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  • Baseball | April 04, 2014

    Cats host key midseason series vs. KU


    No doubt, the Kansas State baseball team had lofty expectations when the season started. Now 28 games into the season, the Wildcats are sitting at 17-11 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12 — nowhere near what their personal goals were coming into the season. K-State, picked to

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 03, 2014

    Sports leaders call for sweeping NCAA reform

    As the leader of ESPN — one of the single most powerful entities in pop culture and the driving force behind how most Americans have received their sports fix in the last 30 years — John Skipper believes if there’s one thing that can still bring people

  • Local |Education | April 03, 2014

    Board adds positions

    The USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved adding an early childhood preschool director and a high school agricultural science teacher. The preschool director position would be a part of program requirements for the district’s prekindergarten program grant of $439,144 through the Kansas Department

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 03, 2014

    Ariz. police still looking into fall


    Tempe police have made progress in their investigation of the death of former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon, but how she received the alcohol contributing to her death remains unclear. McClendon, 18, early Sunday morning fell from a 10th-floor balcony of a privately owned

  • April 03, 2014

    Wamego gears up for annual Tulip Fest

    Tulip fest.phatch

    Wamego’s 27th annual Tulip Festival is just around the corner — whether Mother Nature is ready for it or not. The festival will be April 12-13 in Wamego City Park and will showcase at least 150 artists from across the country. It will also include a

  • Editorials | April 03, 2014

    Let’s not arrest feds for doing their jobs

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has struck again. Now he’s criticizing a House committee for not being confrontational enough in a bill that declares that the federal government has no authority to regulate Lesser Prairie Chickens or their habitat in Kansas. Mr. Kobach

  • Letters | April 03, 2014

    Make time this month to share and hear poetry

    To the Editor: There’s always time for poetry! Spring is gathering her precious momentum, and National Poetry Month began Tuesday, April 1. We’ll celebrate it this year with two events. The first, Poem in your Pocket Day, will be Thursday, April 24. Wherever you are

  • Letters | April 03, 2014

    We must ensure that others don’t control our minds

    To the Editor:  In a typical week, I read about five books, one news magazine and the Mercury. In the 1970s, I went to Kansas State University and tech school. I have written several books and other items. Why do I point this out?

  • Local |Education | April 03, 2014

    Two named district’s teachers of the year


    Two teachers have received the honor of being the USD 383 teachers of the year for 2014-2015. Casey Ewy, a special education teacher at Anthony Middle School, and Ashley Messick, a first-grade teacher at Northview Elementary School, were recognized at Wednesday’s USD 383 Board of Education

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 03, 2014

    Commission OKs 2 new positions

    The Riley County Commission approved proposals by the county health department to fund two new full-time positions Thursday morning. Jason Orr, who has been the Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator on a part-time basis, will now be full-time in the same role, and the recently

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