• Gipson shines in final visit to the Phog Gibson.phatch

    LAWRENCE — Thomas Gipson is no stranger to James Naismith Court. The Kansas State senior has seen minutes on it since he was a freshman, and like his team, has had little to show for it. Gipson had zero points in 13 .

  • World needs greater exchange of ideas

    We’ve been thinking about free speech and radical Islam, in light of the massacre and aftermath involving the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. As readers probably recall, two men opened fire in the office of that publication on Jan. 7, killing 11 .

  • Public Building Commission infringes on our rights

    To the Editor: Regarding our newly formed Public Building Commission: I am writing with a sense of urgency here, asking for help from all fellow registered Riley County voters.  If you are not registered, there’s no better time .

  • ‘Sister Act,’ Tracy Lawrence and more

    SUNDAY Family Valentines Workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. Make Valentines for all the special people in your life. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per participant, $3 for members. Beach Museum of Art. UPC Film:  Boyhood,  8 p.m. .

  • Valerie Plame’s ‘Burned’ falls short of memorable

    “Burned” is Valerie Plame’s second novel, and like her first one, “Blowback,” it was co-written by Sarah Lovett. Lovett is a more experienced novelist; Plame is a former CIA counterespionage agent married to a former U.S. ambassador, Joseph .

  • The Hillerman Prize: The best of Western mysteries Marcia.allen1

    I still miss having a fresh, new Tony Hillerman mystery to read. I never tired of reading the latest adventures of law officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee as they patiently sorted out the facts of murders and thefts that .

  • Working mom becomes trainer, figure competitor Barr3.phatch

    Erin Barr felt uncomfortable in her own skin. The last thing on her mind was ever showing off that skin, let alone allowing herself to be judged. No different than a million other mothers, Erin struggled to find time for .

  • K-State student named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

    Kansas State University student Jessica Leichter was named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation supports students majoring in elementary education across the country .

  • MHS student to travel to Washington, D.C. for conference

    Madeline Marshall, a student at Manhattan High School was selected to represent Manhattan as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Marshall joins a select group of students from all over the .

  • Benedictine College names local honor roll students

    ATCHINSON — Benedictine College recognized students who have distinguished themselves academically during the fall semester. Madison Bowser and Danyel Rakowitz of Wamego were named to the dean’s list. To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit .

  • UNL names area dean’s list, honor roll students

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its deans’ list/honor roll for the fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year. Those named included the following area students: Manhattan: Anna Rae Murphy , dean’s list, senior, music major;  .

  • FHCS hosts scholar’s bowl tournament

    Hayden High School in Topeka took home top honors in the Flint Hills Christian School Varsity Invitational Scholar’s Bowl meet last week. They defeated Wamego High in the championship match.  St. John’s Catholic School in Beloit finished .





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