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  • 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 .

  • ‘Elf’ gives local kids good introduction to Broadway G.w.clift1

    The first of the Christmas season offerings in K-State’s McCain Auditorium series undoubtedly entertained the kids in the audience while giving them a painless introduction to some of the conventions of the Broadway musical. The show was “Elf,” based .

  • MHS officials confirm pertussis case

    A Manhattan High student has been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough. School officials reported the case in a letter to parents last week. Whooping cough, which is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, causes an uncontrollable cough .

  • Votes scheduled for City Hall expansion, auditorium upgrades

    The Manhattan City Commission could move the City Hall expansion project forward on Tuesday during its meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission has a first reading on the ordinance authorizing the proposed expansion that .

  • Fairy Godmothers planning Lingerie Luncheon

    Lingerie filling the clotheslines at Manhattan Arts Center Wednesday isn’t being hung out to dry. It’s hanging to help local women in need. The Fairy Godmothers, an organization founded by women in Manhattan to help other local women .

  • Internet sales tax could boost county revenue

    The Riley County Commission is trying to raise public awareness about the cost of having no Internet sales tax, something that they said is costing the state and county millions of dollars in revenue. House Speaker John Boehner said Monday .

  • ISIS’ barbarism again on display

    Perhaps one day we will get used to reports that the Islamic State has beheaded yet another innocent person. Let’s hope not. Let’s hope that such killings, which President Barack Obama rightly described as acts “of pure evil,” .

  • GeoWeek is an occasion to learn about geography

    To the Editor: I’m a graduate student with the Department of Geography at Kansas State University and a resident of Manhattan. This week, Nov, 16-22, is Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). GeoWeek is an annual awareness program organized by National .

  • KSU’s ‘developing scholars’ left us with a nice feeling

    To the Editor: We very much appreciate the KSU’s Developing Scholars Program for its “Rake ‘n Run” community service event. The leaves in our yard were at least 3 inches deep. About 13 students worked in the yard for at least .

  • Manhattan’s Harkin wins tennis tourney

    Manhattan’s Daniel Harkin won a top regional tennis championship this past weekend in Topeka. Harkin won the boys 12-and-under singles title at the November Sweet 16 tournament. That event is a competition among the top 16 applicants from the five-state Missouri .






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