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  • County has lack of foster homes

    Riley County only has enough foster homes for about one-third of children who need care. According to St. Francis Community Services,which is contracted by the state to place foster children locally, there are 71 children from Riley County in foster .

  • What does ‘JD’ stand for on Snyder’s hat? 092714 fbc cbronson124.phatch

    Q: I’ve seen the initials “JD” on the caps worn by Bill Snyder and some of the assistant football coaches this season. What does that stand for? A: I’m tempted to say: “Jack Daniels,” in the name of .

  • Wamego commission approves $45K for bandstand renovation

    Organizers hope a project to renovate the bandstand in Wamego City Park is completed by this spring. The Wamego City Commission recently approved spending up to $45,000 for the project. The Wamego Community Foundation is also taking donations, raising $9,100 so far. .

  • Lights, shopping, giving — holidays

    It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and as good a time as any to pause before the frenzy resumes. We hope the crowds who Thursday evening formed the first wave of the Black Friday storm found what they were looking .

  • Saturday — and every day — shop in locally-owned stores

    To the Editor: This holiday season, as big, out-of-town retailers continue to ask you to chase discounts on cheaply manufactured products, we would like to invite you and our whole community to experience the better total values offered by our .

  • Couple’s kindness saved me a great deal of trouble

    To the Editor: Last Saturday a young couple knocked on my door in order to return my lost wallet. I had not even missed it, although it turned out I had left it on the Starbucks counter at Dillons East .

  • College of Vet Med hosts world symposium in China

    A mutual interest in improving animal health and veterinary education is helping the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine bring new global partners together in China. The college’s U.S.-China Center for Animal Health partnered with the .

  • Be cautious of data breaches

    If you’re worried about a data breach when making those holiday purchases, there isn’t much you can do, according to a cybersecurity expert from Kansas State University. “In general, when you’re looking at the compromises we’ve .

  • BARBARA J. COONROD

    Barbara Jane (Stephens) Coonrod, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 7, 1920, in Salina, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Southworth) Stephens.  Barbara was the youngest of 10 children.  She graduated .

  • EDITH M. PICKETT

    Edith Marie Pickett, 96, of Manhattan, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2014, at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born on Sept. 2, 1918, in Clay Center, and was a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by .

  • Poinsettia sale benefits Kansas State Gardens

    The annual Kansas State University Gardens poinsettia sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, will not only brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season, but also support student worker assistants and other operations at the gardens. The .

  • Cats looking to get run game fixed Josh mug color

    If Cody Whitehair could identify where things went wrong in the running game this season, it might surprise most. The Kansas State left tackle said things started to shift against Oklahoma this season, a game in which the Wildcats went .





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