• Blue Jays sweep Indians for first win in seven years Mhsbsb1.phatch

    For all but three innings on Friday night, the Manhattan High baseball team remained in its offensive funk. The result was a frustrating pair of losses to Centennial League rival Junction City at Norvell Field, the first coming in a 3.

  • ‘The Death of Caesar’ recalls history’s famous assassination

    In his account of one of history’s best-known and dramatic episodes, Barry Strauss has written a narrative that reads as fluidly as historical fiction. The story begins in 45 B.C., several months before the fateful Ides of March 44 B..

  • Latest ‘Peculiar Crimes Unit’ book remains original

    Avid readers of Christopher Fowler’s “Peculiar Crimes Unit” mystery series find it to be brilliant. The latest entry, “Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart,” is as fast-paced and original as fans would expect, and new readers will be .

  • Dig into a good book at your local public library Susan.withee.librarian1

    The tulips, redbuds and forsythia of early spring have given way to lilacs, bridal wreath and iris. It’s time to clean out the planting beds, wander through home stores and nurseries, and browse catalogs in search of plants and .

  • Danielle Steel’s ‘Prodigal Son’ pits brother against brother

    “The Prodigal Son” is the story of two very different twin brothers who grow apart as adults and who surprise not only the people they know, but each other as well. Peter McDowell lives a life to be envied. He .

  • Republicans must be persuaded

    We’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. If other members of the Kansas Legislature would take their cues from the Manhattan delegation, lawmakers wouldn’t be scrambling to dig out of a $400 million hole they’ve .

  • USD 378 board must set priorities

    On 7 April, the voters of USD 378 chose the entire “Falcons Forward” slate to become the four new board members. We congratulate them and wish them great success in meeting the challenges facing the school district. The electorate expressed overwhelming concern .

  • K-State signs AD Currie to extension through 2020

    Kansas State athletic director John Currie signed a restructured contract Friday that includes an extension through the 2020 academic year and increases his base salary to $775,000 annually. The agreement adds one year to Currie’s current contract, while also providing more .

  • Former Cats barnstorm Manhattan

    It’s not often Flint Hills-area high school athletes get the chance to play pick-up basketball with professional and Division-I college basketball players. The KSU Barnstorming Tour’s stop in Manhattan Saturday evening made that possible. Manhattan High senior Pierson .

  • K-State track competes at Rock Chalk Classic

    LAWRENCE — The Kansas State track and field team notched solid efforts on both the track and in the field for a strong overall performance at the Rock Chalk Classic on Saturday in Lawrence. Dani Winters eclipsed the 17-meter mark in .

  • ‘Footloose’ Sinatra Project, Community Cinema and more

    SUNDAY Columbian Theatre presents “Footloose,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This charmingly rebellious musical follows the story of Ren, a rebellious teenager who moves from big-city Chicago to the small Midwestern town of .

  • MHS swimmers 3rd at Great Bend

    The Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team took third place at the Great Bend Invitational Friday afternoon. The Indians scored 313 team points, finishing behind Newton (496 1/2) and Great Bend (421) in the team standings. Manhattan won two events at the meet, .


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