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  • Columns | July 04, 2014

    Seaton: Try to put growing athletics in perspective

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    If you’ve ever dreamed of diving into a pool full of twenty-dollar bills, just head to Bramlage Coliseum. That’s the headquarters of the K-State athletics department, and they’re swimming in money up there. It’s spurting out of spigots so fast they

  • Men's Basketball | July 04, 2014

    Foster invited to LeBron’s skills camp

    Marcus.phatch

    Kansas State sophomore Marcus Foster has earned one of 30 college invitations to the prestigious LeBron James Skills Academy, the university announced Thursday. The camps will be in Las Vegas, beginning Wednesday and going through next Saturday. Hosted by the four-time NBA MVP, the camp will

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 03, 2014

    Holeman: Watershed district has drawbacks

    Riley County commissioners agree that Wildcat Creek poses a danger of flooding, and if the circumstances align, rather costly flooding to property owners. How to approach a solution, though, is tricky, they said. Thursday morning County Counselor Clancy Holeman lined out some options, specifically the

  • Local |Education | July 03, 2014

    Fliter named school board president

    Officers for the USD 383 Board of Education were selected Wednesday evening. Former vice president of the board Leah Fliter unanimously won the board president’s position. She replaced Curt Herrman. Marcia Rozell was also selected unanimously to be vice president of the board. Members switched

  • Local |Education | July 03, 2014

    District budget down $800,000

    It looks like the school district’s operating budget will drop by nearly $800,000, according to projections released Wednesday evening at a USD 383 board of education meeting. The budget for the district’s two operational funds for the 2015 fiscal year could be $796,399 less than the 2014 fiscal

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 03, 2014

    1st RCPD citizen forum draws few attendees

    Rich Jankovich is hopeful that holding forums that are more relaxed than the monthly Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meetings will result in more opportunities for citizens and the board to communicate. On Wednesday, Jankovich, fellow board member Robert Boyd and Riley County Police

  • Local | July 03, 2014

    Wednesday’s high was coolest on record

    Temperatures were unseasonably cool in Manhattan Wednesday. The high temperature for the day was 72, which broke the record for lowest high temperature on record. The previous record for the coldest high was set in 1908 at 73 degrees. State climatologist Mary Knapp said the cooler temperatures were

  • Local |Traffic | July 03, 2014

    Kimball to be closed at night

    Nighttime travelers on Kimball Avenue will have to find a different route starting Sunday. Kimball Avenue from North Manhattan Avenue to Tuttle Creek Boulevard will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for approximately four to six weeks during the work week, Sunday through Thursday

  • General Activities | July 03, 2014

    Royals’ TV ratings surge in June

    The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday that viewership on FOX Sports Kansas City increased by 29 percent in June vs. May. FOX Sports Kansas City was the No. 1 channel in prime time the last nine nights the Royals played in the month in of June. According

  • Editorials | July 03, 2014

    Discovery Center has work to do

    The Manhattan City Commission acted prudently Tuesday in rejecting an increase in the transient guest tax to boost the subsidy for the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The transient guest tax is the so-called bed tax that is added to the bills of motel and hotel


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