Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Movies | December 04, 2013

    ‘Black Nativity’ an original take on the Christmas story


    Langston Hughes may have been born in Joplin but, because he was brought up in this state, a lot of Kansans claim him as one of us. His 1961 play “Black Nativity” has been made into a film by Kasi Lemmons, and the film is showing

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | December 04, 2013

    Farm Bureau changes stance on corporations in farming


    The Kansas Farm Bureau has softened its stance on corporate farms — but not without a fight. The disagreement and ultimate decision occurred during the business session that wrapped up the Farm Bureau annual meeting Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The bureau changed its policy

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | December 04, 2013

    Firefighters lose COLA increase bid

    Here was a smoldering blaze that Manhattan firefighters simply couldn’t put out. One after another, city commissioners explained Tuesday night that a cost of living increase must apply across the board — and that firefighters would have to be treated the same as the rest

  • Local |Business | December 04, 2013

    Dara’s closes down another location

    Another Dara’s has dumped its pumps — this time in Aggieville. Ross McKinney, general manager of Dara’s Fast Lane at 1102 Laramie St., said the location closed on Monday because the lease was up. McKinney said the yearly lease actually expired in September, but the

  • Editorials | December 04, 2013

    Biden’s mission is a delicate one

    It’s a good thing that Vice President Joe Biden, whose undiplomatic spontaneity has on occasion stunned political allies as well as adversaries, is well grounded in international affairs. It’s also good that he is acquainted with and gets along with Xi Jinping, China’

  • Columns | December 04, 2013

    TANF money is well invested

    The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has many important responsibilities, including overseeing state and federal funds that serve our mission to protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility. In recent weeks, DCF has been criticized for maintaining a healthy reserve in

  • Manhattan High School | December 04, 2013

    Indian swimmers strong at top

    A year after fielding a record-sized boys’ swimming and diving team, Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter is down to around 30 athletes this winter. The loss of a large senior class and the addition of just two new freshmen has trimmed the roster down to

  • Letters | December 04, 2013

    Please join efforts to feed hungry in our community

    To the Editor: It’s nearing the end of the year and our local food pantry, the Flint Hills Breadbasket, could use your help. The pantry provides free food to low-income families and individuals who need food assistance. In Riley County, 18.4 percent of people are

  • Area Schools | December 04, 2013

    MCC men top Barclay College

    The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Barclay College 74-64 in Manhattan.  The Crusaders had a sluggish start to the game and the Bears jumped out to an early 7-2 lead. 

  • Letters | December 04, 2013

    Toys for Manhattan helps bring joy to needy children

    To the Editor: About 50 years ago on Christmas Eve, Al Myers, a police officer, answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized that the children at this home had no Christmas gifts waiting for them.

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