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  • Manhattan High School | November 14, 2013

    Indians bracing for top-ranked Derby

    Manhattan head football coach Joe Schartz knows it will take a special effort from his team to upset the top-seeded Derby Panthers in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Bishop Stadium. The Panthers are riding a nine-game winning streak after

  • Local | November 14, 2013

    Westmoreland soldier honored as 1,600 flags line funeral route

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    WAMEGO — The streets of Wamego were lined with American flags Thursday to honor a fallen soldier. Sgt. Forrest Robertson, originally from Westmoreland but stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia with the 3rd Infantry Division, died Nov. 3 in Afghanistan, and people from all over the state

  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Students help with clothing drive

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    It’s amazing how similar a swarm of bees and a group of children can look. More than 30 kids descended upon the Lee Elementary annex Wednesday to help sort clothes, shoes and school supplies for the USD 383 homeless student program. The group of fourth-, fifth-

  • Columns | November 14, 2013

    An evening conversation: Camelot

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    It shouldn’t have been a surprise. In Tuesday’s paper, we ran one fairly short story — asking folks who remembered the events of Nov. 22, 1963, to share their recollections. With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination coming up in just eight days, we’

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 14, 2013

    County contends with concealed gun law

    The plan is business as usual. County commissioners didn’t exactly go out on a limb while deciding how to secure county buildings — now required as part of a new state law. County counselor Clancy Holeman said the commission didn’t have to actually secure

  • Local |Education | November 14, 2013

    Principals report to school board

    Principals discussed both accomplishments and struggles of their elementary schools Wednesday during the USD 383 school board’s site council meeting. This was the first of two site council events, with the second scheduled for January. The principals at Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Ogden and Woodrow Wilson

  • Editorials | November 14, 2013

    Let’s not leave allies to the Taliban

    The word of Afghan interpreters who’ve assisted US forces in that country, sometimes for years, apparently isn’t worth much at the US State Department. In a story on the topic Sunday, the Washington Post wrote, “A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked

  • Letters | November 14, 2013

    Consider making donations to Holiday Food, Fund Drive

    To the Editor: As I celebrate my 30th holiday season in Manhattan, I want to say how much it excited me to once again see the letter from Mayor John Matta on the Holiday Food and Fund Drive. The food and monetary donations that are

  • Local |Business | November 14, 2013

    Emporia Gazette buys Westmoreland paper

    The Emporia Gazette has purchased the Westmoreland Recorder newspaper in Pottawatomie County. The purchase was completed Thursday and the first issue produced by the Gazette this week. Gazette publisher Chris Walker said he was excited about the opportunity to serve the community of Westmoreland. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 14, 2013

    Dean candidates coming to campus

    The four finalists for the K-State engineering dean position will have campus interviews in December. The finalists are N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of engineering at Texas A&M University; Darren Dawson, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University; Ramanan Krishnamoorti,


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