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  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | November 08, 2013

    Local students have soldiers covered with sock benefit


    Things got a little crazy Friday at Bergman Elementary — but for a good cause. The school’s Crazy Socks Day brought out all of the colorful, striped, polka dot and superhero socks imaginable. Friday represented the kickoff of the Socks for Soldiers drive, which the

  • Columns |Manhattan High School | November 08, 2013

    Guggisberg: Kansas high school football playoff system needs work


    When it comes to KSHSAA’s district and playoff system for football, there’s a lot to dislike. Each team is placed in a four-team district dictated mostly by geography, making some teams travel great distances while others play teams in their own backyard. But

  • Columns | November 08, 2013

    An evening conversation: Good sport

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    During the few years I lived in Europe, the locals routinely asked about everyday life in America. There were dozens of questions, of course, but two subjects came up all the time. From their view across an ocean, these seemed to be the strangest things

  • Local | November 08, 2013

    Manhattan native sings at Carnegie Hall

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    Manhattan native Bridget Everett never expected to perform at Carnegie Hall. In contrast to the classical acts that tend to grace the venerable Carnegie stage, Everett’s career had always veered toward the low-brow. Her long-running one-woman show at a downtown bar in the Big

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 08, 2013

    Pawnee to help inmate rehab

    Director Shelly Williams told the county commission Thursday that Riley County Community Corrections will be partnering with Pawnee Mental Health Services to provide mental health treatment to some of corrections’ clients. The agreement between the two organizations will provide a full-time care coordinator to offenders

  • Arts & Leisure | November 08, 2013

    Youth ensembles to present concerts

    TOPEKA—-The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will present their fall concerts at 3 pm Sunday, November 17, at Washburn University’s White Concert Hall. Three youth ensembles will perform: Debut Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Sandquist; Youth Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Rich Voth; and Youth Orchestra, conducted by

  • Arts & Leisure | November 08, 2013

    Rumble starts for Country Stampede

    The rumble has started as the Kicker Country Stampede gears up for another year of music. Headliners Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be joined by newcomers Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham and Tyler Farr.  Award-winning country star Joe Diffie,

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 08, 2013

    KSU test detects dog virus earlier

    A new test developed at the Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory is leading to earlier detection of a severe —- and potentially fatal — virus that affects dogs, especially puppies. Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious worldwide disease that involves both domestic and wild canines. It

  • November 08, 2013


    Dorothy Margurettee Decker, 86, of Manhattan, formerly Tucson, Arizona, died Wednesday, while in the company of family members, at Manhattan Homestead Assisted Living. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born in LaJunta, Colo., on Jan. 10, 1927. She was the daughter of the late

  • November 08, 2013

    Officials talk about public hunting areas near Tuttle Creek

    Hunting season for upland birds begins Saturday (and ends Jan. 31), so pheasant and quail hunters will be out in droves this weekend. Many choose to get permission to hunt on private land, but there are also some public hunting spots. Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area includes

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