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  • Manhattan High School | November 08, 2013

    Manhattan defeats Maize in 5OT thriller

    MAIZE — After struggling offensively most of the night, the Manhattan High football team completed a fourth-quarter comeback to force extra periods and ultimately win in the fifth overtime, 60-59. The Indians surprised everybody in the stadium with a trick 2-pt conversion trailing 59-58, with Henry

  • November 08, 2013

    Cats lose home opener, 60-58

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team lost its season opener on Friday, 60-58 to Northern Colorado at Bramlage Coliseum. Wesley Iwundu led the Wildcats with 14 points, while DJ Johnson finished with 12. Derrick Braden scored 16 and Tate Unruh had 14 for the Bears. It was the

  • Editorials | November 08, 2013

    Americans deserve better

    As insulting as a phony apology is, it’s worse when the phony apology comes from the president of the United States. President Barack Obama’s “apology” came Thursday in an NBC News interview. He said he was sorry that millions of Americans who thought

  • Columns | November 08, 2013

    Criticism of Obama overdone

    Dale Herspring’s recent column asserting President Obama’s lack of leadership with foreign “allies” was well-timed to coincide with similar arguments by interventionists Dick Cheney, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. According to Mr. Herspring, Saudi Arabia is upset that Obama has not stopped “Iran’

  • Local |Business | November 08, 2013

    Allegiant’s inaugural Manhattan flight takes 133 to Phoenix Mesa

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    It was worth the wait. After a seemingly endless build-up, a planeload of folks headed for the Arizona sunshine finally zoomed out of Manhattan Regional Airport Thursday afternoon. Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight from Manhattan to Phoenix-Mesa carried 133 generally pleased passengers off to the desert.

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Low funds, high enrollment affecting MATC’s programs

    Manhattan Area Technical College is experiencing growing pains. MATC enrollment is increasing rapidly, yet state funding has not matched that growth. The college currently has more than 1,300 students, an enrollment increase of 200 percent in nine years. Rob Edleston, MATC president and CEO, said the college

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2013

    Schools short of cash

    USD 383 has an expected budget shortfall due to enrollment projections not being reached. Budget director Lew Faust told the school board Wednesday that the district has to find $574,294 in savings within the budget. “Not what you want to have happen, but that’s where we

  • Local |Education |Fort Riley | November 08, 2013

    Local students have soldiers covered with sock benefit


    Things got a little crazy Friday at Bergman Elementary — but for a good cause. The school’s Crazy Socks Day brought out all of the colorful, striped, polka dot and superhero socks imaginable. Friday represented the kickoff of the Socks for Soldiers drive, which the

  • Columns |Manhattan High School | November 08, 2013

    Guggisberg: Kansas high school football playoff system needs work


    When it comes to KSHSAA’s district and playoff system for football, there’s a lot to dislike. Each team is placed in a four-team district dictated mostly by geography, making some teams travel great distances while others play teams in their own backyard. But

  • Columns | November 08, 2013

    An evening conversation: Good sport

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    During the few years I lived in Europe, the locals routinely asked about everyday life in America. There were dozens of questions, of course, but two subjects came up all the time. From their view across an ocean, these seemed to be the strangest things

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