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  • Local |Business | January 29, 2015

    Group gives update on agritourism progress

    Monty Wedel, planning/special projects director, said that the Riley County Agritourism Task Force is making progress on proposed agritourism regulations. He told Riley County Commissioners on Thursday that the task force will need at least one more meeting before presenting the recommended regulations to

  • Movies | January 29, 2015

    ‘The Boy Next Door’ cheap looking, implausible


    In the movie “The Boy Next Door,” Jennifer Lopez (remember her?) stars as a teacher of Classics at a public high school. When you get over all that is unlikely in that statement, we’ll go on to other implausibilities associated with this new Rob

  • Editorials | January 29, 2015

    Candidates deserve thanks for running

    It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for their willingness to serve. We

  • Manhattan High School | January 29, 2015

    MHS girls ready for Mac Classic


    Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knows his team will have its hands full as the defending champions this weekend in McPherson at the 20th annual Mid-America Classic. Coming in as the No. 3 seed, Manhattan (8-2, 4-2 Centennial) played Valley Center in its opener

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 29, 2015

    Research: Nearly all home chefs contaminate food

    If you’re gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. Researchers at Kansas State University videotaped home chefs

  • Letters | January 29, 2015

    Denying climate change exists does not serve us well

    To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” Converts are hard to come

  • Obituaries | January 29, 2015


    Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and her husband Richard Seltzer of

  • Columns | January 29, 2015

    KPERS cutbacks are costly

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to reduce payments to the state’s pension system undercuts the reforms he helped champion and would cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Surely there is a better way to pay for his tax cuts. In 2012, after decades of underfunding the

  • Obituaries | January 29, 2015


    Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home.  Private family services will be held a later date.

  • Obituaries | January 29, 2015


    The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew up in rural Bellevue Community

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