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  • Real-life Iron Man Bauman-cut

    Let me tell you about one of my many heroes. No, I’m not going to name an X-Man or Star Wars character this time (that’s the next column, most likely). Still though, this hero is amazingly similar to .

  • Interim assistant dean for diversity selected

    Kimathi I.A. Choma will serve as the interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention for the College of Arts & Sciences at Kansas State University. “We are very excited to have someone like Kimathi joining our team in .

  • JACOB WHITE

    Jacob “Jake” A. (Wilcox) White, 23, of Marysville, formerly of Blue Rapids, died May 23, 2014, in a one vehicle accident. Jacob is the son of Angie White of Waterville and Bill Wilcox of Blue Rapids. He graduated from Valley Heights High School .

  • WANDA JOHNSON

    Wanda Mae (Thorn dyke) Johnson, 78, died in the Good Shepherd Hospice House on May 28, 2014, in the presence of her husband and children. She was born in Pontiac, Ill., on Feb. 26, 1936, the daughter of John Joseph and Hilda Florence (Freiden) Thorndyke. .

  • LES WALLACE

    Les Wallace, 68, of Manhattan, died May 31, 2014, at The Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born August 15, 1945, in Winfield. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave..

  • Wellsville edges Rock Creek in 3A title game

    TOPEKA — To be certain, the Rock Creek baseball team donned their rally caps sometime in the top of the seventh inning during Friday night’s Class 3A state championship game with Wellsville at Falley Field. Appearing in their first state .

  • Valley Heights girls take team title

    WICHITA — A season ago, Valley Heights finished as state runners-up with just two athletes competing at the state meet. This year, the Mustangs recruited a third member and took home the team title in Class 1A at the state track .

  • Rock Creek stomps No. 1 Council Grove

    TOPEKA — When it comes to preparing for opponents, Rock Creek baseball coach Chad Herren says he would rather concentrate on his own team. That said, the fourth-seeded Mustangs knocked out No. 1 seed Council Grove, 16-3, in a Class 3A state .

  • Sales tax idea sounds OK, but…

    Maybe Manhattan taxpayers will go for a sales tax increase to fund city street maintenance — the idea has its attractions – but we can’t quite shake our misgivings about the idea. For starters, street maintenance, a city responsibility, has traditionally .

  • Kansas political season upon us

    Congress’ public approval rating could hardly get lower, hovering around 10 percent while disapproval numbers top 70 percent. Voters have been in a “throw-the-bums-out” mood for years, yet incumbent re-election rates stay above 90 percent. Primary challenges in other states have been unsuccessful .

  • Aquinas blanks BV SW for 5A baseball title

    St. Thomas Aquinas claimed the Class 5A state baseball title on Friday with a 6-0 win over Blue Valley Southwest at Tointon Family Stadium. Alex Van Pelt pitched a three-hit complete game in a game that lasted less than 90 minutes. .

  • 3rd-place 5A baseball: Bishop Carroll 5, Seaman 0

    The No. 2-seed Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles met up with the No. 8-seed Seaman Vikings for a third-place game that was never very close. The Golden Eagles scored three runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth .







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