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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    Amendment approved for auditorium leaves parks and rec in limbo

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment to the design contract for renovation of Peace Memorial Auditorium, while leaving a proposed move for Parks and Recreation offices in limbo. In the process, the commission added $39,650 in consulting fees for studying alternatives sparked by the auditorium

  • Columns | October 16, 2013

    An evening conversation: He bowls overhand

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Surely most of you watch football on TV. Wildcats? Big 12? Chiefs? Well, the most spectacular performer of the past few seasons hasn’t been wearing a helmet. In fact, he’s not even on the field. If you’re REALLY a sports junkie, you’ve

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 16, 2013

    City approves pool passes, rates

    City commissioners Tuesday directed Parks and Recreation officials to create season pool passes. They also decided to use surplus taxes — already approved by voters — for pool maintenance and renovations. Commissioners also gave officials the green light on recommended rates for the 2015 swim season. Current daily

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 16, 2013

    Physical standards for police could change

    Local police officers’ job descriptions could soon become more specific concerning physical requirements. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen and members of the Riley County Law Board discussed the issue at Tuesday’s meeting. Schoen said adding physical requirements to job descriptions for current

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2013

    Wolff: Middle-class decline started in 1973


    Edward Wolff, New York University economist, spoke Tuesday about the “sad, disturbing and outrageous” story of middle-class decline in America. Wolff spoke at Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union as a part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series. Douglas was a distinguished professor of

  • Local |Education | October 16, 2013

    Board to discuss test scores

    The USD 383 school board will hear about how students performed on assessment tests at 6:30 pm Wednesday at Robinson Education Center. The board will also consider a proposal to make some alterations to the district’s facility use fees.

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 16, 2013

    42 bands to perform at Central States Marching Festival

    Take a bye, football. It’s a day just for bands as Kansas State University hosts the 27th Central States Marching Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The university’s Central States Marching Festival has grown into the premier marching band festival

  • Obituaries | October 16, 2013


    Anton Louis Ptacek, Jr, 92, of Lenexa, died Monday at the Saint Luke’s Hospice House. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m.Thursday at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, where friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the

  • Obituaries | October 16, 2013


    Janette Schnell, age 72, of Acorn, Arkansas, died Saturday at her home.  She was born on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1940 to Herbert Edward Sr. and Anna Lou Golden Aleshire in Athens, Ark. The family provided some of the following information. Janette was a kind, gentle person who

  • Movies | October 16, 2013

    ‘Machete Kills’  amusing, colorful when the talking doesn’t interfere


    Robert Rodriguez is one of the 10 best movie directors working. Period. This is not to say that his films—“El Mariachi,” “From Dawn to Dusk,” the four “Spy Kids” movies, “Sin City,” the successful half of “Grindhouse,” “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” and the

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