• Golf | May 02, 2016

    Gandon ties for 4th at Big 12 Championship

    TRINITY, Texas — Kansas State men’s golfer Jeremy Gandon matched the second-best finish ever by a Wildcat at the Big 12 Championship after his 1-over par 73 during Sunday’s final round tied him for fourth place at the Whispering Pines Golf Club. Gandon’s 72-hole score

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 01, 2016

    When two drunk strangers meet in an Aggieville bar the issue of consent becomes a legal question.


    Drunk sex is not rape. So went the claim, more or less, of the defense attorney during closing arguments in a recent rape trial in Riley County District Court. His client was a 21-year-old K-State student who met a stranger at a bar in Aggieville

  • Arts & Leisure | May 01, 2016

    Comic book, animated films dominate summer

    Summer is for super heroes, outer space, animated animals and super-intelligent secret agents on the run. That’s right, it’s blockbuster movie season. Of all the movies released this summer, these are the ones people will talk about the most. You might even catch

  • Local | May 01, 2016

    MHS students transform mall into an Arabian night


    Forty strands of lights, an endless amount of ribbon and about 500 cookies. That’s just a portion of what Adelaide Bliss said it takes to put together the Manhattan High School Prom. Bliss, who is the Student Council vice president for the junior class, arrived

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 01, 2016

    Lawmakers sign off on ‘revenge porn’ bill

    A bill that makes “revenge porn” a felony awaits a signature from Gov. Sam Brownback. “I’m hoping for a bill signing on that for Tuesday,” said Rep. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan. Carlin has worked for the past two sessions on making it a criminal act

  • Off The Beat | May 01, 2016

    Say ‘uncle’ ...and ‘aunt’


    Even at my advanced age, I often think about my aunts and uncles, and my memories of them make me feel like a kid again. While I was growing up, I was particularly close to two sets of aunts and uncles on my mom’s

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 01, 2016

    Commissioners to give input on parks plan to advisory board

    The Manhattan City Commission will once again attempt to provide feedback Monday on Parks and Recreation facility recommendations. The city canceled a joint work session with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on the subject last week because of Tuesday’s storms and a tornado

  • Books | May 01, 2016

    Unlikely friends face trials of high school

    You know that high school classmate you wouldn’t be caught dead associating with? Given the right cocktail of bad choices, dangerous circumstances and shared terror, they just might become the person you’re clinging to for dear life. “Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah” takes four

  • Books | May 01, 2016

    Alter takes readers on Himalayan spy adventure

    Mussoorie, an anonymous town along the Indian border with Tibet, has a curious population breakdown. It draws a modest number of tourists, has a military detachment and is home to a number of Brits, some of whom have been there for decades and call India

  • Obituaries | April 30, 2016


    Vernon Carl Larson, 93, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Meadowlark Retirement Center. The family provided some of the following information. It is the family’s confidence that Vernon is now in Heaven, with Jesus Christ his Savior, and reunited with his family members who have preceded him

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