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  • Local |Kansas State University | December 30, 2014

    K-State players receive love from whales at Sea World


    SAN ANTONIO — Alamo Bowl players got some love from beluga whales during a visit to Sea World on Tuesday morning. Despite temperatures of about 44 degrees, a group of players from the K-State and UCLA football teams donned wetsuits and got in the water to interact

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 30, 2014

    Commission still exploring purchase of former clinic

    Facilities and money occupied a brief morning session of the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday. Following a 30-minute executive session to discuss the acquisition of property, the commission approved two motions: to direct Administrator Robert Reece and Counselor John Watt to continue negotiations for the possible

  • Local |Education | December 30, 2014

    Riley man first to file for USD 378 board

    Glen R. Hawkins of Riley filed on Monday for an open seat on the USD 378 school board. Hawkins, a retireed U.S. Army officer, previously ran for the Kansas House of Representatives for the 64th District. He and Kathy Martin of Clay Center lost to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2014

    Three men arraigned in October kidnappings

    Three of four Manhattan men facing kidnapping and robbery charges in an apparent drug deal gone bad were arraigned Monday afternoon in Riley County court. Though he remained silent, Kaywaun Washington, 25, pleaded not guilty to his two charges of aggravated kidnapping and one charge each

  • Editorials | December 30, 2014

    Safe skies, deadly skies

    If you lost a loved one in a commercial plane crash this year, airline safety statistics are little more than numbers. For what it’s worth, this has been both a deadlier and a safer year than most others. The death toll has been awful: 1,326

  • Columns | December 30, 2014

    Kansas is right to fight back

    The Obama administration is on a crusade against our state’s energy policies — and Kansas is fighting back. When the administration announced earlier this year that it would force us to slash our greenhouse gas emissions, our state quickly sued the federal government. That was

  • December 30, 2014

    Walker impressed by KC’s Houston

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From his perspective on the San Diego Chargers’ sideline, Reggie Walker could only marvel at Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Justin Houston. During San Diego’s season-ending 19-7 setback to the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Houston set the single-season franchise record

  • Movies | December 30, 2014

    ‘Battle of the Five Armies’ leaves viewer exhausted


    With the release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Peter Jackson wraps up nearly two decades of bringing J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Middle Earth” to the big screen. While really the end of the relatively thin novel “The Hobbit” was stretched

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2014


    Denise Burgess, 42, of Council Grove, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. A cause of death was not provided. The family provided the following information. Denise was born July 30, 1972, in Council Grove to Larry and Mary Dains.  She married Vince Burgess on Aug. 20, 1999, and they welcomed their child,

  • Obituaries | December 30, 2014


    Darrell Chester Deibler, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on March 22, 1931, in rural Manhattan, the son of William Chester Deibler and Georgia (Kramer) Deibler.  He grew up in

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