• Family therapist suggests parents relearn to play

    A Kansas State University family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: Play. “We find that parents lose the ability to play,” Nancy O’Conner said. O’Conner is director of the Kansas .

  • Indians bounce back, win home meet Laurencasper100ydback.phatch

    After splitting the varsity squad last week between a pair of meets in Salina and Olathe, the Manhattan High swim team was back together on Wednesday afternoon. The Indians won the five-team meet comprised of all Centennial League schools, scoring 519 .

  • ‘Longest Ride’ may disappoint author’s biggest fans G.w.clift1

    Watching movies based on Nicholas Sparks’s romance novels will make moviegoers into cynics. And it may be that the latest in this string of chick flicks, “The Longest Ride,” will produce the most silent resistance to this kind of .

  • Hope grows for changes in Cuba

    President Obama and Cuba’s dictator Raul Castro made nice with one another last week in Panama. They were attending the 7th Summit of the Americas. We hope the good feelings lead to an ultimate dismantling of the repressive rule .

  • KSU, St. John’s Military School sign partnership

    Kansas State University will enhance its support of St. John’s Military School after signing a partnership agreement with the institution on Tuesday to assist the school’s students in preparing for higher education. At a ceremony on the St. .


    Dr. Ralph Barrett, longtime veterinarian in Burlington, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Life Care Center in Burlington. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 7, 1919, in the Section neighborhood of Coffey County. He was the son .


    John Ramsey, Jr, 71, of Ogden, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 17, 1944, in Grafton, Illinois. He was the son of John and Alberta (.


    Dwaine L. Mellies, 76, of Clay Center, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Clay Center. He was the son of Lawrence and Isabelle (Robinson) .

  • Shakespeare, Earth Day, Wonder Workshop stories and more

    Students at Manhattan High School will present William Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Rezac Auditorium at the Manhattan High School West Campus. The students will be producing the show beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday. It runs .

  • Gipson, Williams named co-MVPs at team banquet

    Seniors Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams were named co-winners of the Rolando Blackman Team Most Valuable Player award to highlight festivities at the annual Kansas State men’s basketball banquet held Wednesday night at the Colbert Hills Clubhouse. It marked .

  • K-State tennis ends regular season this weekend

    The K-State women’s tennis team will conclude its seven-match road trip this weekend in the state of Texas, as the Wildcats face No. 31 Texas on Friday in Austin and No. 8 Baylor on Sunday in Waco. K-State will face Texas .

  • Rock Creek JV splits with Clay Center

    Rock Creek’s junior varsity softball team slit a doubleheader on Tuesday, losing to Clay Center 2-0 before winning the second game 16-5. Jayden Weers both hit and pitched well for Rock Creek, but it wasn’t enough as the .


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