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  • March 16, 2014

    Better weather increases focus on houseplant fertilizing needs


    The weather is starting to get better for outdoor gardening. This also means that houseplants will start growing and need attention. If it is too cold to go outside, spend a little time with your houseplants before they become forgotten. Plant growth resumes with more

  • Columns | March 15, 2014

    Most of Putin’s critics don’t understand him

    Given the important and visible role Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing at home and abroad, one would expect those who write and speak about him to take the time to learn something about the man.  Instead, some pundits on the right call him

  • Manhattan High School | March 15, 2014

    Indians fall short in 6A 3rd-place game

    WICHITA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team rallied hard in the final minutes against Olathe South, but came up short against the Falcons 56-53 in the consolation game at the Class 6A state basketball tournament Saturday afternoon. The Indians went back and forth with Olathe

  • Manhattan High School | March 14, 2014

    MHS girls fall in state semis

    WICHITA – Facing a tough defensive team in the Maize Eagles, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team lost 42-35 in the Class 6A state semifinals in Wichita Friday afternoon at Koch Arena. The Indians had their chances, especially with Maize knocking down just 4 of 12 free throws

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Mustangs hang on to beat Victoria

    EMPORIA — The Valley Heights girls’ basketball team took a 12-point lead into the final period of Thursday’s Class 1A-Division-I quarterfinal, and seemed to be coasting its way toward an easy win. That win eventually came for the Mustangs, who beat the Victoria Knights, 57-48,

  • March 14, 2014

    Lyons stuns top-seeded Riley County

    HUTCHINSON — After losing in last year’s state tournament opener, this year was supposed to be different for the Riley County girls’ basketball team. Coming in as the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A state tournament at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, the Falcons were expecting

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    St. John routs Washington Co.

    Top-seed St. John-Hudson got 22 points from their 6-foot-8 star Dean Wade as the they remained perfect, dispatching No. 8-seed Washington 69-42 to advance to the state semifinals inside Bramlage Coliseum. Washington County (14-8) — led by 12 points from Kyle McGatlin — kept it close early, playing to

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Plainville 46, Meade 41

    Plainville senior big man Hadley Gillum poured in 20 points and grabbed 23 rebounds as the No. 3-seed Cardinals earned a 46-41 win over perennial state contender No. 6-seed Meade to earn Plainville’s first state win in over 30 years. After dispatching the back-to-back state finalist Buffaloes (20

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Olpe 59, Hillsboro 42

    2A State regular No. 4-seed Olpe rode a hot-shooting night to upend No. 5-seed Hillsboro 59-42 in their state quarterfinal matchup. The Eagles (21-3) shot 23 of 39 from the field and got double-figure scoring from both Beau Krueger (18) and Toby Smith (14) to knock off the Trojans (20

  • Local | March 14, 2014

    Local volunteers show teams, fans hospitality as Manhattan hosts 2A tourney for 25th year

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    Eight 2A boys basketball teams arrived Thursday at Bramlage Coliseum with hopes of advancing in the state tournament. Behind the scenes, volunteers throughout the arena worked to make sure Manhattan’s 25th year hosting the tournament would be as successful as the previous editions. Karen

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