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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 27, 2014

    Commissioners to meet as health board

    The Riley County Commission will hold its first official meeting as the Riley County Board of Health on Feb. 24. The commission, in accordance with Kansas statute, already serves as the county board of health, but the upcoming public meeting will give commissioners a chance to

  • Area Schools | January 27, 2014

    Valley Heights girls win TVL tourney

    Playing against host-school and undefeated Washington County on Saturday night, the second-seeded Valley Heights girls’ basketball team upset Tigers, 31-28, to win the Twin Valley League tournament. In a tight back-and-forth game, Valley Heights (11-1, 5-1 Twin Valley) went to halftime tied with the Tigers

  • Area Schools | January 27, 2014

    Doniphan West 39, Frankfort 34

    In Frankfort’s final consolation game at the Twin Valley League tournament in Washington, the Wildcats took a two-point lead after the first quarter, but were outscored in each of the following three quarters to fall to Doniphan West. Ashley Joseph scored 12 points, with Maura

  • Area Schools | January 27, 2014

    Valley Heights 53, Linn 40

    In the third-place game of the Twin Valley League tournament, Valley Heights (10-2, 5-1 Twin Valley) took an 11-point lead to halftime and led by 17 heading into the fourth quarter in a game that was never particularly close. Gage Woodyard scored 13 points, with Elijah Smith

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 27, 2014

    Hundreds volunteer in search for woman

    About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove

  • Area Schools | January 27, 2014

    Frankfort 54, Doniphan West 49

    In Frankfort’s final consolation game at the Twin Valley League tournament, the Wildcats overcame a nine-point halftime deficit with a strong second half, outscoring Doniphan West by 10 in the third quarter and by four in the fourth to complete the rally. Adam Koch scored 15

  • Neighbors | January 27, 2014

    Grad student wants to use degree to help addicts

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    Kristy Soloski is a Ph.D. student at Kansas State University in human ecology. She decided to focus her degree on drug abuse because of some family members. “Substance abuse is something that is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “I’ve had

  • Local | January 27, 2014

    Stampede announces complete 2014 lineup

    Country Stampede has added five acts to complete the 2014 lineup. Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Will Hoge and The Railers will perform at the four-day music festival June 26-29 in Manhattan. Those performers join previously announced musicians Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Joe

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 27, 2014

    City to discuss changes to sign regulations

    City commissioners during Tuesday’s work session plan to discuss changing regulations to include digital signs in Manhattan. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. Commissioners directed city officials to update the regulations “to address

  • Obituaries | January 27, 2014

    FRANCES BAKER STEPHENS

    Frances Charlene Baker Stephens, 83, of El Dorado, died on Saturday at Vintage Place from natural causes. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Jan. 4, 1931, in Marked Tree, Ark., to George & Evelyn Laird.  She had a sixth grade education


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