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  • Local | June 23, 2014

    Officials stumped over solutions to flood risk at Wildcat Creek

    Flood 3.phatch

    The days are getting sunnier now, with most of those sudden spring rains perhaps done for another year. You can stroll across a bridge on Scenic Drive and look down on placid, lazy Wildcat Creek – drifting so slowly toward the southeast and its rendezvous with

  • Local | June 23, 2014

    Officials offer tips for safe Stampede

    Riley County Emergency Medical Services director Larry Couchman and RCPD Captain Kurt Moldrup told county commissioners Monday morning their departments are gearing up for this weekend’s Kicker Country Stampede music festival and urged those who plan to attend to take proper precautions to ensure

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 23, 2014

    Agencies to make budget requests

    City commissioners on Tuesday will hear about 2015 budget requests from outside services and agencies. The work session begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The agencies presenting their budget requests are the Manhattan Public Library, Social Service Advisory Board (SSAB), Special Alcohol Funds Advisory Committee,

  • Neighbors | June 23, 2014

    Retired teacher turns another page with book project


    When Karen Little was in second grade, she knew she wanted to write a book. What she didn’t know then was how long it would take before that would happen. That’s the way it can go with dreams. Sometimes one has to wait

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    17ers lose in rainy end to weekend

    After a mostly forgettable weekend at the Kansas State Showcase, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers didn’t care that it was raining. With Manhattan trailing the Wichita Sluggers by a run after six complete innings, umpires tried to call the game amidst a

  • Editorials | June 23, 2014

    Parking garage has place in history

    We’re disappointed about a new development in Washington. No, not the usual problem with Congress or President Obama or a bureaucratic snafu. We’re talking about an actual development, as in a plan for a new building. See, the Arlington County  Board, in Virginia’

  • Movies | June 23, 2014

    ‘Jersey Boys’ movie more cliché than entertainment


    Director Clint Eastwood’s movie version of the popular musical “Jersey Boys” is not, it turns out, a complete fiasco. It has some good songs, taken from the repertoire of 1960s pop group The Four Seasons. John Lloyd Young, who plays high-voiced Frankie Valli, sings

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    U.S. sees cruel side of the game

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Knowledgeable soccer fans understood the horror of it, surely. But if you don’t follow the game on a day-to-day basis, and want some perspective on just how needless it was for the United States to get hit in the mouth with Portugal grabbing a

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 23, 2014

    KSU selects 10 startup companies to help in ‘Launch a Business’

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 10 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the inaugural class of the K-State Launch a Business program, or LAB program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part in a five-session summer program,

  • Obituaries | June 23, 2014


    Michael Ray Olivier, 57, of Manhattan died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 16, 1957, in Harper, the son of Francis and Patsy (

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