Thursday, May 5, 2016



Sibling planting

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Jazmin Ramirez and Eden Randolph work together to fill a planter Wednesday evening during a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Members of the K-State Horticulture Club brought plants donated from Blueville Nursery to the house to plant.


K-State Sports
  • Baseball | May 05, 2016 Wiley strikes out 10, Cats win 5-2

    Freshman Logan Wiley struck out a career-high 10 batters in five innings, helping K-State fan its most in a game since 2013 with 15, as the Wildcats trumped Wichita State, 5-2, on Wednesday.

  • Women's Basketball | May 04, 2016 K-State extends Mittie through 2022

    Athletic director John Currie announced Mittie, just the second coach in program history to guide the Wildcats to consecutive postseason appearances in the first two seasons, signed a contract amendment granting him an extension.

  • Baseball | May 04, 2016 Wildcats rally early to beat Shockers

    Brogan Heinen’s first college start didn’t look promising early on. His teammates got behind him in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs and powering on to a 9-5 win over the Shockers.

  • Men's Basketball | May 03, 2016 Weber invests in Illinois custard shop

    Four years after he was fired by the University of Illinois, basketball coach Bruce Weber is making a comeback in Champaign. He’s bringing former Illini football coach Ron Turner with him, too.

Galleries
  • Manhattan High Soccer: No Problems
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    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.


  • Spring Showcase
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    Much like last season’s spring scrimmage, Joe Hubener, Alex Delton and Jesse Ertz shared the job all afternoon during a 35-21 victory for the Purple at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


Opinion
  • Editorials | May 04, 2016 No real surprise: outlook ‘negative’

    Moody’s Investor Services, an international bonding agency, on Tuesday lowered its credit outlook on Kansas from “stable” to “negative.” That can’t have surprised anyone who works in the Statehouse.

  • Editorials | May 03, 2016 Stadium concert a winning idea

    Area football fans who enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays expect to leave satisfied after having watched the Kansas State Wildcats put on a good — and winning — performance.

  • Editorials | May 02, 2016 Budget will balance but opportunity lost

    The weekend was not one of the Legislature’s finer moments, but such moments are elusive when the challenge is addressing shortfalls in this fiscal year and next fiscal year of some $290 million.

  • Editorials | April 30, 2016 USD 378 bond issue deserves approval

    One of these days, enough patrons of the Riley County School District will realize that waiting for a perfect set of proposals to improve their schools — one that does everything anyone could want and lowers taxes in the process — is a sure way to postpone improvements.

Lifestyle
  • Arts & Leisure | May 05, 2016 Joe Diffie, Furniture Amnesty Day, plant sale and more

    Manhattan is going to be a little green this weekend; John Deere Green, that is, as Joe Diffie, country music superstar, comes to The Hat.

  • Movies | May 04, 2016 New film ‘Keanu’ surprisingly amusing

    Is this what the Key and Peele audience wants from these performers? That’s the big question here. Those of us who don’t watch a lot of cable TV shows won’t have that problem, though.

  • Arts & Leisure | May 03, 2016 Tickets on sale for orchestra

    Tickets are on sale for this year’s Orchestra on the Oregon Trail, an outdoor concert featuring the Topeka Symphony Orchestra that will be held at Alcove Spring Historic Park near Marysville and Blue Rapids.

  • Movies | May 03, 2016 Little reason to see long, dull ‘Mother’s Day’

    So we’ve had Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” and Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve.” And now we have Garry Marshall’s “Mother’s Day.” Each of them uses some of the same actors and exactly the same story scheme.

Sports
  • Pro Sports | May 05, 2016 Royals get pounded by Nats, 13-2

    Kris Medlen got pounded off the mound in the third inning. Eric Hosmer got tossed in the sixth. The rest of the Kansas City Royals were probably jealous of them.

  • Manhattan High School | May 05, 2016 MHS football announces captains

    The Manhattan High football staff has announced four captains for the 2016 campaign and has released the schedule, which has a new look as Class 6A and 5A transition to a new playoff system.

  • Area Schools | May 05, 2016 Rock Creek baseball sweeps Wabaunsee

    The Rock Creek baseball team secured a pair of wins in a sweep of Wabaunsee on Tuesday, winning the opening game 4-0 and taking the nightcap, 12-2, in five innings.

  • Area Schools | May 05, 2016 Rock Creek softball gets road sweep

    On Tuesday, Rock Creek softball went to Alma for a pair of long games, winning 16-11 in the opener and 20-6 in the nightcap.

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