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  • Editorials | July 30, 2014

    Will more severe sanctions work?

    The United States and the European Union, which in recent weeks levied sanctions on Russia that had more symbolism than impact, on Tuesday imposed sanctions that are worthy of the name. Long threatened, the sanctions target Russia’s state-owned banks, oil companies and weapons makers

  • Letters | July 30, 2014

    Primaries are an important; please make yourself heard

    To the Editor: How sad it is that, generally, only 20 percent of the qualified voters in Riley County participate in primary elections. Primary elections are so important — they determine the choice of candidates you will have to select from in November’s general election. Independent

  • Letters | July 30, 2014

    Writer needn’t go on and on about his dislike of Obama

    To the Editor: It is obvious that Art Loub does not like our president, Barack Obama or anything he does — we get it! Why doesn’t Mr. Loub just come out and say so rather than going on and on and on trying to make

  • Arts, Leisure | July 30, 2014

    Screening of ‘Oz’ to benefit Habitat

    Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) and The Columbian Theatre are hosting a free screening of the original film “The Wizard of Oz” at 4 p.m. on Saturday at The Columbian Theatre in downtown Wamego. This family-friendly event will include refreshments and children’s activities.

  • Obituaries | July 30, 2014


    Sophia Geneva (Gene) Davidson died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The family provided the following information. Gene was the daughter of George and Ruby Croft, and was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1925. She moved to Manhattan after marrying Loren Irving Davidson (Dave) on Nov. 6, 1943. She raised her

  • Obituaries | July 30, 2014


    Herman R. Wiard, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Mercy Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

  • Obituaries | July 30, 2014


    Paul Branson, 47, presentation editor of the St. Joseph News-Press, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home in Osawatomie. He was there recovering from a serious motorcycle accident when he collapsed. Attempts to revive him by family members and EMTs were unsuccessful. The family provided the

  • Movies | July 30, 2014

    If you can see only one Hercules movie, see this one


    “Hercules,” the second Hercules movie of the year, is based on the graphic novel “Hercules: the Tracian Wars” by Steve Moore and stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role. The mythical story of Hercules is one of atonement. This retelling of the tale is more

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2014

    Commissions approve bridge deck upgrade

    Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee county commissioners reached unanimous consensus Monday to move forward with rehabilitation of the deck of the Belvue Bridge. The consensus was reached following a 90-minute presentation during which representatives of the Truesdell Corporation said the aging span is indeed a viable candidate

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2014

    Swanson raises $14,000 in race

    Susie Swanson received more than double the campaign contributions of her nearest competitor, Kathy Martin, in the Kansas House 64th District race, according to reports. Candidates were required to file campaign finance reports with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by Monday. The information in the

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