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  • Local |Government & Politics | October 19, 2014

    As state weighs same-sex marriage, Alma couple fights for benefits

    Two guys lookin.phatch

    Charles Dedmon is hopeful he will soon enjoy the same legal rights and protections that kept his grandmother from living in poverty. Dedmon, a former public defender, and Michael Nelson, a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit against the Kansas

  • Local |Business | October 19, 2014

    Thousands attend Sunset Zoo’s Spooktacular in costume


    Lions and tigers and candy — oh my! Children and parents trick-or-treated at the Sunset Zoo and competed in a Halloween costume contest at the annual Spooktacular event Saturday, which was expected to draw about 4,500 to 5,000 people over the weekend, according to Ella Casey, the zoo’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | October 19, 2014

    Despite incident, Schoen doesn’t see need for new regulations — yet

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners in Randolph Thursday that some area landowners may be taking a bit too much liberty with the term “agritourism” recently. Schoen informed commissioners that the RCPD broke up a party a couple weeks ago for

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 19, 2014

    Lacking opposition, candidates stay on trail in local races

    The indicators of an election season are present all around Manhattan. Political ads. Yard signs. Endorsement letters. Yet something is missing. “Two years ago, I was attending forums and debating,” said Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego. “Now I don’t have an opponent.” Reps. Sydney Carlin,

  • Arts & Leisure | October 19, 2014

    ‘Quilt trail’ highlights agriculture, art in Flint Hills history

    A“barn quilt” might not be made of the traditional fabric and thread, but it still can carry on a legacy. The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, the local branch of a national quilt trail, is trying to bring attention to rural areas while also

  • Holidays | October 19, 2014

    Fluorescent glow creates twist on jack-o-lantern


    There’s nothing wrong with a classic display of jack-o’ lanterns smiling down from the porch. But if you’re looking for something different this year, try dressing pumpkins in neon tones lit with black lights. After dark, they’ll set your house aglow and

  • Off The Beat | October 19, 2014

    Some fears, though illogical, hard to shake


    All the recent hysteria about the Ebola virus has had me thinking a lot about my irrational fears (one of which is Ebola). When I say “irrational fears,” I basically mean that the risk of that thing harming me or my even coming in contact

  • Football | October 19, 2014

    Cats survive late rally, edge Sooners

    NORMAN, Okla. — It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Kansas State was reeling just a few weeks ago from a home loss to Auburn — a game the Wildcats felt they should have won. Three missed field goals and a dropped touchdown pass sank the

  • Volleyball | October 19, 2014

    Mistakes cost K-State volleyball in loss to Texas


    In college volleyball, mistakes will hurt you against any team. Against No. 2 Texas, they’ll kill you. The No. 25 Kansas State volleyball team learned that lesson the hard way in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-12) defeat at the hands of the Longhorns Saturday night in

  • Manhattan High School | October 19, 2014

    Lei 8th, Fraley 11th at state tennis

    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team sent two players to Topeka for the Class 6A state tennis tournament, and came home with a pair of medals. Cathy Lei finished in eighth place in singles, while Kristen Fraley took 11th place. Manhattan head coach Joyce Allen

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