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  • Gardening | July 28, 2013

    Keep plants moisturized for healthy fruit, a difficulty in Kansas


    Growing a fruit crop may be the hardest type of gardening. Not only do you have to keep the plants alive year after year, you have to keep them as vigorous as possible to be able to produce fruit. You really can’t skip any

  • Columns | July 28, 2013

    Russian-U.S. relations caught in a trap

    Although difficult periods in relations between two countries may not be the fault of either side, they can lead to a downward spiral. This is what Edward Snowden’s presence in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow has done.  Russian President Vladimir Putin does

  • Local | July 28, 2013

    4H results from the Riley County fair

    Here are the winners from the Riley County Fair as part of the 4H competitions from Friday. Wildlife Division Champion, Wade Stroda, College Hill; Reserve Champion, Katherine Sundgren, Riley Rascals.   Wood Science Division Champion, Erika Graham, Wildcat; Reserve Champion, Nathan Featherstone, Wildcat.   Space

  • Obituaries | July 28, 2013

    Leon Edmunds

    Leon Edmunds, 84, of Manhattan died Friday at Richland Hospital in Richland Center, Wis. He was born March 25, 1929, in Madison, Wis., and had been a longtime Manhattan resident. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 27, 2013

    Drug sweep nabs 17

    Seventeen persons, most of them from Manhattan, were arrested Friday afternoon in what appeared to have been a significant and ongoing drug sweep here. Authorities said in a statement issued Friday evening that additional arrests are expected in what they described as “ongoing investigations into

  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Traits of a skilled leader

    There may have been only one contestant in each division of the Shepherd’s Lead contest, but the lack of competition didn’t stop entrants from putting on a show for the crowd that packed the bleachers in Hurlburt Hall Friday night. The purple ribbon

  • Local | July 27, 2013

    Great goats in the making


    Riley County youngsters who’ve spent the past year polishing their skills with goats got a chance to show those skills off in the Hurlburt Hall show ring Saturday afternoon. Several proved they’d put all that time and effort to good use. Michaela Sievers

  • Local |Business | July 27, 2013

    YML adds two partners

    Douglas P. Meloan and Eric S. Londeen, co-owners of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home added Brian W. Waddington and Shane D. Lohse to the firm. Waddington has been with the firm as a licensed staff member since 2005. He was raised in Belleville, and was previously a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2013

    Car chase leads police through town, ends with woman taken to hospital

    A woman led local and state police on a chase across several area counties Saturday that ended with her being taken to a local hospital. Authorities began their pursuit of the woman, who they had not identified Saturday night, around 2 p.m. Saturday in a

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2013

    Wilbur Buckley

    The Reverend Wilbur D Buckley, 87, of Clay Center died Thursday at his home.

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