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  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | May 04, 2014

    Lawmakers reflect on budget shortfall, school funding

    After approving the $14.6 billion budget and wrapping up the session late Friday, area legislators addressed residents during a legislative coffee Saturday morning at Sunset Zoo. Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, and Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, addressed a number

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 04, 2014

    Herspring: Time to ‘slap Russia around’

    The United States shouldn’t just tighten the screws on Russia; it should slap the country around a little, said K-State foreign policy expert Dale Herspring. Herspring, distinguished professor of political science at Kansas State University and author of several books and articles on Russian

  • Local |Business | May 04, 2014

    Wamego’s 1st turn as Kansas Sampler host draws record crowds


    WAMEGO — Food and entertainment is a given at any festival. But the 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival also brought more than 150 communities Saturday to Wamego City Park to promote their unique attractions, businesses and landscapes. Those who attended the event partook in a bit of

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 04, 2014

    Huelskamp angered by potential UDSA closure

    The congressman has gone from a little bit frustrated to simmering upset. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, the Republican who represents Kansas’ 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, cannot get an answer from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about a personnel move that potentially

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 04, 2014

    ‘Demon’ Brigade marks official homecoming

    About 90 soldiers, among the last Big Red One troops in Afghanistan, returned home to Fort Riley on Saturday from a nine-month long deployment. Their homecoming marked the official return of the unit, known as the Demon Brigade. Brigade commander Col. Matthew Lewis led an uncasing

  • Track & Field | May 04, 2014

    K-State strong in first home meet


    The Kansas State track and field team put in a strong performance at its first home meet of the outdoor season, the Ward Haylett Invitational, coming away with several notable individual performances. Facing off against Kansas, Wichita State and Air Force in a team scored

  • Manhattan High School | May 04, 2014

    MHS golfers take 2nd at Hutch tourney

    Facing 36 teams at the Hutchinson Invitational on Friday, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished in second place in a solid effort from start to finish at Hutchinson’s Carey Park. The Indians finished eight strokes behind Class 5A Kapaun Mt. Carmel, which shot a 290

  • Manhattan High School | May 04, 2014

    Indians cruise to doubleheader sweep of Emporia

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    The Manhattan High baseball team continued its strong spring with a pair of wins against the Emporia Spartans at Norvell Field Friday afternoon. The Indians won 9-1 in the first game before securing a 6-1 victory in Game 2 to complete the sweep. Despite the positive

  • Editorials | May 04, 2014

    Who’s spending all that money?

    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts spoke recently in a congressional committee meeting about campaign funding in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that eliminated the limit that individuals can contribute to candidates or party committees during an election cycle. Not surprisingly, Sen. Roberts,

  • Letters | May 04, 2014

    It’s a good time to form a team for Relay for Life

    To the Editor: I know far too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Chances are, you know some too. That’s why I’m taking action against cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in July at City Park.

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