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  • Obituaries | July 01, 2013

    Louis Hargrave

    Louis E. Hargrave, 82, of Randolph died Sunday at the Blue Valley Senior Living Center in Blue Rapids.

  • Movies | July 01, 2013

    New movie ‘The Heat’ has little to save it


    It’s as if someone had a Buddy Movie script left over from before we all knew about Mel Gibson’s and Danny Glover’s politics. This cop story, titled “The Heat” in that imaginative way that Hollywood has, was given to Paul Feig—who

  • Obituaries | July 01, 2013

    Glen Rogers

    Glen W. Rogers, 85, of Holton died Thursday.

  • General Activities | July 01, 2013

    Park wins third major this season

    Us womens open golf kind.phatch

    The dominant individual athlete of recent years won again Sunday, and as usual, few noticed. That’s the nature of excellence in women’s golf. For Inbee Park, the four-shot victory in the U.S. Women’s Open was her third major championship since late

  • General Activities | July 01, 2013

    Seniors split final games in Missouri

    After dropping their first game on Sunday, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers salvaged a split with a win in Game 2, finishing the weekend in St. Joseph, Mo., with a 3-1 record. Against Next Level baseball in the day’s second game, Manhattan got

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    A relatively uneventful festival

    With lower temperatures and some help from event organizers, Country Stampede went very well from a safety standpoint, officials said Monday. Larry Couchman, the county’s emergency services director, said overall numbers were down from the previous year. Couchman reported that EMS saw around 383 patients,

  • Holidays | June 30, 2013

    Local ordinances and safety tips for a fun Fourth of July

    In April, city commissioners changed a few city ordinances governing fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations. Residents of Manhattan can no longer buy, sell or shoot fireworks commonly known as sky lanterns. These fireworks are small hot-air balloons, typically made of paper, that have a

  • Off The Beat | June 30, 2013

    Traits of an only child


    Recently, when a guy was introducing himself to me, he said his sister was coming down for Stampede this weekend. I asked if he had other siblings. No, just the sister. Cool, I said. I’m an only child. Now there are a couple of

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 30, 2013

    Local entities want to get out from under new law’s terms ... but at what cost?

    A new law that goes into effect Monday requires cities, counties and higher education institutions to permit the concealed carry of weapons inside their buildings unless they specifically seek an exemption from the law. Local bodies affected by the law are exercising their opportunity to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2013

    Clay County attorney critical of Bosch departure

    For the third time in three weeks, District Judge John Bosch set aside a plea agreement Thursday, this time handing a more lenient sentence to a man accused of starting a fire at a construction site in the summer of 2012. The case is out of

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