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  • Local |Government & Politics | September 17, 2014

    MPO officials report progress on transportation guide for region

    City commissioners on Tuesday heard progress on a regional transportation plan from the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Stephanie Watts, transportation planner with the Flint Hills Regional Council, said the area’s first regional transportation plan is a part of required documents the MPO

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 17, 2014

    K-State marks Constitution Day with appeals hearings

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    Students saw justice in action this week. The Kansas Court of Appeals were brought to Kansas State University on Tuesday as a part of U.S. Constitution Observance Day activities. Chief Judge Thomas Malone, Judge Henry Green Jr. and Judge Michael Buser presided over the

  • Local |Government & Politics | September 17, 2014

    City unanimously approves 2013 audit

    The city commission unanimously approved the 2013 city audit on Tuesday. In March, the commission entered a five-year auditing agreement with Varney and Associates. Among Varney’s findings was a form for the quarter ending June 30, 2013, was filed with the IRS claiming federal wages of $34,451,982 whereas

  • Manhattan High School | September 17, 2014

    MHS volleyball team rolls through home triangular

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    The Manhattan High volleyball team opened its home schedule with a dominating performance Tuesday night, sweeping Clay Center 25-5, 25-16 in the early match, before dispatching Rossville 25-12, 25-10. Senior middle blocker Kelsey Schroll led MHS with 18 kills on the night, while outside hitters, junior

  • Manhattan High School | September 17, 2014

    MHS tennis takes 2nd at home

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    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team put together a solid day in its first home action of the season at City Park, finishing second among four teams on Tuesday afternoon. Manhattan won seven matches to edge Marysville, who took third with six. Washburn Rural won

  • Manhattan High School | September 17, 2014

    Indians settle for tie vs. T-Birds

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    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team went into Tuesday’s home opener at Bishop Stadium expecting to win. By the end of the second overtime, head coach Frank Alonso was thankful his team didn’t come away with a loss. The Indians finished the game

  • Editorials | September 17, 2014

    Brace for a lively Thursday night

    Our attention doesn’t usually turn to a college football game in the middle of the week in mid-September. Then again, the Kansas State Wildcats don’t usually play on a Thursday night. Yet the Auburn Tigers, who finished second in the final polls last

  • Letters | September 17, 2014

    Support local students at huge fun run Saturday

    To the Editor I am writing to invite the community at large to come out and support our local kids and local schools at the seventh annual Body First School Fitness Challenge this Saturday at Anneberg Park. This event will begin at 9 a.m., but

  • Arts & Leisure | September 17, 2014

    Larry the Cable Guy entertains McCain crowd

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    Maybe the most memorable moment of the Larry the Cable Guy show as it was performed last Sunday night in K-State’s McCain Auditorium was the most obviously unrehearsed moment of the performance. Warm-up man Reno Collier was on when we all heard a baby

  • Obituaries | September 17, 2014

    CHARLES THOMAS LEWIS

    Charles “Charlie” Thomas Lewis, 93, of Topeka, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The family provided the following information. Charlie was born to James Thomas and Anna Melissa (Barker) Lewis on April 26, 1921, in Cherryvale. He attended a number of different schools in his early years and Joplin Junior College


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