Sunday, February 7, 2016



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  • Area Schools | February 06, 2016

    Rock Creek boys rout Falcons, 63-28

    RILEY — The physicality and inside presence of the Rock Creek boys prevailed as they pummeled Riley County in their own gym 63-28, Friday night. It was apparent from the beginning that a blowout was mounting as the Mustangs were seemingly having their way in the

  • Tennis | February 06, 2016

    K-State tennis rallies from 3-0 deficit to beat Colorado

    After losing the doubles point in a tiebreaker, as well as dropping the first two singles matches, the Kansas State women’s tennis team erased a 3-0 deficit and came back to beat Colorado, 4-3, on Friday at Body First Wellness and Recreation Center. K-State (3

  • Arts & Leisure | February 06, 2016

    Jessica Lange Dance,  ‘Jake’s Women’ and more

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    SUNDAY Valentines workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. Families are invited to make Valentines while enjoying goodies to fuel creativity. Reservations are not required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the workshop is $5 per participant, $3 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art

  • Area Schools | February 05, 2016

    Wamego boys knock off top-ranked Osage City

    Facing its third straight ranked opponent Friday night, the Wamego boys’ basketball team managed to avoid a three-game losing streak by knocking off Class 3A’s top-ranked team in Osage City in a 67-61 win. The Red Raiders lost to Rock Creek and Abilene in

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    MHS boys hand T-West worst loss of season

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team took a double-digit lead in the first quarter and stayed comfortably ahead of Topeka West the rest of the way in a 68-41 win over the Chargers Friday night. The Indians were without guards Tommy Ekart and Ian Trapp

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    MHS girls rout Topeka West

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against the outmatched Topeka West Chargers Friday night, winning 62-37. The game was plagued with scoreboard issues throughout and the score may have been incorrect, with those keeping a scoring tally themselves

  • Court Calendar | February 05, 2016

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 - JJC 9:00 Babb, Spencer Status (15 CR 709 Battery) BKD III 9:00 Behrends, Ronald Status (16 CR 51 Criminal Trespass) BKD III 9:00 Brown, Ezekiel SENTENCING (15 CR 631 Criminal Damage to Prop.) JJC III 9:00 Calvert, Sylvester Status (2015 CR 766 Criminal Damage to Property) JJC III 9:00 Eich, Lashelle Status (16 CR 15 DV Battery)

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 05, 2016

    HUD grant denial shocks local officials

    First came the shock. “It felt as though somebody had hit me right in the gut,” Tom Morey said. Morey, a flood expert with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and one of the key planners involved with the Wildcat Creek Resiliency Project, has a vivid

  • Local |Education |Business | February 05, 2016

    Manhattan beauty school to close doors

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    Marinello School of Beauty will close all of its campuses Friday, including its Manhattan school on Poyntz Avenue. Joe Hixson, spokesperson for Marinello, said that the company is working to find schools in the area for students to transfer to. “We’re hoping to find

  • Local | February 05, 2016

    Blaine’s Catholic church still soul of community

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    Considered a ghost town by some standards, the community of Blaine contains almost as many abandoned houses as occupied ones. Blaine residents, however, are adamantly opposed to the ghost town designation, and for good reason. Their unincorporated community is far from lifeless. While an entire


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