Saturday, June 25, 2016



Dierks Bentley plays one of his hits Thursday evening during his headline performance at Country Stampede. The three-day festival continues through Saturday at Tuttle Creek State Park.

K-State Sports
  • Men's Basketball | June 23, 2016 K-State MBB greats to host Purple and Black camp

    A group of former Kansas State men’s basketball players, including six members of the 2010 Elite Eight team, will host the Purple and Black camp for area youths July 8-10 on the university campus.

  • Baseball | June 23, 2016 MaVorhis signs with Cardinals

    Former K-State pitcher Levi MaVorhis signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals and was assigned to the organization’s rookie affiliate.

  • Experiment

    High school students have been developing their talents at the Manhattan Arts Center workshop.

  • Play ball

    Local children enjoyed Manhattan Optimist soft ball this week.

  • Editorials | June 24, 2016 Democrats erred in ending sit-in

    Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives gained a little momentum — and relevance — earlier this week when they staged a sit-in to protest the Republicans’ refusal to even allow a vote on a gun control measure.

  • Letters | June 24, 2016 Cultural experiences were highlights of exchange year

    It’s hard to believe that, I, Jana Eder from Austria, will be leaving this country after spending 11 months as an AFS exchange student in a special place called Wamego!

  • Letters | June 24, 2016 Ryan’s duty is to the people, not to the GOP or to Trump

    Paul Ryan stated in an interview that he could not avoid endorsing Donald Trump because, as the House leader, it is his job to lead the institution, not to support a chasm.

  • Editorials | June 23, 2016 Good music and good times

    RVers at the Country Stampede might live in relative comfort, but here’s hoping those who pitched tents earlier this week had plenty of ice to cope with heat well in excess of 100 degrees Wednesday.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 23, 2016 Dublin, Stockholm, Copenhagen Journal: May 29-June 16

    It seemed strange, setting off to visit three European capital cities, none of them London, especially odd in this the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death. But that didn’t mean the trip’s agenda had to be devoid of culturally substantial fare.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 23, 2016 Country Stampede, Hanover Days and more

    The end of June brings an economic boom to Manhattan. Wheat harvest starts and thousands of people flock to Tuttle Creek State Park for the annual Kicker County Stampede.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 22, 2016 Sunflower festival offers great music for free

    The crowd was pleased. They heard good music, not over-performed. And they heard it done by a skilled group of musicians, including an honored oboe soloist.

  • Movies | June 21, 2016 ‘Central Intelligence’ has some amusing twists

    The new movie “Central Intelligence” isn’t making a play on the name of the government’s overseas spy organization. Of course, it isn’t required to do so. But this failure says something about the extent to which the script was thought through.

  • General Activities | June 24, 2016 Sparks alone in lead at Classic

    Hunter Sparks took the lead at the Colbert Charity Classic on Thursday, leading the field by one stroke.

  • General Activities | June 23, 2016 Three tied for Colbert lead

    The first round of the Colbert Charity Classic finished with three golfers tied for the lead on Wednesday at Colbert Hills Golf Course.

  • Pro Sports | June 23, 2016 Mets’ stars hurt as Royals lose 4-3

    New York held off the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Wednesday for a two-game sweep in their World Series rematch.

  • General Activities | June 23, 2016 ITA Summer Circuit in Manhattan set for July 1-3

    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Summer Circuit will hold a tournament in Manhattan July 1-3, offering a chance for tennis players from high school to adult the opportunity to take part in one of the fastest growing events in all of tennis.

State & Region
  • June 24, 2016 | State Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

  • June 24, 2016 | State The Latest: Kansas lawmakers end special session on schools

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):

  • June 24, 2016 | State Flying low: Lochte finds trouble en route to US swim trials

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte knew there would be obstacles on his way to qualifying for his fourth Olympics. He just wasn't expecting one while trying to get to the U.S. swimming trials.

  • June 24, 2016 | State Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues.

  • June 23, 2016 | State Kansas GOP lawmakers advance plan to avert school closings

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans advanced an education funding plan Thursday in the Kansas Legislature as the best way to satisfy a court mandate, pushing past doubts that it would avert a threatened shutdown of the state's public schools.


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