Saturday, July 23, 2016



Foot power

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Cody Geisler, 4, competes in the pedal tractor pull Thursday evening at the Riley County Fair. Geisler finished third with a pull of 14.35 feet.


K-State Sports
  • Football | July 20, 2016 Snyder weighs in on topics at media days

    DALLAS — Throughout the two-day Big 12 football media days, the 2017 Big 12 Championship game was a hot topic of debate.

  • Football | July 20, 2016 Big 12 makes move toward expansion

    The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining.

Galleries
  • Rodeo night
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    Photographs from the Kaw Valley Rodeo Friday night.


  • Ride on
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    Area youths try their hand at mutton busting at the Kaw Valley Rodeo.


Opinion
  • Columns | July 22, 2016 Another Charlie Brown election?

    Election cycle after election cycle, moderate Republicans across the state put the football down, only to pull it away, leaving gullible Kansans flat on their backs.

  • Editorials | July 21, 2016 Congressional break hardly deserved

    A congressional recess nearly two months long is tough to beat, especially if it follows a break for the Fourth of July. Folks who get that much time off must really deserve it. Or not.

  • Letters | July 21, 2016 Local blacks must endure undue scrutiny from RCPD

    I now think it’s high time we quit ignoring the behavior of some of our police officers just because they wear a uniform and a badge.

  • Letters | July 21, 2016 On commission pay, Boyd’s silence speaks volumes

    Riley County Commissioner Ben Wilson proposed rolling back his salary. Commissioner Ron Wells pro-posed to freeze his.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | July 19, 2016 New ‘Ghostbusters’ just can’t match the original

    Even with the inclusion of the bouncy theme music, the new movie just isn’t as funny, as complicated, or as verbal as was the original. Not that its a bad movie.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | July 18, 2016 Couple starts new undertaking with cemetery

    Following decades of spotty upkeep, the trees and hedges of Valley View Memorial Gardens were nothing short of overgrown — so much so that the cemetery’s centerpiece, a roughly 10-foot-tall statue of Jesus, was barely visible amid the foliage.

  • Movies | July 18, 2016 Solid acting among ‘The Infiltrator’s’ assets

    Apparently the people who supply money to movie-makers are not yet ready to let Brian Cranston play a completely new character.

  • Books | July 17, 2016 W.E. Self seeks to expose Junction City’s past

    Why did the community powers in Junction City destroy a flourishing economic and social area by leveling the 200 block of East 9th Street in 1974? William E. Self examines the history as well as the social and economic natures of that area in “9th Street Chronicles.”

Sports
  • General Activities | July 22, 2016 Bull riders score at Kaw Valley Rodeo

    Koal Livingston set a score that might last throughout the weekend during Night 1 of the Kaw Valley Rodeo on Thursday at Wells Arena.

  • Pro Sports | July 22, 2016 Obama honors WS champ Royals at White House

    WASHINGTON — The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned.

  • General Activities | July 21, 2016 Former world champ set to rope Kaw Valley Rodeo

    Eight-time world champion Joe Beaver headlines the Kaw Valley Rodeo’s, which gets underway tonight at Wells Arena in CiCo Park.

  • Manhattan High School | July 21, 2016 MHS uses camp to kick start next season

    The next Manhattan High baseball season won’t start until April, but the Indians used this week to take the first step toward next year.

State & Region
  • July 23, 2016 | State Correction: Closing Guantanamo-Kansas story

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story July 22 about Kansas' attorney general suing the Department of Defense over a freedom of information request, The Associated Press misidentified the rank of department spokeswoman Valerie D. Henderson. She is a lieutenant colonel, not a lieutenant.

  • July 23, 2016 | State Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never.

  • July 22, 2016 | State Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the nervous last-minute energy of political campaigns.

  • July 22, 2016 | State Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage for 3 years

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge told Kansas on Friday that for three more years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation.

  • July 22, 2016 | State Suspect in Kansas police captain's death appears in court

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Mourners gathered Friday at a Kansas civic center to remember a slain police captain, hours after the 20-year-old man accused of killing him made his first court appearance on charges carrying a possible death penalty.

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