Matthew Waters shapes the top of a stocking ice sculpture Saturday at Blue Earth Plaza. The holiday-themed ice sculpting contest was hosted at the plaza for the first time as part of the Festival of Lights. Members of the public voted for their favorite sculpture and the first, second and third place winners got $500, $300 and $100, respectively, in Little Apple Dollars.


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  • COLD CARVING Icecarving

    The artists worked on their sculptures from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • TAKING OFF Image 4

    Work continues on the new meet-and-greet area at Manhattan Regional Airport. Completion of the second phase of the terminal expansion, which will triple the size of the old terminal, is expected by the end of the year. The second phase will also include a baggage claim and a new location for car rentals. The food service area will remain unfinished as city officials seek a new request for proposals for a restaurant.


  • This fight can bring us long-term harm

    I attended the school board forum Wednesday night at Manhattan High School to listen to student and citizen input on the proposal to change the school’s symbol.

  • Better, perhaps, but not yet good

    It’s not good when one of the highlights of Kansas’ most recent monthly revenue report is that the state whittled $1.

  • Merkel, Germany struggle

    Since the end of World War II, it has been a truism that as Germany goes, so goes Europe.


    • Mayor’s parade lights up Manhattan in ‘magical’ fashion

      The streets of Manhattan lit up Friday evening as bicycles, fire trucks, bands and trains paraded through town.

    • Club news

      Ashland Boosters 4-H Club To start off the November meeting, Claire Larkins called the meeting to order.

    • DIY books can help keep cabin-fever away

      Winter break is approaching and although the weather has been mild, the fact remains: winter break means kids cooped up at home.


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  • Mascot’s fate rests with 7 on board

    After almost a year of hearing opinions on the use of Manhattan High School’s Indian mascot, the seven Manhattan- Ogden board members will be tasked with making a decision on its future.

  • MCC to add men’s, women’s tennis

    Manhattan Christian College athletic director Shawn Condra announced the addition of men’s and women’s tennis in 2017-18.

  • Valley Heights beats Riley County

    If you left after the first quarter of Riley County’s game against Valley Heights, you probably wouldn’t have envisioned the end result.

State & Region

  • Botched balloting keeps tiny Kansas town from dissolving

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people, and its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric bill for a half-dozen or so street lights that illuminate the unpaved streets.

  • No. 4 Kansas cruises to 89-74 victory over Stanford

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jerrod Haase received a long, loud ovation upon his return to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

  • Kansas State women upend No. 23 Auburn 71-66

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kindred Wesemann scored 16 points and Kansas State made 12 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to turn back No. 23 Auburn 71-66 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Thursday night.

  • Vick leads No. 4 Kansas to 91-61 rout of Long Beach State

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick scored a career-high 23 points on near-perfect shooting, Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night.

  • Woman accused of killing mom, taking baby fights extradition

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman accused of faking a pregnancy before killing a mother and kidnapping her newborn daughter is fighting extradition to Kansas.

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