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  • Arts, Leisure | November 28, 2013

    Von Trapp to perform at KSU

    Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass will present “The Sound of Christmas” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in McCain Auditorium as part of Kansas State University’s McCain Performance Series. Von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose

  • Editorials | November 28, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving

    We often like to trace our Thanksgivings to the Pilgrims of the early 17th century. We might envision them dining with the Americans who lived here when the Mayflower dropped anchor and without whom that early settlement might well have failed. Some of the depictions

  • Letters | November 28, 2013

    Optimist Tree Lot is part of local Christmas tradition

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club this year is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations.  All proceeds benefit local area youth and community projects.  These projects include the Optimist Ball Park, which is used almost year-round

  • Movies | November 28, 2013

    Second verse of ‘Hunger Games’ is predictable stuff


    Second verse, same as the first. The second “Hunger Games” movie, “Catching Fire,” is a continuation of the story of a near-future world in which the government uses a brutal televised game to distract the public from economic collapse. In length (it is five minutes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 27, 2013

    Police seeking armed robbery suspect

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    Riley County Police are currently looking for a man suspected of carrying out a robbery at Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Avenue, shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s, wearing black gloves and a

  • Local |Education | November 27, 2013

    Roosevelt first graders develop interactive museum


    First grader Soleil Disney shared everything that she learned about Native Americans this month at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary. The school’s first grade students held a Native American museum Tuesday where they showcased their school projects. Soleil didn’t take any pauses for breath as

  • Arts, Leisure | November 27, 2013

    Lots of holiday events scheduled on KSU campus

    Holiday-themed music, dance and art events abound on the Kansas State University campus in the month of December. • “The Sound of Christmas,” starring Elisabeth von Trapp with the Carolian Brass, will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are $14.50-$75, plus

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Board disputes control of CVB

    After two hours of deliberations Tuesday night, city commissioners decided they want to take back control of the Convention and Visitors Bureau advisory board. But the CVB budget, currently $1.2 million, apparently will remain with the Chamber of Commerce. Only a change in the city’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 27, 2013

    Sebelius claims website to improve

    U.S. health secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that the battered federal health insurance website will be improved. Sebelius made the claim during a conference call Tuesday with state and local officials across the country. She said everything is on track for a “significantly different

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 27, 2013

    Robbery suspect arrested

    A homeless man was arrested Wednesday in connection with last week’s robbery of Dara’s Fast Lane, 1816 Claflin Road. Travis Bowman, 22, who has no listed address in the Manhattan area, was arrested by Riley County police at 9 p.m. Wednesday on charges of aggravated

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