Lifestyle

  • General Activities | August 21, 2014

    Optimist softball team tryouts set for this Sunday

    Tryouts for Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under fastpitch softball will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Optimist Park. All players age 15-18 are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jeff Brummett at (785) 556-3391 or Julie Brummett at (785) 313-1882.

  • Local | August 20, 2014

    Whooping cough spreading in Pott Co

    While many people are concerned about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, another disease — more contagious, though less deadly — is spreading in Pottawatomie County. Health officials have reported more than 80 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in the Wamego and St. Marys areas since

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 20, 2014

    Viral ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for ALS hits K-State

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reached Kansas State University recently. K-State football captains BJ Finney, Jake Waters, Ryan Mueller, Jonathan Truman and Tyler Lockett “challenged” other K-Staters in a YouTube video after Hollywood actor and K-State alumnus Eric Stonestreet challenged them to dump buckets of

  • August 20, 2014

    2 sisters testify in rape trial

    Two sisters who accuse Christopher Bates of raping them last summer testified in Riley County District Court on Tuesday during his trial. One of the sisters, who was 12 years old at the time, testified in person in Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom. The other, who

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 20, 2014

    Commission passes not-quite-flat mill levy 3-2

    The city commission adopted its 2015 budget on Tuesday despite Mayor Wynn Butler and Commissioner John Matta sticking to their guns on aiming for a flat mill levy. The 2015 budget is $134.13 million with a mill levy of 43.942 mills, an increase of $3.34 million and 0.518 mills from 2014. Commissioners

  • Local |Business | August 20, 2014

    City says hotel must pay for alley

    Bluemont Hotel developer Excel Group won’t be getting help from neighboring property owners in funding improvements for the alley that runs behind the hotel. On Tuesday, the Manhattan City Commission unanimously rejected a petition from the developer that would have required property owners from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 20, 2014

    Details about shooting revealed at hearing

    Details about a Manhattan shooting were revealed at a man’s preliminary hearing on Tuesday in a case that has caused a rift between a victim’s family and the local police department. Witnesses were brought in for a hearing for Daeshawn Bryant, 18, whom attorneys

  • Editorials | August 20, 2014

    A grisly ‘Message to America’

    The beheading of James W. Foley, an American freelance photojournalist, by a member of the Islamic State, was nothing less than barbaric — evil. So is the threat to execute another captured American journalist unless President Barack Obama halts the U.S. bombing campaign against the

  • Letters | August 20, 2014

    Let’s watch what we do rather than fault others

    To the Editor: I am a firm believer in the Bible’s approach that, “As you give, you will receive.” While there is not a one-to-one effect of karma in our lives, it is true that if you sow the wind, you will reap the

  • Letters | August 20, 2014

    Pleas to save bases reflect our dependence on military

    To the editor: Letters written to beg the continuance of military spending in various communities -— including our own — illustrate the dangers of our growing dependency on the military, industrial and business complex that Kansas native son Dwight Eisenhower warned us against as he departed


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