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  • Editorials | March 14, 2014

    Leave sex education up to local boards

    Kansas lawmakers, hypersensitive about anything resembling a federal mandate, don’t mind interfering with local governing bodies. One example this session involves sex education. Specifically, it involves a bill that would require that parents consent in writing before their children can receive sex education or

  • Editorials | March 14, 2014

    It’s about time raffles were legal

    It has been odd, even hypocritical, for a state that since 1986 has sponsored a lottery and that now permits and profits from casino gambling to prohibit raffles. Thus, it was good to see the Kansas Senate this week overwhelmingly approve a measure that would allow

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | March 14, 2014

    Why didn’t school fights appear in the newspaper?


    Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 14, 2014

    Suspect in Manhattan bank robbery indicted

    TOPEKA — A suspect in the November 2013 robbery of Kansas State Bank has been indicted with federal charges.  The indictment against Ronald David Brown, Jr., 39, alleges that on Nov. 27 last year, he robbed the Manhattan bank at 1101 Bluemont Ave. He is charged with one count

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 14, 2014

    Huelskamp to speak

    Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that he will be in Manhattan next week for a town hall meeting. He will be in town at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Manhattan Fire Department assembly room, 2000 Denison Ave. Rep. Huelskamp is making his yearly rounds to District 1’

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 14, 2014

    KSU student wins design award in Kansas City

    A study abroad experience helped a Kansas State University interior architecture & product design student bring home top honors in a “monster” of a design competition. Josef Lang, fourth year interior design & architecture student in the university’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design,

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 14, 2014

    KSU aims to increase study abroad numbers by decade’s end

    Kansas State University is joining with the Institute of International Education to encourage more students to have international academic experiences. The university will help the institute’s Generation Study Abroad commitment to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of

  • Obituaries | March 14, 2014


    Dr. David E. McKnight, 81, of Emporia, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. Dr. McKnight was born July 1, 1932, in Eskridge, the son of James and Lillian (Buchheim) McKnight. He graduated from Eskridge High School and from the Kansas State University School

  • Columns | March 14, 2014

    Medicaid expansion too costly

    There’s no such thing as “free” money” right? Those who support Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid in Kansas think there is. According to them, expanding the low-income health-care program will give Kansans the coverage they need at no cost to our state. It’s

  • Obituaries | March 14, 2014


    C. Calvin Hansen, 94, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House in Manhattan. He was born on June 3, 1919, in Kansas City, Kan., and had been a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616

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