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  • January 31, 2014

    Brooks suspended by MHS officials

    When the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team takes the court at Emporia Saturday night, it will do so without head coach Tim Brooks. Brooks confirmed Friday morning that he has been suspended pending the results of an internal investigation, with an update to his status

  • January 30, 2014

    K-State tennis to open home slate this weekend

    The 55th-ranked Kansas State tennis team will open the home portion of its spring season on Friday at 1 p.m. against Northern Iowa at the Body First Tennis and Fitness Center in Manhattan and will continue its four-match homestand on Saturday against Liberty at noon.

  • January 30, 2014

    MHS girls rout Hays in MAC opener

    MCPHERSON — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Mid-America Classic, beating Hays 60-24 to earn a berth in Friday’s semifinals. Manhattan got off to a slow start, but built up a 28-9 lead by halftime and

  • Columns | January 30, 2014

    Regents can, must do better

    I was raised in a family of five children. Our terminal de-grees range from construction engineering to theater to second-ary education to nutrition. My father was a corporate executive. He sold tires — lots of them. My mother was a geography teacher in middle school and

  • Editorials | January 30, 2014

    Let’s win the Souper Bowl

    The “Souper Bowl” is not a new event in Manhattan, but its planned resurgence is most welcome. The Souper Bowl, a play on the NFL’s Super Bowl, is a benefit for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. At its peak about a decade ago, volunteers staffed

  • Obituaries | January 30, 2014


    John Earl Kent, 70, of Olsburg, died Wednesday at the Community Hospital in Onaga. He was the assistant director of facilities at Kansas State University in Manhattan for 40 years until retiring in 2008. The family provided some of the following information. John was born on Sept. 22, 1943, in

  • Obituaries | January 30, 2014


    A memorial graveside service for Hans Edward Hart, 57, of Manhattan, who died Dec. 16, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. He worked at Fort Riley for the Department of the Army in the Human Resources Development Division.  To send

  • Local |Education | January 30, 2014

    Principals report to board

    Principals from all district schools offered wide-ranging reports to the USD 383 school board Wednesday — discussing their schools’ progress and their needs during a special meeting devoted entirely to site council reports. The last time the district’s various principals delivered these reports was in November

  • Obituaries | January 30, 2014


    Willis Boyd “Bud” Beckley, 74, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 7, 1940. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Columns | January 30, 2014

    An evening conversation: Home, sweet home

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Yes, we’re a day late here — but Kansas has been around 153 years, so waiting 24 hours for my birthday wishes won’t exactly rock the state. Besides, this one comes straight from the heart. I grew up in northern California, so my friends back home

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