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  • Frankfort tops Wetmore with strong 1st half

    Frankfort put up 41 points in the first half and beat Wetmore, 61-16, on Friday night. Freshman quarterback Branden Bussmann had a solid night, scoring two touchdowns on 8- and 18-yard runs. He also had one through the air, a 31-yard .

  • K-State dominates clock in 1st half vs. Texas

    Kansas State’s offense performed almost optimally — for the first half anyway. The Wildcats held onto the ball for more than 23 minutes in the first half, while Texas’ offense was on the field for less than seven. “That is what .

  • Ertz overcomes errors on way to solid game

    Jesse Ertz made mistakes Saturday afternoon against Texas. He threw an interception and later lost the ball on a fumble, and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder was quick to note Ertz could have been better. But the junior made .

  • SPOOKED: Junction City haunted house returns to frighten the masses

    It’s that spooky time of year again. Zombie Toxin Haunted House, 417 N. Franklin St. in Junction City, is ready to scare the neighborhood once again as part of the Halloween tradition of haunted houses. The local haunt is based .

  • How to help young trees take root

    Recently, I planted a young container-grown tree. I followed the directions in the recent publication “How to Plant a Container-Grown Tree” by K-State Research and Extension. It is available at the office or on-line at Spreading out .

  • ‘Talking Tombstones’ brings history to life

    ‘If only those tombstones could talk.’ Have you ever had that thought while visiting a cemetery? Today we’ll meet a rural community that is giving a voice to fascinating histories of the past. Karen Sturm is tourism coordinator for .

  • Club news

    Ashland FCE Bernis Parker, Alice Persyn and Teresa Whitlock attended the State Family and Community Education Conference in Topeka. Alice Persyn accepted the First Place Award for the weighted blanket project for children with autism for Ashland FCE. Bernis Parker .

  • Excess debt limits state future

    The growing volume and intensity of talk about the state’s finances among Kansas legislators seeking re-election and candidates for their seats in recent weeks is welcome. Given that even some conservative lawmakers have seen the light, it could be .

  • Endorsement letters: Olejnik will work for us, not for the governor

    To the Editor: On recent morning my dog Charlie and I walked up to a small Kansas creek (Yes, we have the rancher’s permission.) I had committed to writing a letter to the editor, and my first draft was .

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin has experience, energy and listens to us

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin is a conscientious state representative who should be re-elected. She is a loving, caring person who approaches issues in Topeka with a critical, thoughtful attitude and is willing to work with everyone to achieve good .

  • Endorsement letters: Small sales tax is best option

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is urging local residents to vote ‘Yes’ for the City of Manhattan street maintenance sales tax ballot question Nov. 8. This 0.2 percent sales tax will generate funds to repair our aging and .

  • Trip was a grand ole experience

    Forty years ago, I was a young journalist working at my first real job for Grit, a nationally circulated newspaper headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Grit carried a lot of entertaining content, including feature stories on popular show-biz personalities. Readers assumed .


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