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  • Riley County routs Minneapolis in district contest

    Riley County didn’t waste much time with the ball Friday night. The Falcons recorded five drives in the first half — all touchdowns. In the second half? All touchdowns, save for one punt. The dominating effort was reciprocated by Riley .

  • Rock Creek’s rally falls short, Mustangs lose to Smoky Valley

    Despite one-point leads at two points in Friday night’s game, Rock Creek couldn’t finish, losing to Smoky Valley, 36-29. Smoky Valley opened the scoring with a 19-yard run by Kyle Anderson. Anderson had another touchdown, a 4-yard run .

  • Making points: U.S. House hopefuls talk taxes, Obamacare and more

    The race for Kansas’ 1st district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has come down to Republican candidate Roger Marshall of Great Bend and independent candidate Alan LaPolice of Clyde. Marshall is an obstetrician who has practiced in .

  • Challenger, incumbent see need for changes

    The Kansas House 66th District race will in part reflect a decision between stability or shaking things up. Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, will face off against Stan Hoerman, Republican from Manhattan. Carlin, who assumed office in 2003,saidshe’sproudofher14years of .

  • Statehouse candidates dig into state revenue issues

    For the seat in the Kansas House’s 51st District, Democrat Adrienne Olejnik, a librarian and former financial certified fraud examiner from Rossville, is challenging incumbent Republican Ron Highland, a retired veterinarian from Wamego. Highland has held the seat since .

  • Commission candidates mull particulars of county operations

    Democrat Levi Smith is running for the Riley County District 3 seat against incumbent Ron Wells, a Republican. Smith, 24, earned his master’s in communications from K-State earlier this year. His campaign is based on trying new things that will make .

  • Couple diversifies farm to provide perfect pumpkin

    The perfect pumpkin. That’s the objective of a young farm entrepreneur whose interest in a pumpkin seedling 4-H project has grown into a business of its own. Brett Pfizenmaier and his brother Eric are owner-operators of the Pfizenmaier Pumpkin .

  • Club news

    American Association of University Women The October meeting of the Manhattan Branch of AAUW featured Kansas Rep. Sydney Carlin, District 66 and Rep. Tom Phillips, District 67. Each speaker spoke about legislative issues in national and local elections impacting women. Specifically, they .

  • Big 12 decisions will affect Manhattan

    Pay attention to Dallas tomorrow. It’s not that you can really do anything about this, but there are decisions about to be made there that could have a major effect on our city’s future. Dallas is where the .

  • Colombia tries to salvage lost peace deal

    It is not often that a country goes through decades of civil war and then votes not to accept a carefully worked out peace agreement. Yet it happened in Colombia, which had been riven for 52 years by a civil war. .

  • K-State announces summer graduates

    More than 600 students completed degree requirements from KState this summer. The graduates hail from 60 Kansas counties, 40 states and 28 countries. Degrees earned include 343 bachelor’s degrees, 193 master’s degrees, 62 doctorates and three associate degrees. Several students earned multiple degrees. Eighteen students .

  • Flint Hills superlatives

    I arrived in Kansas last summer with very little idea of where I was or what I was doing. I still don’t always know what I’m doing, but I have built up a stockpile of knowledge about northeast .


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