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  • Obituaries | March 12, 2014


    Wanda I. Slagle, age 86, of Manhattan, died Wednesday at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born on July 8, 1927, in Beeler, Kan., and had been a Manhattan resident for 62 years. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral

  • Movies | March 12, 2014

    You’ll shake your head at the dialogue, but you won’t get bored


    Based on the graphic novel “Xerxes” by Frank Miller, “300: Rise of an Empire” is less a sequel to the 2006 film “300” and more an attempt to tell the concurrent story of the Athenian general Themistokles. The story begins with Queen Gorgo (Lena Headley) narrating the victory

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Three arrested after drug probe

    Riley County police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine, marijuana and $3,000 in cash on Tuesday after an investigation into drug distribution. According to a report from Officer Matthew Droge, the RCPD teamed with agents from the Kansas Department of Corrections State Parole Office to search

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Pottawatomie sheriff investigates drug report

    WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a report that some Wamego High students were given marijuana at a school event in Salina. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, the incident took place on March 1, and his office responded to a report from school

  • Obituaries | March 12, 2014


    Glenda Sue (Jobe) Sullins, age 82, died Sunday at the Stormont-Vail Medical Center in Topeka. She was born on August 11, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the daughter of James P. and Estelle (Morrison) Jobe. She was the executive secretary for the Riley County Police Department for many

  • March 12, 2014

    K-State tennis coach Steve Bietau announces retirement

    Kansas State head coach Steve Bietau announced Wednesday that he will be retiring at the end of the season, but will be stepping away from the program effective immediately. “Kansas State University and K-State tennis have been our family’s lifeblood for 30 years, and after

  • Columns |Women's Basketball | March 11, 2014

    Kinder: Firing Patterson could prove a risky gamble for Currie

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    We’ve seen bold and daring before, and in five years time, John Currie has been nothing short of that as Kansas State’s athletic director. Currie was aggressive in overhauling K-State’s fundraising efforts, taking over an athletic department riddled with missteps and turning

  • Editorials | March 11, 2014

    Legislative TV not quite ‘must-see’

    We’re under no illusion that a proposal for live streaming of at least some hearings of the Kansas Legislature will transform that body’s members into outstanding statesmen. Nevertheless, the proposal is worthy of support because it would make the Legislature at least a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 11, 2014

    RCPD reports 73 Fake arrests

    Seventy-three people were arrested during a 35-hour period that revolved around Saturday’s Fake Patty’s Day celebration. The Riley County Police Department released crime statistics for the event on Tuesday. From 7 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Sunday, police from Riley County —

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | March 11, 2014

    County, developer at odds over who should pay for Excel Road inspections

    WESTMORELAND — The improvement of Excel Road north of U.S. Highway 24 in Blue Township hit a bump Monday over a disagreement with developers over the cost of inspections. County counselor John Watt told Pottawatomie County commissioners he had received a call from Rob Eichman of

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