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  • Letters | February 04, 2013

    Essay was long on hate but short on the facts

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the rancorous essay on your opinions page on Jan. 30.

  • Manhattan High School | February 04, 2013

    MHS teams hit the road Tuesday

    In a sweep of Topeka High on Friday, both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Manhattan High got important boosts to their confidence. For the boys’ team, Tim Brooks’ squad desperately needed a win after losing three straight, all by nine points or less.

  • Court Calendar | February 04, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Riley County Attorney’s Office MASTER CALENDAR Monday, February 4, 2013 9:00 - BCF 9:00 Brown, Jamie PLEA (12 CR 437 Poss MJ) KSL III 9:00 Castro, Norberto Status (12 CR 357 Dom Batt) JJC III 9:00 Diggs, Melton Arraignment (12 CR 627 Poss MJ to Dist, etc) KSL III 9:00 Harrell, Glenn Status (12 CR 718 Domestic Battery) JJC

  • Local | February 03, 2013

    Hundreds take the plunge for a good cause


    Batman, a prison inmate and a polar bear ran into a cold lake Saturday. It’s kind of an odd grouping, but it was for a good cause: raising money for Special Olympics Kansas. The 6th Polar Plunge occurred at Tuttle Creek State Park with

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 03, 2013

    Differing views on size and role of government drive all issues in Topeka

    Proposals dealing with changing the judiciary or the tax system are important. But to members of the area delegation, the 2013 session of the Kansas Legislature actually amounts to a “great debate” over the broader size and role of government. State Rep. Tom Phillips made that

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2013

    No thicket too dense for county’s champion speller


    He avoided a wolverine and navigated a gondola. When he emerged unscathed from a thicket, Brett Seaton won the championship of the Riley County Spelling Bee Saturday. A fifth grader at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Brett is the son of Jacqi and Ned Seaton. He claimed

  • Local |Education | February 03, 2013

    Students from China come to Manhattan to experience American life and

    With willie.phatch

    With the Super Bowl happening Sunday, it’s only natural for the Markson household to talk about it. “What’s the Super Bowl?” their house guest, William, asked. As the father, Nick Markson, explained the game to William, it illustrated why William was there. William

  • Off The Beat | February 03, 2013

    For the love of the game


    I have a confession: even though I bleed purple, I went to KU for a year. Now before all you K-State fans cry foul, I went for academic reasons, not athletics, because if I went to college on that it would have been a no-brainer:

  • Gardening | February 03, 2013

    Creating your own edible landscape


    Landscaping your yard can be divided up in to areas of use. Uses will likely change over time. When the children were younger, the lawn area was heavily used. It isn’t needed as much and I’ve been reducing its size. Some of the

  • February 03, 2013

    News: family business, first love

    “Extra!  Extra! Read all about it!” That was the cry of the newsboys of yesteryear, when newspapers would put out special editions with breaking news. Today we’ll learn about a Kansan who got his start in the newspaper business in just that way,

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