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  • Track & Field | February 19, 2015

    Jones earns 2nd weekly Big 12 honor

    Kansas State’s Akela Jones was named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week for a second time this February on Tuesday, earning the accolade for her showing last weekend at the Tyson Invitational. Jones’ performance in Fayetteville, Ark., saw her rack

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 18, 2015

    Police expect 4 times normal number of arrests for event

    Riley County police expect this year’s Fake Patty’s Day Celebration, which will take place on March 7, to be similar to last year. What does that mean, exactly? For the last three years, during the 35 hours surrounding Fake Patty’s Day, police have reported

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | February 18, 2015

    ‘Stealth’ antennas approved for Bluemont Hotel

    If things go correctly, you won’t see the city’s latest move, but you will experience the change. After the Manhattan City Commission’s approval Tuesday, U.S. Cellular will install three pairs of “stealth” telecommunication antennas near the top of Bluemont Hotel — one

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 18, 2015

    Board members at odds about agenda policy

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting turned into a policy dispute after two hours of smooth discussion on Tuesday afternoon. Board chair Robert Boyd accused board member Wynn Butler of breaking Kansas statute 19-4430 when Butler sent an email concerning the law board’

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 18, 2015

    Wamego commission denies citizens’ building code petition

    An issue between the Wamego City Commission and property owners will appear on a ballot question nearly a year after the point of contention was created. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday not to accept a petition that proposed eliminating the requirement of a contractor’s license

  • Local |Education | February 18, 2015

    Committee hears proposed athletic, activity cuts

    A USD 383 budget committee discussed the future of officials, games, coaches, field trips, choreographers while considering recommendations to trim the district’s budget. The USD 383 Budget Advisory Committee discussed potential cuts in the district’s athletic and activity programs at a Tuesday meeting. The advisory

  • Manhattan High School | February 18, 2015

    MHS girls finish season sweep of Trojans

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    Behind another night of stifling defense, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team got the season sweep over Topeka High Tuesday night in a 51-31 win. The victory keeps Manhattan atop both the Centennial League standings as well as the sub-state standings. The Indians won every

  • Area Schools | February 18, 2015

    Page out in Wamego at season’s end

    Wamego girls’ basketball coach Jim Page’s contract will be terminated at the end of this season, according to a report by Topeka’s WIBW. Page was suspended for Tuesday night’s game at Clay Center. On Wednesday morning, USD 320 school board president Richard Weixelman

  • Area Schools | February 18, 2015

    Final play of middle school game goes viral

    A last-second shot that got stuck on the back iron in a Mid-East League boys middle school basketball game has gotten national attention. Video of the play, which occurred Monday night in St. Marys, has been picked up on the websites SBNation and Deadspin, among

  • Area Schools | February 18, 2015

    Rock Creek boys rout Irish

    At Flush, the Mustangs got off to a slow start against Chapman but turned things on in the second quarter, turning a 7-4 deficit into a 32-14 lead by halftime before winning each of the final two quarters in a 59-30 rout Tuesday night. Rock


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