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  • Books | January 05, 2014

    Much anticipated films based on young adult fiction

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    With the popularity of the movie franchises of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” there has been a boom in young adult books being turned into movies. Several YA books were released as movies in 2013, with more to come in 2014. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was one

  • Area Schools | January 05, 2014

    Lanie Page keys Wamego’s 47-18 rout over Mustangs

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    WAMEGO — Paced by junior Lanie Page, the Wamego Red Raiders girls’ basketball team overwhelmed the Rock Creek Mustangs for a 47-18, victory on Friday night. Rock Creek head coach Mike Zabel said Wamego was just “bigger, faster, and stronger.” He added that he would be

  • Area Schools | January 05, 2014

    Rock Creek salvages twin bill with 75-64 boys win

    WAMEGO — Packed to the brim, Wamego and Rock Creek fans squeezed into the gym at Wamego High School expecting a shootout, and that’s exactly what they got. Rock Creek ran away from Wamego, 75-64, in a game that was much closer down the stretch

  • Editorials | January 05, 2014

    We’ve traded privacy for security

    This seems almost impossible, but America must have been asleep until the National Security Agency (NSA) was caught peeping into everyone’s life. Ever since whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents proving the incredible extent of the NSA’s reach, there has been one

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Optimists say ‘thanks’ to all who supported Christmas Tree Lot

    To the Editor:       The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season.  We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us.   &

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Transplanted Manhattanites proud of the Wildcats

    To the Editor: In our winter home, we subscribe to the Desert Sun newspaper in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. We were proud to see the enclosed picture and write-up in the newspaper here (a picture of K-State quarterback Jake Waters eluding Michigan defenders

  • Off The Beat | January 05, 2014

    Memories of smooch planting

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    Family traditions are wonderful things, since they accompany such fond memories. My family had a tradition of eating black-eyed peas, boiled cabbage and corned beef on New Year’s Eve. While I enjoyed the peas and corned beef, I must admit I hated eating the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Four locals arrested for attempted aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department received an attempted aggravated robbery complaint at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Green Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told that Anson Eddy, 30, of Manhattan was approached by at least two subjects. One of these subjects was brandishing

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014

    BLAINE N. THOMAS

    Blaine N. Thomas, 90, a lifetime resident and active community member of Manhattan, died Friday at his home. Blaine was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta (Shields) Thomas. He grew up and attended schools in Manhattan, graduating from Manhattan High School.

  • Obituaries | January 05, 2014

    PHYLLIS MARIE JACK

    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died Dec. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. She was married to Lowell E. Jack on Oct. 10, 1948. He died in 2010. Surviving are Steven Allen Jack and his wife, Randi Tveitaraas Jack, of Lawrence, and


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