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  • Area Schools | February 08, 2015

    Falcons ease past Rock Creek, 48-17


    FLUSH — The Riley County girls’ basketball team didn’t waste any time on the road Friday night putting its stamp on the game against Rock Creek. By the end of the first quarter, 3-pointers and staunch defense propelled the Falcons to a 14-0 lead. By

  • Books | February 08, 2015

    ‘Boy on the Porch’ loaded with surprise

    Expecting the unexpected is only one lesson that Sharon Creech teaches her readers. And she does exactly this in such a clever, honest and humane way that readers can’t help but get totally absorbed with her characters. This time, Newbery Medal winner Creech introduces

  • Area Schools | February 08, 2015

    Mustangs rout Riley County, 48-22


    FLUSH — There aren’t many high school basketball teams across the state that have a duo of posts quite like Rock Creek - especially for a smaller Class 4A-Div. II school. Junior Carson Becker stands 6-foot-5 and played linebacker for the Mustangs’ football team in

  • Books | February 08, 2015

    ‘Good Spy’ sheds light on CIA politics

    Ongoing revelations of CIA torture tactics in the so-called war on terrorism may make this book’s title appear to be a contradiction in terms. As the subtitle indicates, the book is a biography of Robert Ames, who joined the CIA in 1960, focused his work

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Pawnee announces emergency services director

    Pawnee Mental Health Services selected Dr. Jeremy Boyle as the new program director for emergency services. Dr. Boyle will join Pawnee’s Management Team of Program Directors, who are responsible for administrative and clinical program services across all ten counties served by Pawnee. Boyle has

  • Local |Business | February 08, 2015

    Family raises beef all the way to restaurant tables

    It’s time to name the Grand Champion at the American Royal. And here it is! But this isn’t the grand champion steer, it is the grand champion steak. The American Royal has wisely started to honor a top quality end product, in the

  • Gardening | February 07, 2015

    Proper landscape attracts desired wildlife


    It is hard to attract only desirable wildlife when these animals need the same habitat as less desirable wildlife. Habitats consist of food, water, shelter and space. These four requirements can be designed into your landscape to help attract the wildlife you desire. Water is

  • Columns | February 07, 2015

    Greek stubbornness threatens European unity

    Austerity is difficult to implement — anywhere.  In effect, it involves reducing government services. It can take many forms, such as cutting government-supported employment, educational and medical services and other activities. The focus here will be not on the economic elements but rather on the

  • Obituaries | February 07, 2015


    Wayne Marcelus Bennett, 75, of Wamego, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 14, 1940, in rural Blaine, the son of Maurice and Rosella Lauer Bennett. Wayne married Betty Lou Pageler on Jan. 20, 1962, in Wamego.  She died on Oct. 16, 1993. 

  • Columns | February 07, 2015

    End racial disparity in pot arrests

    In 2013 the American Civil Liberties Union published a 185-page research report providing credible evidence that racial bias is responsible for unequal black/white arrest rates for marijuana possession throughout the country. The report, “The War on Marijuana in Black and White,” covered arrests from 2000 to 2010

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