Saturday, February 13, 2016


  • Area Schools | October 13, 2013

    Baileyville B&B routs Frankfort 54-6

    In Frankfort, the Wildcats (1-4) struggled against Baileyville (5-1), trailing 38-6 after one quarter en route to a 54-6 loss. Jake Rose scored the lone touchdown for Frankfort on a 15-yard run. Baileyville outgained Frankfort 292-114 offensively and did most of its damage through the

  • Area Schools | October 13, 2013

    Blue Valley falls against St. Johns-Tipton

    In Beloit, Blue Valley dropped its first game of the year against St Johns-Tipton (6-0) in a game that was called near the end of the third quarter. Blue Valley trailed 42-8 at halftime and ended the night with just 167 yards of offense. Marshall Carey

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    ‘Notebook’ author tells of another love for the ages

    Die-hard Nicholas Sparks fans like myself will not be disappointed in this latest novel from the popular North Carolina writer.  Set in the area around Greensboro and Winston-Salem, this book tells two parallel and independent stories, which only come together in a surprising way very

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Model murder for ‘Potter’ author

    The Cuckoo’s Calling is a murder mystery by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Rowling, of course, is most famous for the “Harry Potter” series. The protagonist in her new book is Cormoran Strike, a London private detective who is a British Army

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Carrying on a legendary legacy

    Spenser (his first name remains unknown), the Boston private investigator created by novelist Robert Parker back in 1973, remains that author’s best-known character. Parker, who actually wrote his doctoral dissertation on Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler, was considered to be the archetype of modern detective

  • Books | October 13, 2013

    Top Ten gives teens suggestions to start reading


    Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the Teens’ Top Ten is a teens’ choice list where teens nominate their favorite books from the previous year. Nominations are posted in April, and teens ages 12 to 18 can vote on their favorite titles. The winning

  • October 13, 2013

    K-State inducts 11 into Athletics Hall of Fame

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    Steve Henson still remembers how much Kansas State meant to him before he ever played for the Wildcats. When he was a teenager, he also wanted to make the 2-hour trip from McPherson to Manhattan to watch the football and basketball teams play on Saturdays.

  • Local |Agriculture | October 13, 2013

    Man achieves rare turkey hunting feat

    There are six subspecies of wild turkeys in the world. Four of those are found in the U.S. and two are found only in Mexico. For a turkey hunter, an ultimate goal is to bag one bird from each subspecies. In the turkey hunting

  • Arts & Leisure | October 13, 2013

    Pumpkin patches, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and more

    TODAY A & H Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Featuring a special visit from Yard Art Classic Car Club and Riley County Humane Society from 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit 1374 Collins Lane, just a mile south of

  • Gardening | October 13, 2013

    Soil testing improves plant health


    Plants require light, water and nutrients to grow. Light is a given, where as water and nutrients can be added. A general rule for water is an inch a week for the majority of plants. There is no general rule for fertilizing plants. Plants and

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