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  • Movies | August 08, 2014

    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ quirkiest of Marvel’s recent offerings

    Christopher.conner

    The fourth Marvel Studios production of 2014, “Guardians of the Galaxy” stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill. Quill is abducted by aliens the day of his mother’s death from cancer. Calling himself Star-Lord, Quill makes a living as a kind of space pirate, stealing and

  • Local | August 08, 2014

    Pools to close for season

    If you believe summer starts with the opening of the pools, there’s some bad news on the horizon. The closing of local swimming pools will take place this weekend, their typical closing time each year. Officials have said they can’t keep pools open

  • Local |Education | August 08, 2014

    Teacher contracts finalized

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board approved negotiated teacher contracts Friday morning in a unanimous vote. Some of the major changes in the contracts include a 2-percent compensation package increase, a $450 increase on base salary and an agreed-upon due process procedure for teachers.  Due process, or

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 08, 2014

    Does EMS charge patients for ambulance calls even if they don’t end up taking a ride?

    Ambulance.phatch

    Q: If an ambulance is called but the injured person elects to not be transported, does the ambulance still charge a fee? What is included in the 911 emergency services fund that is paid for by taxpayers?

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2014

    Trumpet instructor wins contest, lands spot in music video

    Just say it’s another “trumpet call” to success for Kansas State University’s Becki Walenz. The instructor of trumpet in the university’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, has won a national contest and will be featured in a music video for singer-songwriter

  • Editorials | August 08, 2014

    Russia’s sanctions won’t hurt… much

    Russian President Vladimir Putin certainly kicked up some dust Wednesday when he responded to sanctions Western nations had leveled against Russia with sanctions of his own against them. However, their impact, at least on the United States, is expected to be modest. Russia is banning

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 08, 2014

    Program lets public choose prize-winning business

    A grand prize valued at $50,000 will be on the line for the 10 business startups of Kansas State University’s Launch a Business, or LAB, program. The winner will be selected at the LAB Launch Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the K-State Alumni Center.

  • Columns | August 08, 2014

    Tuesday’s ‘almost’ revolution

    Electoral politics are remarkably stable. Incumbents win re-election 90 percent of the time.  Money, especially early, is an excellent success predictor. Change comes slowly, mostly because the personnel seldom changes. So when change happens, it seems like a revolution has occurred. Nothing changed after Tuesday’

  • Volleyball | August 08, 2014

    Brand named preseason All-Big 12

    Following a standout freshman campaign, redshirt-sophomore Katie Brand was named to the Big 12 Preseason Volleyball Team, the conference announced Thursday. Brand was one of two setters selected to the conference’s preseason team, joining Oklahoma junior Julia Doyle, who was unanimously selected. A native of

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 07, 2014

    ONE ON ONE: Regionalism is here to stay, Stith says

    Garystith.phatch

    FORT RILEY — If you look up the word “regional” in a handy dictionary, the definition will be pretty standard. But if you apply the same word to area governance and planning, you’re going to find an organization fighting to maintain enough altitude to avoid


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