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  • 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

    Loren pepperd.phatch

    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

  • Baseball | April 14, 2013

    K-State evens series with Hawkeyes

    Staff reports IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Kansas State baseball team plated nine runs in the first five innings and pounded out seven extra-base hits en route to an 11-4 victory over Iowa Saturday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. The Wildcats, who collected their second-most hits

  • Manhattan High School | April 14, 2013

    Shawnee Heights sweeps Indians


    The Manhattan High baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader Friday, falling at home to Shawnee Heights 12-0 and 5-2 at Norvell Field. The Indians were run-ruled in the first game — the game being called after five innings. “Shawnee Heights has always had a

  • Manhattan High School | April 14, 2013

    Distance runners carry Indians to dominant wins


    n track, like any sport, most teams have strengths and weaknesses. For the Manhattan High track team, distance races have become a major strength for both the girls’ and boys’ squads. Alaina Schroeder swept the girls’ mile and two-mile, while Chris Melgares did the same

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