• Manhattan High School | September 12, 2014

    Indians go 1-2 at tough Silver Lake quad

    In its toughest quadrangular meet of the season, the Manhattan High volleyball team managed a 1-2 record at Silver Lake Thursday night, defeating the host team before dropping its last two matches against league foes. The Indians came out firing on all cylinders, dispatching Silver

  • Editorials | September 12, 2014

    A chilly dose of things to come

    For some folks, a high temperature in the low 50s in the first half of September is an almost unimaginable gift — yet another in a series of cool spells in what is normally a warm season. For others, however, today’s not-very-warm temperature — and worse,

  • Columns | September 12, 2014

    What if voters had ‘zero option’?

    Frustration with political candidates is nothing new. For decades political science’s truism about Congress held: People hated the institution but loved their congressman. Things are different in 2014. In June, a Rasmussen poll reported that only 25 percent of respondents indicated they believed their member of

  • Obituaries | September 12, 2014


    Marcus Oliphant, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Salina. The family provided the following information. Marc was born in Offerle on June 8, 1929. He married Phyllis Garman on Aug. 27, 1950, in Courtland. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in July of 1951 and served in the Korean War.&

  • Obituaries | September 12, 2014


    Veronica Ann Barry, 84, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Sept.11, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. The family provided the following information. Veronica was born on Feb. 9, 1930, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime resident in the area. Veronica attended grade school in the country school on McDowell

  • Obituaries | September 12, 2014


    JoAnn Margaret Prior, 75, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at her residence. The family provided the following information. JoAnn was born on Aug.18, 1939, in Seneca, the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Jenkins) Schmelzle. JoAnn graduated from Msgr. Luckey High School. She had worked at McCall Pattern

  • Men's Basketball | September 12, 2014

    K-State vs. A&M tickets on sale Sept. 15

    Tickets for Kansas State’s matchup with former Big 12 foe Texas A&M in the Wildcat Classic on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m., Monday, athletic officials announced this week.

  • September 12, 2014

    K-State club soccer hosting youth clinic

    K-State’s club soccer team will hold a youth soccer clinic on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium on the K-State campus. The clinic is for youth ages 6 and up and will cost $15. The clinic will be a fun time focused on soccer

  • General Activities | September 12, 2014

    Neils’ team 7th at rowing championships

    At the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam — Aug. 24-31 — Manhattan native Andrew Neils and his team of four placed seventh in the Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls Final. The team finished behind defending champion Greece, Germany, China, Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Neils’ team finished

  • Area Schools | September 12, 2014

    EMS cross country begins its season

    The Eisenhower Middle School cross country team began it’s season with meets on Sept. 7 at the Manhattan Invitational and Sept. 9 at the Wamego Invitational. Ella Rosenkranz led the way for the seventh grade girls in Manhattan, taking third. Luke Wichmann was first for the

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