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  • Local | October 20, 2013

    Rainy weather doesn’t ruin Lee’s annual BBQ

    Barbeque 2.phatch

    Neither rain nor snow was going to stop the Lee School Chicken BBQ. Parents of Lee Elementary School students put on the 61st annual chicken barbecue Friday at the school. Despite the inclement weather, the tradition carried on with gusto as parents cooked chicken all

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 20, 2013

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrates 100 years

    K-State’s oldest fraternity had a 100th anniversary celebration this weekend. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which was founded Jan. 25, 1913, held events Friday and Saturday to welcome back alumni for the celebration. Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Richard Myers and former Kansas State president Milton Eisenhower

  • Local |Business | October 20, 2013

    Post to hold hiring fair

    FORT RILEY — Job seekers in the Manhattan/Junction City region will have the opportunity to attend a fall hiring fair from 2 to 6 pm on October 22 at Riley’s Conference Center on the main post. “This is a golden opportunity for somebody who is looking to

  • Local |Fort Riley | October 20, 2013

    Fort Riley soliders gearing up to train in Africa

    FORT RILEY — Here on the Kansas plains, thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are gearing up for missions in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy to train and advise indigenous forces to tackle emerging terrorist threats and other security risks

  • Local | October 20, 2013

    Miss Kansas comes home to run in 5K at K-State

    Theresa Vail, the reigning Miss Kansas, will be coming back to Manhattan on Sunday to participate in K-State’s Homecoming 5K race. Vail has created a program called The Miss K Fitness Challenge, in which she challenges women to run a race with her once

  • Holidays |Arts & Leisure | October 20, 2013

    Go black and gold for a pretty Halloween display with an edge

    Halloween gives people a chance to try on clothes that would otherwise seem outlandish, over the top or just plain strange. When we wear costumes, anything goes. Glitter? Yes. Rhinestones? Absolutely. Even sexy fishnet stockings are allowed — at least on this one day out of

  • Off The Beat | October 20, 2013

    Cash-ing in in Nashville


      I always thought my wife Joyce was the world’s number 1 Johnny Cash fan. But after being part of the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd visiting Nashville, Tenn.’s new Johnny Cash Museum on a recent Friday, I’m convinced there are plenty of other folks who are

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 20, 2013

    Homecoming: Fall K-State event has changed since 1915

    Kic document 0001-8.phatch

    John Bender coached the K-State football team for only the 1915 season, but that season brought the concept of homecoming and the Wildcats to life. Going into the season, Bender dubbed his team the “Wildcats” because he thought it would represent the scrappy attitude the team

  • Editorials | October 20, 2013

    Obamacare must overcome glitches

    The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been a nightmare for the Obama administration, perhaps inflicting more damage to the health insurance overhaul than are Republicans who loathe it so much they were willing to shut down the government to defund it. We have

  • Letters | October 20, 2013

    Local donations help soldiers compete in D.C.

    To the Editor: October 20 — today — is the kick-off for the annual AUSA convention in Washington, DC. It will begin with a competitive 10-mile run through the streets of Washington. A group of young men and women from Fort Riley and the Big Red One have

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