Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    New HS principal at Riley County

    Antoinette Root has been named Riley County High School principal by USD 378 Supt. Brad Starnes. Root’s selection was announced Tuesday. She will come to the school from 10 years as the transition coordinator and teacher for Reno County Youth Services and Hutchinson High School. She

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    Board to vote on stadium contractor

    The USD 383 school board will vote for a new site work company for the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. At its March 27 meeting, the school board approved the Bishop Stadium artificial turf project’

  • Local |Business | April 16, 2013

    Vacant lot sales may indicate rise in residential construction is coming

    Residential construction in Pott County should be picking up soon, if the recent sales of vacant lots is a valid indicator. Twenty-three vacant lots were sold in February and another 15 in March, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Those are very good numbers,” Schlegel

  • Local | April 16, 2013

    Former resident felt ‘scared but safe’

    Wendy Summerhill Johnson, a former Manhattanite who ran the Boston Marathon Monday, got a text message from her mother afterward: “Thank goodness you’re fast.” Johnson, 45, ran the race in 3:23, meaning she had gone back to her hotel a block away from the finish line

  • Arts, Leisure | April 16, 2013

    Topeka Symphony to present ‘Best of Broadway’

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present a “Best of Broadway” Pops concert on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.  The 7:30 p.m. program will be conducted by guest conductor Robert Olson, director of orchestras at the University of Missouri Kansas

  • Local |Education | April 16, 2013

    MHS teacher glad her sister is OK

    Manhattan High business teacher Paige McCarthy had the Boston Marathon showing on a projector in her classroom while her students worked. Her sister, Tracy Epps, who lives in Tennessee, was running in the marathon. McCarthy hoped to see Tracy cross the finish line. As it

  • Columns | April 16, 2013

    Suicide stigma adds to grief

    I appreciate Dr. Palmer Meek’s recent effort to clarify the tragic death of Scott Marshall. I will always recall with great sadness the heartbreaking loss of a young man so filled with promise and potential. I understand the need to correct the misleading information

  • Letters | April 16, 2013

    If we were taxed as others are, U.S. would be stronger

    To the Editor: Monday was tax day.  Many on the right yell that we are so overtaxed they want to take their guns to Washington.

  • Letters | April 16, 2013

    4-Hers’ garage sale will help pay for Washington trip

    To The Editor: Citizen Washington Focus is a program offered to youth in the 4-H program. This June, 18 4-Hers and five chaperons will travel by bus to Washington, D.C., and stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., where we

  • Women's Basketball | April 16, 2013

    Chambers goes 22nd to LA Sparks


    Brittany Chambers has only been to Los Angeles once before — an overnight trip home after Kansas State’s game at UC Santa Barbara back in December. All that’s about to change now, though, as the senior guard was selected as the 22nd overall pick

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