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  • Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2013

    Ups and downs of the televised version of Friday’s game

    Many K-State fans who could not make it to Bill Snyder Family Stadium Friday night watched their Wildcats lose 24-21 to North Dakota State on the new Fox Sports 1 Network. Craig Bolerjack handled the play-by-play with Joey Harrington on color and Ryan Nece providing sideline

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    The scenic life goes public

    Low income rental .phatch

    A new federally aided housing project opened Friday in the city’s rapidly developing Scenic Drive area. The Scenic Pointe project is a product of an entity called Midwest Housing, which invested more than $4 million collected from private donors. At a total development cost of $5

  • Arts, Leisure | September 01, 2013

    Former Manhattanite wins world air guitar title

    After losing by one-tenth of a point in the US Air Guitar Championship, former Manhattan resident Eric Melin was ready to hang up his invisible guitar. Melin had won the Kansas City division of the championship since he began his air guitaring career in 2009, but

  • Off The Beat | September 01, 2013

    Reunited, and it feels so good


    There’s nothing like being called by an old nickname to take you right back to high school. “Hey, Momo!” one of my classmates called out as I approached our reunion picnic recently. The name fit like a well-worn pair of shoes — comfortable, even after 10

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    Campaign goal: $500,000

    United Way of Riley County, an organization that raises money and connects volunteers to nonprofit social service programs, revealed its fundraising goal for 2014 at a campaign kickoff Saturday. The new goal is $500,000. Leeann Smith Desper, United Way’s executive director, said it’s a smaller

  • Columns |Football | September 01, 2013

    Guggisberg: K-State was overmatched on defense


    When some families reunite, this is what it looks like. It’s dramatic. It’s frustrating. By the end of it, you might see tears, or you might be burning with anger. But when the Kansas State football family gets together each year, it’s

  • Volleyball | September 01, 2013

    K-State needs five sets to drop Cal State Fullerton

    LAS VEGAS — The Kansas State volleyball team was forced to five sets for the second time in as many matches Saturday, but the Wildcats defense carried them to a 3-2 win over Cal State Fullerton in the UNLV Invitational at the Cox Pavilion. K-State won 25

  • Manhattan High School | September 01, 2013

    MHS soccer eases past Lawrence, 4-0

    If Friday night was any indicator, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team is going to enjoy its new digs at Bishop Stadium. Playing for the first time on the newly-installed turf in near 100-degree heat, the Indians won 4-0 against Lawrence High, earning a shutout

  • Football | September 01, 2013

    FCS champs are too much for Big 12 champs


    In 2007, fresh off winning its second consecutive FCS national title, Appalachian State started its quest for a third by beating fifth-ranked Michigan 34-32. That win, often referred to as the “greatest upset in college football history,” sparked the Mountaineers to their third straight title in 2007,

  • Books | September 01, 2013

    Story of Lincoln’s dressmaker told from her perspective

    This historical novel, by the author of the Elm Creek Quilt series, is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln during her White House years. Keckley, though not a well-known historical figure, will be familiar to many from her appearance as a

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