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  • Some smoking bans go too far

    The world is full of surprises. For instance, this morning we were surprised to learn that Dallas — yes, Big D Dallas — is preparing an ordinance to ban smoking in its 381 city parks. The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board has voted .

  • Get involved in important downzoning proposal

    To the Editor, The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. In response to this situation, Manhattan city planners and their consultants have proposed to downzone a significant part of this .

  • Make plans to donate during memorial blood drive

    To the Editor: As the holidays approach, we would like to encourage all who are able to consider donating blood at the Nov. 20-21 “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive in Manhattan. November blood drives are especially critical because donations .

  • Book chronicles first all-women’s college in Kansas

    SALINA — From advocating women’s education in the early 1900s to hosting John F. Kennedy on campus, Kansas State University Salina language arts professor Pat Ackerman writes about the special past of her alma mater in her book “Marymount College .

  • Professor urges signers to review health plan

    Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15, and a Kansas State University community health specialist says there are some key changes to keep in mind when selecting a plan. The health insurance market place is open through Feb. 15, 2015. .

  • Deer poached on property used for youth hunts

    LARNED — As an avid hunter, Tim Schaller is always angered when he finds a deer poached on his property. Many times he has found bodies of bucks, with heads and antlers removed, on the land he owns and leases in .

  • Wildcats rally to beat Kangaroos Mbb1.phatch

    In a shaky first half, Kansas State never looked like it could sustain the momentum to come from behind and beat UMKC. The Wildcats put that to rest quickly in the second half, though, taking the lead with 15:58 to play .

  • Lockett is semifinalist for Biletnikoff Lockettcolor.phatch

    Kansas State senior receiver Tyler Lockett is one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding college receiver, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced Monday. K-State’s record holder in receiving yards, Lockett is the .

  • Foster named candidate for Wooden Award

    Kansas State guard Marcus Foster is one of 50 preseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday. The Wooden list, which reflects the early frontrunners for one of college basketball’s premier player of .

  • K-State comes back to beat UMKC, 83-73

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team almost became the second upset victim of the UMKC Kangaroos, but found a way to prevail in the second half, 83-73. The Wildcats (2-0) trailed the Roos, who opened the season with a .

  • Local priest revels in parenthood after arrival of first child Neighbor.phatch

    Life changes for a father when he becomes a father. The Rev. Patrick Funston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, who ministers to approximately 200 members, welcomed a baby girl, Eirnín Marjory Funston, into the world on Oct. 19. “She’s .

  • Court security tabbed at $235K

    Riley County commissioners are looking into getting a more secure entrance for the Riley County Courthouse. Bruce McMillan of Bruce McMillan Architects in Manhattan presented plans for the project, which would create a security queue on the lower level of .






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