sept. 8 as the fair celebrates its 100th birthday. Special outdoor exhibits will

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 29, 2013

    Alma man to run as Libertarian in governor race

    An Alma man said Thursday he will seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor in 2014. Keen A. Umbehr filed his candidacy with the Kansas Secretary of State. In doing so, Umbehr said his top priorities would be accountability and transparency at all levels of

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