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  • March 01, 2014

    Southeast Kansas man’s business plan? Go nuts

    Completely Nuts. Does that sound like an unusual name for business? Today we’ll learn about a young entrepreneur who is involved in several enterprises, but one is focused on a very specific line of products: In fact, the product line is nuts only. Ben

  • Editorials | March 01, 2014

    A partnership worth protecting

    Let’s not wreck the City-University Projects Fund. It has served the interests of both the City of Manhattan and Kansas State University since the city annexed the university in 1994. The fund’s revenue comes primarily from franchise fees and sales taxes — between about $550,000 and $600,000

  • Columns | March 01, 2014

    Kansas is going nowhere

    What accounts for the enthusiasm our political leaders have for being moral busybodies, anti-government enthusiasts and fiscal fantasists? They have the support of an energetic minority of conser-vative middle- and lower-middle class, mostly male, mostly em-ployed adult Kansans who vote for the dream of improving

  • March 01, 2014

    K-State defeats No. 15 Iowa State, 80-73

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home in league play, outlasting Iowa State, 80-73, on Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-9, 10-6 Big 12) used a 16-0 to go ahead 20-9 in the first half, before Iowa State (22-6, 10-6) powered

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    MHS boys beat Seaman, host Topeka at sub-state

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held on to beat Seaman 62-51 Friday night, earning home-court advantage against Topeka High in the first round of sub-state this Thursday in the process. Since Lawrence Free State lost, the Indians hold the tiebreaker over Topeka High and

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    Indians win Centennial League title

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team used a strong second half to beat Seaman and win the Centennial League title Friday night, 47-38. After trailing by five at halftime, Manhattan came out with all the momentum in the third quarter, scoring 10 straight points while holding

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2014

    Vaniers give $60M to KSU

    Kansas State University has received $60 million — the largest private donation in the school’s history — from the Jack Vanier family. University President Kirk Schulz announced the gift, which is structured to provide $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Sorting through the stacks at library’s annual book sale


    From Barbara Delinsky and John Grisham to J.R.R. Tolkien and the most obscure authors, a lot of great reads will be available for purchase at the Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale this weekend. And cheap, of course: All of the books

  • Columns | February 28, 2014

    An evening conversation: want to be an author?

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    It’s not the type of situation made for a long conversation. Imagine a snapshot here: An author is signing books at a store, or perhaps in a mall. There is a lengthy line of folks with copies held open to the proper spot, all

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 28, 2014

    Highland files for re-election

    Ron Highland of Wamego has filed for re-election for his seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Highland represents the 51st district. His first term began in 2013. He is the vice-chair of the House Special Committee on All-Day Kindergarten and also serves on the education,

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