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  • Gardening | May 25, 2014

    Weather allowing peonies to bloom on time


    One benefit of the weather this spring is that the peonies will be in bloom by Memorial Day. Peonies typically bloom in May and June in Kansas. Like many perennials, there are ones that bloom early, mid-season and late. Planting a mixture of these helps

  • Area Schools | May 24, 2014

    Rock Creek baseball headed to state

    The Rock Creek baseball team beat Rossville 4-2 on Wednesday to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Topeka, played this week at Washburn’s Falley Field. Rock Creek got ahead 4-0 in the sixth inning and Rossville wasn’t able to muster up

  • Court Calendar | May 24, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, May 26, 2014 OFFICE CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 – KSL 9:00 Combs, Michael Sanctions Hrg (11 CR 891 Sexual Exploitation of Child) BCF III 9:00 Cuchy, Channa RE-SENTENCING – Ct. 2 (13 TR 2324 DUI [1st], [TOC]) JWG III 9:00 Decann, Nicholas Status (14 CR 164 Poss MJ, DUI [1st]) KSL III 9:00 Fleury, Kenneth Status (14 Cr 37 Battery)

  • Arts, Leisure | May 24, 2014

    Memorial Day, Nothing Fest, summer reading


    WEDNESDAY Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.     THURSDAY   The Historic Columbian Theatre present “Singing in the Rain,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also June 6-8, June 11 and June 13-15. Directed by Widge Yager. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and

  • Editorials | May 23, 2014

    A few things to feel good about

    We’d like to tip our cap to a few encouraging recent developments, two in Manhattan and one in Topeka: •First, we note with obvious pleasure the expansion at Florence Manufacturing, a Manhattan company that plans to add 100 production jobs. Florence expects to employ more

  • Letters | May 23, 2014

    Veterans’ medical care truly shames our country

    To the Editor: This Memorial Day, let us remember not only the soldiers fallen on the battlefield but those wounded who wait in long, endless lines without help and without hope in various Veterans Administration hospitals. My father was wounded in France in World War

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 23, 2014

    KSU names 1st ‘human capital’ VP

    K-State on Thursday announced the selection of Cheryl Johnson as the university’s first-ever vice president of human capital. The move is part of the school’s intiative to “consolidate and integrate” university-wide human resource functions and services offered through the Office of Academic Personnel,

  • Local | May 23, 2014

    Ceremony marks upgrades to park, honors its history


    Long’s Park was dedicated in a ceremony Thursday to honor its recent makeover. Park planner Wyatt Thompson said Long’s Park is now safer and more usable. “It’s been here for a while, and it was in need of a little TLC,” he

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 23, 2014

    City names assistant manager finalists

    City officials have announced four finalists for the position of Manhattan assistant city manager. A public reception for the candidates will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the City Commission Room in City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Each candidate will provide a brief introductory statement

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2014

    Judge: Girls won’t testify in front of defendant

    Two of three child victims in a rape case against a Fort Riley man will be allowed to testify outside the presence of the defendant during his trial. On Thursday, Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said that Judge David Stutzman granted the state’s motion

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