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  • Local |Education | December 30, 2014

    Riley man first to file for USD 378 board

    Glen R. Hawkins of Riley filed on Monday for an open seat on the USD 378 school board. Hawkins, a retireed U.S. Army officer, previously ran for the Kansas House of Representatives for the 64th District. He and Kathy Martin of Clay Center lost to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2014

    Three men arraigned in October kidnappings

    Three of four Manhattan men facing kidnapping and robbery charges in an apparent drug deal gone bad were arraigned Monday afternoon in Riley County court. Though he remained silent, Kaywaun Washington, 25, pleaded not guilty to his two charges of aggravated kidnapping and one charge each

  • Editorials | December 30, 2014

    Safe skies, deadly skies

    If you lost a loved one in a commercial plane crash this year, airline safety statistics are little more than numbers. For what it’s worth, this has been both a deadlier and a safer year than most others. The death toll has been awful: 1,326

  • Columns | December 30, 2014

    Kansas is right to fight back

    The Obama administration is on a crusade against our state’s energy policies — and Kansas is fighting back. When the administration announced earlier this year that it would force us to slash our greenhouse gas emissions, our state quickly sued the federal government. That was

  • December 30, 2014

    Walker impressed by KC’s Houston

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From his perspective on the San Diego Chargers’ sideline, Reggie Walker could only marvel at Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Justin Houston. During San Diego’s season-ending 19-7 setback to the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Houston set the single-season franchise record

  • Movies | December 30, 2014

    ‘Battle of the Five Armies’ leaves viewer exhausted


    With the release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Peter Jackson wraps up nearly two decades of bringing J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Middle Earth” to the big screen. While really the end of the relatively thin novel “The Hobbit” was stretched

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2014


    Denise Burgess, 42, of Council Grove, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. A cause of death was not provided. The family provided the following information. Denise was born July 30, 1972, in Council Grove to Larry and Mary Dains.  She married Vince Burgess on Aug. 20, 1999, and they welcomed their child,

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2014


    Darrell Chester Deibler, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on March 22, 1931, in rural Manhattan, the son of William Chester Deibler and Georgia (Kramer) Deibler.  He grew up in

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2014


    Charlene W. Peddicord, 88, of rural Wamego, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at her home. The family provided the following information. Charlene was born June 15, 1926, in Wamego, the daughter of Charles and Stella Warner. She attended Wamego schools and graduated from K-State with a home economics degree. She

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2014


    Terry Gene Keith, 77, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The family provided the following information. Terry was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Hastings, Neb., the son of Virgil and Georgia Keith. He had been a St. George resident for 35

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