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  • Putin: Leader of the conservatives?

    Fun couple of the future: How about Vladimir Putin and Sarah Palin, arm in arm? Ms. Palin once ludicrously claimed that she could “see Russia from her house,” but now it turns out that Mr. Putin has his vulture-like vision .

  • Drowning victim identified

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier is still missing in Milford Lake, where the man drowned Tuesday morning while duck hunting. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, who reportedly was trying to .

  • Of ducks, geese, ‘Happy Holidays’ and Hobby Lobby

    To the Editor: I simply do not understand how the same people who demand free speech rights for Phil Robertson (of the show “Duck Dynasty”) from his employers and those who are in his circle of contact throw a clot .

  • Commissioners manage to skirt gun carry law

    Four county buildings will be exempt from the Kansas concealed carry law after a Riley County commission action Thursday. Commissioners adopted a resolution that exempts four county structures for a four-year period – the Riley County Courthouse, the Carnegie building, the .

  • An evening conversation: Take the day off! Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    If you lived in Great Britain instead of eastern Kansas, you wouldn’t have had to work today. You’d probably like fish and chips, too, and wonder if dour Prince Charles actually will become king. But those are preferences .

  • Keep the kids busy with ‘Zoofari Tails’

    With the recent snowfall, it did look a lot like Christmas. The cold temps might be keeping the kids indoors on their days off. And as the song goes, “Mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again.” .

  • ‘Hustle’ about a complicated con game it can’t explain G.w.clift1

    The 1980 “Abscam” sting led to the arrest of eight and the conviction of seven members of Congress for bribe-taking. The FBI had a couple of phony Arab sheiks offer money to the members of the House of Representatives in return .

  • Runaway teen found

    A 17-year-old who left his parent near Walmart in Manhattan Dec. 19 was found by one of his parents Tuesday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was previously looking for Tieler Reeves, a Westmoreland teen who authorities believed ran away from .


    Patty Lou Simmer, 80, of Wamego, died on Monday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. The family provided some of the following information. Patty was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Paxico. She was the daughter of Henry William and Lydia Elizabeth (.

  • Mueller grows into leader for Cats

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It came as no shock to Ryan Mueller when he was named the Big 12’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. The same can be said about the four different All-America designations the Kansas State junior has earned the .

  • Michigan still unsure at quarterback

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Now three days away from the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner doesn’t appear to be any closer to playing in Saturday’s game against Kansas State. It’s a major blow for the Wolverines, .

  • Schulz: Fix social media policy Schulz, kirk - mug.phatch

    Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz and a large group of the school’s faculty have fired back at the Kansas Board of Regents’ new policy regarding use of social media. The regents recently gave university presidents the right to .


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