• The perils of escape Bethany047cut.phatch

    I’ve tried to escape to Kansas several times in the past eight years. Let me start by saying I left the state in 2005 as an unwilling 14-year-old and came back last July. I spent the last eight years in .

  • Riley County girls rout Wabaunsee, 50-31 Rc22.phatch

    RILEY — With a winter storm brewing outside, Riley County senior Madison Vargo kept things hot indoors as her 24 points led the No. 2 (3A) Falcons to a decisive 50-31 victory over Wabaunsee to stay atop the Mid-East League standings. “It feels .

  • 30 cowboys participate in K-State’s Bull Bash Chrisjohnston-2.phatch

    The top 10 advanced to Saturday night’s late final at Weber Arena. But the tone was set during Friday night’s first-round action of the K-State Invitational Bull Bash with six riders posting scores. In all, 30 cowboys rode both Friday .

  • Area students make KSU fall dean’s list

    More than 3,500 Kansas State students received academic honors for the fall 2013 semester. These students earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 credit hours. Area students honored include: ALMA   Melissa Ebert, Glenn Hafenstine, Abby Heigert, Schyler .

  • First year students honored at Washburn

    Tina Wise, undeclared, of Manhattan, and Rachel Darey, accounting, and Madison Wiegers, biology, both of Wamego, will be among those honored as First Year Experience (FYE) Scholars at Washburn University. For the first time, Washburn students who have completed their .

  • State salutes Wilson Elementary

    Woodrow Wilson Elementary was recently recognized as part of the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, which goes to top performing K-12 schools in the state. Forty-two elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 18 high schools received honors. Each school .

  • Roosevelt Elementary spelling bee results

    Brett Seaton, a sixth grader, won Theodore Roosevelt’s annual spelling bee Jan. 24. Brett will compete in the Riley County Spelling Bee on Feb. 8. The bee started with 32 contestants. The first runner-up was Daniel Harkin, a fifth grader..

  • KSU Alumni Association adds to staff

    Two Kansas State University alumnae were added to the K-State Alumni Association’s administrative and programs department staff. Megan Jurgensmeier, who earned a degree in journalism and mass communications from K-State in 2011, was hired as associate director of membership. She .

  • Kobach is ruffling a new set of feathers

    In pushing a state law to exclude the Lesser Prairie Chicken in Kansas from federal protection that doesn’t exist yet, Secretary of State Kris Kobach is picking an unnecessary and probably expensive fight with the federal government. It’s .

  • Varney & Associates names new partner

    Varney & Associates, CPAs named Melissa Larson, CPA, as an owner. Melissa joined the firm in 2003 with more than 10 years experience in public and private accounting. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. Larson .

  • Biography shows all sides of Led Zeppelin frontman

    When I first heard Robert Plant belt out “Heartbreaker,” I was in a car being driven by one of my high school girlfriends. We were tooling around town on a mellow Saturday afternoon, taking a break from decorating a gymnasium .

  • Guilt over Kennedy sends man into spiral

    Millions of Americans know Jim Lehrer as a PBS news anchor. Fewer are aware that he is also the author of 21 novels, the most recent of which is “Top Down.” This book offers insight to how intensely Secret Service agents .


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