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  • General Activities | July 18, 2014

    Manhattan Dirt Devils win title

    The 13-and-under Manhattan Dirt Devils captured the Midwest League USSSA A World Series championship, besting the Sharks of Overland Park, 3-1, on Wednesday at the Fountain Bluff complex in Liberty, Mo. The Dirt Devils went 7-0 in the tournament, which included teams from Missouri, Kansas,

  • General Activities | July 18, 2014

    Optimist EXTREME finish 4th

    The Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under XTREME placed fourth in a tournament in Augusta recently. They defeated McPherson Lady Express 13-1, Wichita Rampage 11-0 and the Derby Iron Maidens 12-1. They tied the Wichita Kansas Cannons, 0-0.  Manhattan lost to the Augusta Jets, 3-2, in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 17, 2014

    Nichols closer to trial in murder case

    Who played what roles in John Burroughs’ death last September remains to be determined, but a Riley County District Court judge on Wednesday ruled that there’s probable cause to believe a Kansas City man may be one of the murderers. Judge Meryl Wilson bound

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    Board considers 1-mill increase

    District officials recommended a 1-mill levy increase and an increase in budget authority to the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday, though no decisions have been made. In a budget work session, director of business services Lew Faust said that he recommended increasing the mill

  • Local |Education | July 17, 2014

    District to launch updated website

    USD 383’s district website has undergone an extreme makeover and will launch on Monday. Director of communications and school safety Michele Jones presented information about the modernized site — still http://www.usd383.org — to the school board at Wednesday’s meeting. Jones said that the

  • General Activities | July 17, 2014

    Junior 17ers win Zone championship

    After an up-and-down regular season, the American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers are headed to state. Behind a 10-5 victory over the Junction City Jays on Wednesday, the 17ers advanced to next week’s single-A state tournament in Leavenworth against seven of the state’s

  • Editorials | July 17, 2014

    U.S. should keep talking with Iran

    If, as seems apparent, the United States is unable to reach a deal with Iran by Sunday’s deadline to limit that country’s nuclear program, the United States will have three basic alternatives. We can escalate sanctions in the hope of forcing Iran to

  • Letters | July 17, 2014

    It’s been a wonderful year in an ‘utterly amazing town’

    To the Editor: My name is Oliver Liebe, and I am an exchange student from Denmark. My year in the U.S. has been an amazing adventure, an emotional roller coaster of longing for home and wanting to stay — but I would not have traded

  • Arts & Leisure | July 17, 2014

    Final municipal band concert, ‘contra dance’ and more

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    The final 2014 concert of the Manhattan Municipal Band is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Norvell Band Shell in City Park. Enjoy everything from classic marches like “Wildcat March,” to the standards in “Sinatra in Concert” and jazz beats in “Dixieland Jam.” A variety of

  • Football | July 17, 2014

    Wildcats picked 3rd in Big 12 poll

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    Expectations will be high for the Kansas State football team this season after media members picked the Wildcats to finish third in the Big 12 Conference. Just days ahead of the league’s media gathering next week in Dallas, the Big 12 released its poll Thursday morning,


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