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  • Local | April 02, 2014

    Two services planned for Manhattan woman

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    Funeral services have been arranged for former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon. McClendon, 18, died early Sunday morning after falling from a 10th-floor apartment balcony near Arizona State University in Tempe, where she was a freshman. Services for her will be at 7 p.m.

  • Local |Business | April 02, 2014

    Hotel occupancy down slightly for 2014

    Occupancy is down this year at local hotels, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city has 1,263 hotel rooms, and on average only 563 of those were filled, according to data through February. That’s an occupancy rate of 44.6 percent, down from 58.7 percent in 2012 and 56.3

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | April 02, 2014

    City approves $430,000 for Tallgrass

    City commissioners unanimously approved Tallgrass Brewing Company’s economic development application Tuesday. The city is entering an agreement with Tallgrass, providing up to $430,000 over the next 10 years. “As a whole, I think the project will be interesting to watch and a great show of helping

  • Editorials | April 02, 2014

    Pope’s humble ways catching on

    Roman Catholic bishops, some more quickly than others, appear to be learning from the example that Pope Francis — their leader and the leader of Roman Catholics the world over — has set since he was chosen last year. This pope, unlike his predecessors, has declined to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2014

    JC woman charged with DUI in accident

    A woman was arrested Tuesday night on charges of driving under the influence and several other charges after her car crashed on East Chestnut Street in Junction City, sending a teen passenger to the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Tammy Patterson, 38, of Junction City,

  • Columns | April 02, 2014

    Rule would protect wetlands

    Protecting streams and wet-lands in the Midwest under the Clean Water Act helps our communities and is vital to our health, safety and quality of life. Local rivers in Kansas — like the Kaw, Arkansas, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Neosho and Ninnes-cah — along with their network of

  • Manhattan High School | April 02, 2014

    MHS soccer routs Chargers 8-0


    Playing its first match at home against Topeka West, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team got its first win of the season Tuesday night, soundly defeating the Chargers 8-0. While it wasn’t a complete performance in the eyes of head coach Mike Sanchez, it

  • Manhattan High School | April 02, 2014

    Price named league player of the year

    After an undefeated Centennial League title run and a trip to the Class 6A state tournament, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has seen its share of postseason honors roll in. Tuesday, the all-Centennial League teams were announced, with the Indians sweeping two of the

  • Arts, Leisure | April 02, 2014

    You probably won’t be awake by the end of ‘Noah’


    There are several obvious angles I could take in writing about the new movie “Noah.” I could write about how its story conforms or doesn’t conform to the one in the Bible. I could write about the very odd promotional campaign the studio ran

  • Manhattan High School | April 02, 2014

    Indians split opener with Derby, East

    Especially in the spring, it’s hard to tell exactly what to expect in a team’s season opener. With only a handful of outside practices, the speed of the game ramps up when everything counts, often leading to inconsistent play. That’s what plagued

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