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  • March 17, 2013

    Competing for grocery sales in a small Kansas town

    How does a locally owned, small town grocery store compete in today’s economy? Here’s a formula: “I want to have the cleanest, friendliest store with good value and the best possible service,” said Michael Braxmeyer, owner of Williams Brothers Supermarket in Atwood. 

  • Editorials | March 17, 2013

    Who paves the county roads?

    It is an interesting and perfectly reasonable debate to have — as was had at Thursday’s Riley County Commission meeting — whether the county itself or private contractors ought to be doing road-paving projects. The county has previously bid such projects out. There is agreement that’

  • Letters | March 17, 2013

    A commissioners makes his choices for commissioner

    To the Editor: The city is headed in the right direction on core services and infrastructure. The mill levy, property taxes and debt are still too high and have gone up the past two years. Elect three commissioners who get the big picture — stable core

  • Letters | March 17, 2013

    Bob Strawn will look out for the community first

    To the Editor: This is an endorsement letter for Bob Strawn. He is a known quality, having served except-ionally well previously on the City Commission and as our mayor.

  • Letters | March 17, 2013

    Jankovich needs to be joined by the experienced

    To the Editor: If Manhattan is to continue to be a first-class city that serves its citizens well by recognizing the importance of an adequate library, we absolutely must return City Commissioner Rich Jankovich to office and elect two non-political, experienced com-missioners to support him.

  • Letters | March 17, 2013

    An ode to John Ball

    To the Editor: In 2013 let’s take a little trip, along with Colonel Ball ‘n’ the folks of Manhattan-ship

  • Letters | March 17, 2013

    Nuss and McCulloh are in the mold of Kirmser and Grosh

    To the Editor: During much of my personal and professional life, I have been surrounded by positive and dynamic role models. I have had the privilege to know women who were smart, community-oriented and forward-thinking.

  • Arts, Leisure | March 17, 2013

    Mummenschanz performance a treat for audience


    Mummenschanz, the noted nonverbal theater company, appeared at Kansas State University as a part of the McCain Performance Series on Tuesday. The performance was part of a North American tour of Mummenschanz’s 40th anniversary show. Perhaps the most difficult thing to do is explain

  • Arts, Leisure | March 17, 2013

    Good plays, with lunch


    One of the un-tapped cultural opportunities in Manhattan is the annual spring semester institution called Lunchbag Theater. Acting and directing students put on one-act plays in K-State’s Purple Masque Theater, in East Memorial Stadium. Admission is free. As the plays begin at noon many

  • Columns | March 17, 2013

    Without farmers, we’d go hungry

    In recent months, farmers and ranchers have been in the spotlight. And, thankfully, it has been a bright and positive one. The Super Bowl included the Dodge Ram commercial featuring Paul Harvey’s voice-over of an FFA speech titled “So God Made a Farmer.” There

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