Thursday, November 26, 2015


  • Local |Government, Politics | November 17, 2015

    Commissioners weighing tax relief for fire-damaged home

    A Pottawatomie County woman whose home was substantially damaged by fire last year is seeking relief from 2015 property taxes and a rebate of 2014 taxes on the home. Vicki Bell told county commissioners Monday her home in Duluth sustained substantial fire damage April 29, 2014, and “it’s

  • Editorials | November 17, 2015

    This won’t make Kansas safer

    It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has joined about two dozen other governors, all but one of them Republicans, in erecting obstacles to Syrian refugees seeking asylum in their states. Also not surprisingly — and with little justification — Gov. Brownback said

  • Letters | November 17, 2015

    People of all faiths must unite against ISIS terror

    To the Editor: It is time we call the perpetrators of the heinous crimes in Paris, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey and the rest of the world their given name, not the name they choose, and not the religion they claim. No religion claims them. No country

  • Letters | November 17, 2015

    Landlords who think only of profits are misguided

    To the Editor: It’s the old story once again —  landlords who do not want to be regulated. Some even tell the City Commission and us they are not in “business.” They have some strange ideas that may be attributed to ignorance or to

  • Men's Basketball | November 17, 2015

    Wade scores 17 points in Wildcats’ win


    Dean Wade showed why Kansas State was so excited to get him. After Columbia had whittled the score down to 66-61 and the Wildcats needed a boost of energy, the freshman knocked down a 3-pointer on an inbound play to pave the way for K-State

  • Women's Basketball | November 17, 2015

    Deines leads Cats past Abilene Christian


    Megan Deines almost single-handedly erased any upset hopes Abilene Christian may have had after outscoring Kansas State in the first quarter Monday night. The senior transfer began the second quarter with 10 unanswered points to stake K-State to a big early lead and help send the

  • Movies | November 17, 2015

    Cast isn’t given enough to do in ‘Love, the Coopers’


    Remember “Love, Actually,” an English holiday-season movie (with a cast full of names) about a series of vaguely related romances? Well. It’s back. Sort of. In an American version. “Love, the Coopers” is a holiday-season movie (with a cast full of names) about a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    RCPD investigating shooting

    A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand Saturday evening after an altercation with another boy, according to Riley County Police. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 6:07 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. They found a 16-year-old boy

  • Obituaries | November 17, 2015


    James “Jim” Franklin Kientz, 73, of Wamego, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Jim was born on July 28, 1942, to Albert and Clara (King) Kientz in Manhattan. He graduated from Wamego High School in 1960 before

  • Obituaries | November 17, 2015


    Evelyn M. Hughes, 91, of Addison, Illinois, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. The family provided some of the following information. Survivors include her son Roger Hughes (Clara); daughter-in-law, Debi Hughes; four grandchildren, James Hughes III, Katrina Behrens (Scott), Shannon Hughes

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