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  • Columns | January 30, 2014

    Regents can, must do better

    I was raised in a family of five children. Our terminal de-grees range from construction engineering to theater to second-ary education to nutrition. My father was a corporate executive. He sold tires — lots of them. My mother was a geography teacher in middle school and

  • Editorials | January 30, 2014

    Let’s win the Souper Bowl

    The “Souper Bowl” is not a new event in Manhattan, but its planned resurgence is most welcome. The Souper Bowl, a play on the NFL’s Super Bowl, is a benefit for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. At its peak about a decade ago, volunteers staffed

  • Obituaries | January 30, 2014

    JOHN EARL KENT

    John Earl Kent, 70, of Olsburg, died Wednesday at the Community Hospital in Onaga. He was the assistant director of facilities at Kansas State University in Manhattan for 40 years until retiring in 2008. The family provided some of the following information. John was born on Sept. 22, 1943, in

  • Obituaries | January 30, 2014

    HANS HART

    A memorial graveside service for Hans Edward Hart, 57, of Manhattan, who died Dec. 16, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. He worked at Fort Riley for the Department of the Army in the Human Resources Development Division.  To send

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2014

    Principals report to board

    Principals from all district schools offered wide-ranging reports to the USD 383 school board Wednesday — discussing their schools’ progress and their needs during a special meeting devoted entirely to site council reports. The last time the district’s various principals delivered these reports was in November

  • Obituaries | January 30, 2014

    WILLIS ‘BUD’ BECKLEY

    Willis Boyd “Bud” Beckley, 74, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 7, 1940. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Columns | January 30, 2014

    An evening conversation: Home, sweet home

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Yes, we’re a day late here — but Kansas has been around 153 years, so waiting 24 hours for my birthday wishes won’t exactly rock the state. Besides, this one comes straight from the heart. I grew up in northern California, so my friends back home

  • Local |Business | January 30, 2014

    Low temps, high prices mean crisis for propane users

    Propane-2.phatch

    Propane users are enduring a crisis, with skyrocketing prices combined with unusually cold weather. It can be a deadly combination. The cost of propane has more than doubled in recent weeks, with prices shooting so high that Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday instituted provisions to

  • Movies | January 30, 2014

    New animated feature ‘Nut Job’ for kids only

    From five feet deep in a month known as the place to bury bad movies comes the animated feature “The Nut Job.” Will Arnett provides the voice for Surly, a selfish squirrel outcast who prefers to work only with his sidekick Buddy rather than cooperate

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 30, 2014

    RCPD: Most car thefts involved unlocked doors

    A new Riley County Police Department statistic revealed that 93.3 percent of vehicle burglaries during the last three years involved unlocked automobiles. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said that out of 753 vehicle burglaries from 2011-2013, only 50 were break-ins. “As a community, we could change that


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