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  • Columns | August 03, 2014

    How far will Putin push U.S. and Europe?

    I recently reread a 2000 book by a German analyst, Alexander Rahr, titled “Vladimir Putin, the German in the Kremlin.” While I respect the author,  I wondered why I was rereading a book that came out 14 years ago. After all, we know so much more

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 02, 2014

    Body recovered at Pillsbury Crossing

    A person drowned Saturday evening at Pillsbury Crossing. Emergency personnel recovered the body from the water after about two hours of searching. A Riley County Police Department dispatcher confirmed that at 7:32 p.m., someone reported that a person went under water and did not resurface.

  • Court Calendar | August 02, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, August 4, 2014 9:00 - BCF 9:00 Artis, Michael Status (14 CR 329 DUI, etc) BKD III 9:00 Brandon, Ashley SENTENCING (14 CR 100 Poss DP) KSL III 9:00 Cuchy, Christopher Arraignment (12 CR 666 Burglary, Theft, etc) BRW III 9:00 Dodson, Rickey Status (14 CR 328 Dom Batt, Violation of PO) JJC III 9:00 Finney, Tariq Status (14 CR 297 CDP)

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | August 01, 2014

    3 new Regents named

    Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday made three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. The new board members will join six other regents in overseeing the state’s public higher institutions: Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, Wichita

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | August 01, 2014

    How can a Wichita candidate run in the 1st District?

    Bryan whitney.phatch

    How can candidate Bryan Whitney run for the 1st District Congressional seat if he lives in Wichita? Isn’t Wichita in the 4th District?

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 01, 2014

    Advance voting turnout on target

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said advance voting for Tuesday’s primary elections is going smoothly. Turnout so far has been good, he said, despite the fact that only two local primary elections are contested. As of Wednesday night, Vargo said 1,009 people have participated in

  • Editorials | August 01, 2014

    CIA badly overreaches

    We can think of five CIA employees — two lawyers and three individuals involved with information technology — who ought to be fired and perhaps face criminal charges. Also, President Barack Obama ought to consider whether to replace CIA Director John Brennan. And apart from those personnel

  • Letters | August 01, 2014

    Thanks for helping to make Riley County Fair memorable

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success in 2014. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gath-ering, and this year’s fair was great.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 01, 2014

    Researcher uses special methods to identify pathogens

    He calls himself the bug hunter, but the target of his work consists of viruses that can only be found and identified with special methods and instruments. Benjamin Hause, an assistant research professor at the Kansas State Univesity Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, recently published an article

  • Obituaries | August 01, 2014


    Louise M. Winter, 92, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Louise was born on Feb. 23, 1922, in Shields, the daughter of George and Maude (Kackley) Maddy.  Louise earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees

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