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  • Area Schools | February 11, 2015

    Frankfort 43, Onaga 35

    At Onaga, the Frankfort Wildcats grabbed a lead in the first half and never let it go on Tuesday in a 43-35 win over Onaga. The Wildcats led 15-11 after the first quarter, and extended the lead to 29-20 by halftime. Onaga cut the lead

  • Area Schools | February 11, 2015

    Washington Co. 68, Valley Heights 46

    At Washington, Valley Heights hung on for three quarters until the Tigers put them away in the fourth on Tuesday. The Mustangs trailed 13-9 after the first period and 32-19 at half. Kayla Smith scored 18 points, Sidney Blackburn had 12 and Cassidy Coggins had 11.

  • Editorials | February 11, 2015

    Hunting, fishing in the constitution?

    Hunting and fishing are honorable pursuits with a long tradition in Kansas. Those activities could soon be elevated to rights protected by the Kansas Constitution if a couple lawmakers have their way. We can’t come up with any substantive objections to that. We wonder,

  • Letters | February 11, 2015

    Do lawmakers really think cutting education funding is good for Kansas?

    To the Editor: I have been watching the current efforts concerning education in the Kansas Legislature with a certain amount of incredulity. First of all, I do not understand where this distrust and dislike for teachers — all teachers — came from. And second, do state legislators

  • Letters | February 11, 2015

    ‘Sin’ taxes won’t generate much revenue

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax-generating proposals, specifically to increase tobacco and liquor taxes, give rise to a question about how logical this strategy is. Advocates for healthier lifestyles believe that these taxes will reduce use. Gov. Brownback and supporting legislators obviously think

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015


    Beverly Jane Hays, 83, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Stoneybrook Assisted Living in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Feb. 28, 1931, in Brookfield, Mo. She was the daughter of Basil E. and Fay (Payne) Noland. She had lived in Lawson,

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015


    Alice Nichols, 90, a resident of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Alice was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1925. She was the daughter of Sophie and Yuri Rainich, where her father was teaching mathematics at John Hopkins University. Her parents had come to the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | February 11, 2015

    Labor dept. investigating worker’s death

    The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his waist in dirt and mud.

  • Local |Business |Fort Riley | February 11, 2015

    7,000-plus watched Army listening session

    More than 7,000 people watched the Army listening session on Monday, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce claimed. The listening session was a chance for community members to tell Army officials why Fort Riley is important to the area. The officials will use the information

  • Obituaries | February 11, 2015


    Jack A. Piper, 88, of St. George, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills-Collins Landing in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 14, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of James Barton and Hattie Eugenia (Dewey) Piper. Jack was

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