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  • Editorials | January 09, 2014

    We’re addicted to rankings

    Everyone loves rankings, even though in almost every case, they mean just about nothing at all except a reason to argue. Some fans were delirious, matter of fact, that K-State was ranked 25th in the last Associated Press college basketball poll. Before you get too

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 09, 2014

    Ogden Pizza Hut catches fire

    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Pizza Hut cook Dereck Williams said no one was injured in a fire that started in the attic of the building.  He said the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 09, 2014

    County proposes sharing equipment

    Riley County wants regional governments to share their equipment. Speaking at today’s commission meeting, county counselor Clancy Holeman said that he is working with several local governments and their insurance agencies to develop an agreement to share equipment. He said that the agreement would

  • Movies | January 09, 2014

    These movies were so bad they’re not even worth watching again


    Movie critics are usually punished more often than they are treated. I was surprised to hear a journalist refer to last year as a particularly good one as far as new movies are concerned—I think I had just sat through a showing of “A

  • Manhattan High School | January 09, 2014

    Indians prepare for big test


    The undefeated Manhattan High boys’ basketball team has been good all season, but its biggest test yet comes Friday at home. With five blowout victories won by an average of more than 20 points per game, the Indians have yet to play a game that’s

  • Manhattan High School | January 09, 2014

    Manhattan wrestlers win home dual with Emporia


    The Manhattan High wrestling team sent its seniors out with a bang on Wednesday, sort of. It was senior night for the Indians, though the team will host the Centennial League meet in early February, meaning it was nobody’s last chance to wrestle in

  • January 09, 2014

    Cowgirls rally to beat Cats, 58-51

    Oklahoma State didn’t have an answer for Kansas State’s long-range shooting a year ago, leading to the Wildcats’ biggest win of the season. (Kansas State’s Ashia Woods (left) and Kindred Wesemann double-team s Oklahoma State’s Tiffany Bias on Wednesday night at

  • Local | January 08, 2014

    Winter not emergency shelter’s busiest time, director says


    Despite the frigid temperatures recently, the Manhattan Emergency Shelter still has room for those in need of shelter. In fact, the dead of winter is not typically their busiest time, according to Executive Director Emily Wagner. That’s largely because of Westar Energy’s cold-weather

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 08, 2014

    Commissioners endorse $26.4M plan to raise levee

    Levee new.phatch

    City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to raise the levee. Although they approved the letter of endorsement, commissioners were vocal in their concerns about cost. According to Corps representative Lamar McKissick, the city ultimately would be responsible

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 08, 2014

    Doctor to plead to fraud

    A Manhattan radiologist is expected to plead guilty Thursday in Texas to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a scheme involving more than $7 million in military contracts. Dr. Heidi L. Webster, 50, a former official of the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, signed a

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