• Man makes Kansas news, journalism his passion

    On the wall of Doug Anstaett’s office, a large map of Kansas is adorned with stars. “Those stars are the newspapers in Kansas, and the color (of the star) tells me when I visited them,” Doug said.  Staying .

  • Plant fall vegetables soon Greggeyestone1

    One of my favorite vegetable combinations is a mixture of cauliflower, broccoli and carrot. When you purchase these vegetables processed, it is often referred to as the California blend. Now is the time to start seeds of these vegetable crops, .

  • Iran comes out ahead in nuclear agreement

    President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran will probably be one of the most heavily criticized U.S. agreements in years.  But before evaluating the agreement, permit me to note that I have worked with arms control and .


    Betty Sharp, 75, of Danville, died Monday, July 20, 2015, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Oct. 1, 1939, to the late Bert and Inez Spain in Manhattan. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sharp. .


    Randall Lynn Warren, 53, of Colorado Springs, died after a short illness Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Colorado Springs. The family provided some of the following information. Randy was born June 16, 1962, in Pratt. He was married to Carla Ethridge Brown on Nov. 29, 1985. He .


    Marjorie Olive Francis Heyne, 99, of Manhattan, died peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Marjorie was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Garland, Nebraska, the third daughter of Harry E. and O. Grace Leger Francis. She .


    Scott Andrew Anderson, 50, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. After a courageous battle with cancer, Scott leaves behind his wife, Cassie Brown Anderson; his son, Lance Anderson, and wife, Meri, .


    Andrea Caroline Richter, 77, of Green, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. The family provides some of the following information. She was born April 5, 1938, in Idana, the daughter of Russell E. and Irene Caroline (Lippe) Green. She graduated .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, July 27, 2015 9:00 – DIV III -  No Appearances 10:30 -  BCF 10:30 Fair, Katrina Arr (15 CR 225 Agg Endangering a child, etc) BCF I 10:30 Gallaugher, Lonnie Arr. (15 CR 260 Theft) BKD I 10:30 Novack, Jeromie SENTENCING (15 CR 55 Poss. of MJ) JWG I 10:30 Sullivan, Aundrea .

  • DCF sues Army to keep contract

    In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week, the Kansas Department for Children and Families alleges the U.S. Army is taking steps to prevent the state from continuing to provide cafeteria services at Fort Riley. The agency claims the .

  • Children’s pedal power put to test in tractor competition Tractor1.mercury

    Six-year-old Chloe Rhea had never competed in a pedal tractor pull before Thursday, but her pink cowboy hat and die-hard attitude suggested otherwise as she pedaled slowly but surely from one end of the arena to the other. Rhea, who .

  • What’s the best route to avoid road construction?

    Q: I live on the west side of town and work on the east side of town. With all the construction, I feel like I can’t get anywhere. How can I get across town, and when will all this .


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