Monday, July 25, 2016



Battle drive

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Seth Ramsey with the American Red Cross moves a donor station into position Monday before the start of the annual Manhattan Battle of the Badges blood drive at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The two-day drive ends at 6:30 p.m. Monday and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.


K-State Sports
  • Men's Basketball | July 23, 2016 K-State men’s basketball to hold open practice

    Fans will get a chance to see the Kansas State men’s basketball team before it departs on a 10-day trip to Italy and Switzerland, as the squad will hold an open practice on Aug. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum.

  • Soccer | July 23, 2016 K-State soccer to host scrimmages

    The Wildcats will hold a Purple/White scrimmage on Aug. 6 and will welcome in Washburn on Aug. 16. Both scrimmages are scheduled for a 7 p.m., start.

  • 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
  • Local legend
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    When Chancey Larson was a senior in high school, he decided to enter the Kaw Valley Rodeo as a local participant.


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


Opinion
  • Editorials | July 23, 2016 LGBT inclusion is a step forward

    If including individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity in Manhattan’s anti-discrimination ordinance was little more than a gesture, it was a powerful gesture.

  • Letters | July 23, 2016 Keep lawns green, healthy while minimizing water use

    Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association (IA) initiative designed to increase awareness of efficient outdoor water use practices.

  • Letters | July 23, 2016 Socialism is easy to fault but we’re dependent on it

    The average person on the street has become so used to government handouts that we fail to even recognize it as socialism. Confronted, the response is, if we don’t take it, someone else will.

  • Letters | July 23, 2016 Protect America’s good cops and throw out the bad ones

    Murderous people in the cover of blue uniforms go unpunished and those who feel oppressed rise up in fury. In no way do I condone this violence, but I can understand it.

Lifestyle
  • Off The Beat | July 23, 2016 Digging in at the beach

    Having grown up in Massachusetts a short drive from the coast, one of the things I miss, especially during the summer, is going to the beach.

  • Books | July 23, 2016 Egan presents story of unlikely Civil War hero

    He is a larger-than-life character, and Timothy Egan paints a richly textured portrait of Meagher, Ireland, Tasmania and America in a time of turmoil and tragedy.

  • Books | July 23, 2016 Unlucky horoscope causes problems in ‘Queen’

    In the kingdom of Bharata, every newborn child’s horoscope is read from the stars, imparting a determination of fate that can raise fortunes or curse lives.

  • Books | July 23, 2016 Pokémon GO: Millennials’ new favorite pastime

    Pokémon GO has rekindled the nerd flame for anyone who grew up dreaming of training their own creatures to battle others. To be honest, for millennials of all ages, Pokémon never actually left.

Sports
  • Pro Sports | July 25, 2016 Royals drop below .500 after Rangers loss

    Delino DeShields homered in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Texas Rangers beat the Royals 2-1 on Sunday. The loss dropped the Royals to 48-49, the first time the World Series champions have been below .500 since May 15.

  • General Activities | July 23, 2016 Larson enjoys competing at local rodeo

    When Chancey Larson was a senior in high school, he decided to enter the Kaw Valley Rodeo as a local participant.

  • Pro Sports | July 23, 2016 Rangers hold off Royals, 7-4

    Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre homered and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Saturday night.

  • 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.

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