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  • Editorials | November 21, 2013

    A touch of winter

    We’ve had overnight temperatures in the teens a time or two this fall, and we’ve had enough wind to blow leaves not just from trees but up, down and across streets all over town. Until this week, however, our forecasts haven’t included

  • Columns | November 21, 2013

    An evening conversation: Brrrrrr…

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    A few years ago, I was approached by a headhunter. Instead of asking me about a particular open position, however, this gentleman opened our conversation with a rather startling question. “What would be your dream job?” he said. The funny thing is that I’ve

  • Letters | November 21, 2013

    Something is terribly wrong in our country

    To the Editor: Since one of the more recent public shootings, the media propaganda frenzy has concentrated on what they term conspiracy theories about one-world government. They intimate that you’re a conspiracy theorist and a kook if you believe the United Nations should be

  • Letters | November 21, 2013

    Why hasn’t FDA warned public about diet pill drug?

    To the Editor: I am calling for the resignation of the director of the Food and Drug Administration. Why? Because he is “mum on new drug in diet pills,” as per a story on the front page of USA Today on Tuesday, Nov. 19. According to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 21, 2013

    Police release photo of armed robber

    1121 suspect photo.phatch

    Riley County police released a description Wednesday afternoon of the man who robbed a Dara’s Fast Lane at 1816 Claflin Road early that morning. The robber is described as being a slender white male,  5 feet, 7 inches tall. The man was wearing a black or

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 21, 2013

    Twenty-three students named libraries ambassadors

    Twenty-three Kansas State University students form the inaugural group of K-State Libraries ambassadors. Representing a wide diversity of majors from both undergraduate and graduate programs, these students will serve two-year terms as advocates and representatives for K-State Libraries at social, cultural and fundraising activities. Ambassadors

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | November 21, 2013

    Amaryllis plants added to KSU sale

    Regal amaryllis plants have been added to the annual Kansas State University poinsettia sale to brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season. The fundraising sale is organized by the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens and students majoring in horticulture, said coordinator Marti

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 21, 2013

    Commissioners talk word choice

    The Riley County Commissioners spent several minutes of their meeting Thursday fighting over an important issue: one word. The word comes from an article in the draft of Public Building Commission bylaws. Commissioner Bob Boyd pushed to change the word “may” to “shall,” solidifying the

  • Obituaries | November 21, 2013


    Elizabeth Ann Reed, 71, of Riley, died Wednesday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on June 2, 1942, in Rolla, Mo., the daughter of Robert Joseph and Anna Mae (Fleming) Keller. She was married on

  • Editorials | November 21, 2013

    Unanimous vote gratifying

    We’re delighted that the Manhattan City Commission has finally approved expansion of the Manhattan Public Library and that the vote Tuesday was unanimous. City Commissioner Wynn Butler, more concerned about the project’s potential impact on city debt than of the expansion itself, had

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