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  • Party affiliation law to take effect July 1

    The effective date for a new law preventing people from changing their party affiliation is creating some confusion. A law passed this year by the Kansas Legislature prohibits members of political parties from switching parties during the period between the .

  • Show your colors on Flag Day

    If you’re free tomorrow morning and feel even remotely patriotic, you might drop by City Hall. In a brief ceremony at 9 a.m., citizens — maybe a few, maybe quite a few – will participate in a brief ceremonial raising of .

  • Women voters can force change

    This could become the year of the woman voter in Kansas. First, here is some data to “frame” the issue: There are 1,084,000 women 18 or older in Kansas, according to 2012 U.S. Census estimates. Of Kansas women 25 or older, 650,000 have associate’.

  • Nutritionist offers advice on vitamins, supplements

    Before taking a daily vitamin or dietary supplement, you might want to think about what you’re really consuming, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist. “Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration like other drugs are .

  • Linear Trail reopens

    The Linear Trail area closed last week opened again Thursday. The trail portion from the Midwest Concrete entrance at 701 S. Fourth to the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1201 Levee Drive had been closed since June 5. Eddie Eastes, Parks and Recreation director, .

  • Is the ‘diverging diamond’ interchange still happening? Interchange.phatch

    Q: Is the city still planning to create some kind of a diamond thing at the intersection of Seth Child Road and Fort Riley Boulevard? If so, when will it happen and how long will construction slow up traffic?.

  • Abilene troupe offers fine performance of great musical G.w.clift1

    Roger Miller’s musical “Big River” is a hoot. And Abilene’s Great Plains Theater has opened its twentieth (!) season with a fine, happy production of the show. The story comes from Mark Twain’s greatest novel, “The Adventures of .

  • Manko Jrs split with Kansas Senators

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers earned a split on the road against the Kansas Senators Thursday night in Topeka, after rain took away the team’s lone scheduled home games on Tuesday and forced a change in venue. .

  • Indians land 6 on all-league soccer team

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team landed six on the Centennial League all-league teams to end the season, led by two first-team selections. Par McNair at midfielder and Ally Taylor at defender were each named to the all-Centennial first team, .


    Shirley Bletscher, 82, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Clay Center, the daughter of Wayne and Naomi (Yocum) Dunable. Shirley grew up in Clay Center.  She married Merton Bletscher on March 10, 1971, and .

  • K-State’s Field takes 6th at NCAA meet

    EUGENE, Ore. — The Kansas State track and field team continued its start to the NCAA Division-I Outdoor Track and Field Championships with another batch of notable performances in day-two action. Along with a first-team All-America showing by Devin Field in .

  • K-State’s Weldon qualifies for U.S. Public Links

    Kansas State men’s golf senior-to-be Kyle Weldon will compete in his second straight U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship after winning a qualifying event, Monday and Tuesday, at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. After going wire-to-wire to win .


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