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  • General Activities | February 02, 2014

    30 cowboys participate in K-State’s Bull Bash

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    The top 10 advanced to Saturday night’s late final at Weber Arena. But the tone was set during Friday night’s first-round action of the K-State Invitational Bull Bash with six riders posting scores. In all, 30 cowboys rode both Friday and Saturday nights trying to

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 02, 2014

    Area students make KSU fall dean’s list

    More than 3,500 Kansas State students received academic honors for the fall 2013 semester. These students earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 credit hours. Area students honored include: ALMA   Melissa Ebert, Glenn Hafenstine, Abby Heigert, Schyler Rohleder, Ashley Stuewe, Bethanie Tharman &

  • Local |Education | February 02, 2014

    First year students honored at Washburn

    Tina Wise, undeclared, of Manhattan, and Rachel Darey, accounting, and Madison Wiegers, biology, both of Wamego, will be among those honored as First Year Experience (FYE) Scholars at Washburn University. For the first time, Washburn students who have completed their initial semester of college with

  • Local |Education | February 02, 2014

    State salutes Wilson Elementary

    Woodrow Wilson Elementary was recently recognized as part of the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, which goes to top performing K-12 schools in the state. Forty-two elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 18 high schools received honors. Each school must have been among the

  • Local |Education | February 02, 2014

    Roosevelt Elementary spelling bee results

    Brett Seaton, a sixth grader, won Theodore Roosevelt’s annual spelling bee Jan. 24. Brett will compete in the Riley County Spelling Bee on Feb. 8. The bee started with 32 contestants. The first runner-up was Daniel Harkin, a fifth grader.

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | February 02, 2014

    KSU Alumni Association adds to staff

    Two Kansas State University alumnae were added to the K-State Alumni Association’s administrative and programs department staff. Megan Jurgensmeier, who earned a degree in journalism and mass communications from K-State in 2011, was hired as associate director of membership. She will direct the Alumni Association’

  • Editorials | February 02, 2014

    Kobach is ruffling a new set of feathers

    In pushing a state law to exclude the Lesser Prairie Chicken in Kansas from federal protection that doesn’t exist yet, Secretary of State Kris Kobach is picking an unnecessary and probably expensive fight with the federal government. It’s a fight the Kansas Legislature

  • Local |Business | February 02, 2014

    Varney & Associates names new partner

    Varney & Associates, CPAs named Melissa Larson, CPA, as an owner. Melissa joined the firm in 2003 with more than 10 years experience in public and private accounting. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. Larson specializes in providing attest, consulting,

  • Books | February 02, 2014

    Biography shows all sides of Led Zeppelin frontman

    When I first heard Robert Plant belt out “Heartbreaker,” I was in a car being driven by one of my high school girlfriends. We were tooling around town on a mellow Saturday afternoon, taking a break from decorating a gymnasium for our junior prom, which

  • Books | February 02, 2014

    Guilt over Kennedy sends man into spiral

    Millions of Americans know Jim Lehrer as a PBS news anchor. Fewer are aware that he is also the author of 21 novels, the most recent of which is “Top Down.” This book offers insight to how intensely Secret Service agents take the job of protecting


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