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  • Baseball | April 15, 2013

    Davis leads K-State with toughness

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    On the chilly ocean waters off the coast of Alaska, commercial fishing is a popular, and deadly career field. And it’s also what made Jon Davis such a tough individual. These days, you can find Davis playing in the outfield for Kansas State, wearing

  • Area Schools | April 15, 2013

    Rock Creek softball battles with Osage City

    The Rock Creek softball team split with the Osage City Indians Friday night, winning the first game 11-8 and losing the nightcap 12-11 in eight innings. The Mustangs outlasted Osage City in a high-scoring affair in Game 1. Rock Creek’s hitters combined for 25 hits, including

  • General Activities | April 15, 2013

    Midwest Yankees win tournament

    The 13-and-under Midwest Yankees won their season-opening tournament in Salina this past weekend at the 8th annual Salina Slugfest. The Yankees beat the McPherson Jr. Pups 12-2, and the Salina Irish 14-0 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Yankees defeated the Salina Diamond Backs 5-1 in

  • Area Schools | April 15, 2013

    FHSC Earthquakes take first

    The 12-and-under Flint Hills Soccer Club Earthquakes won the Kansas City Champions Cup Tournament this past weekend. They went 2-0-1 in pool play. The Earthquakes tied their first game against the Columbia, (Ill.) Panthers 2-2. They then beat the Altoona (Iowa) AYSA Flamengo 8-1

  • General Activities | April 15, 2013

    Optimist Bullets are Council Grove Champs

    The Optimist Bullets 12-and-under fastpitch softball team opened its season by going 4-0 in the USSSA “Break Out the Bats” tournament in Council Grove this past weekend. The Bullets won the championship by scoring 56 runs and allowing only four defensive runs on the day. In

  • Columns | April 14, 2013

    Progress against sexual assault

    Over the past 20 years, the percentage of victims of rape and sexual assault who reported the assault to the police has increased from 28.8 percent in 1993 to 50 percent today. This is both an indication of how far we’ve come and a reminder of how far

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2013

    Being mayor and running a firm leaves little time for the firm

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    Tuesday will be the last day Mayor Loren Pepperd serves the city…not because he lost the election, but by choice. Pepperd chose not to run for re-election because the time commitment involved as mayor has hurt his business. He decided the best thing to

  • Local | April 14, 2013

    Customers just flock to his farm

    Jeff Ebert has a strong belief in sheep as an important part of the livestock industry, and one that has potential for growth. “There has been profitability in sheep production, and I expect it to continue, because we offer such a quality, nutritious product for

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | April 14, 2013

    Manhattan, Salina groups planning China visit

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with its counterpart organization in Salina to promote an unusual trip to China this October. The trip, from Oct. 20 to 28, is designed to provide Chamber members and the general public an opportunity to learn about the

  • Local | April 14, 2013

    Everything but tulips at the festival


    Wamego’s 26th annual Tulip Festival will wrap up Sunday after a weekend with more than 180 vendors and great weather. “Our footprint has gotten bigger by moving parts of the festival to the downtown area; the local businesses are benefiting from that decision,” said event

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