• Avengers launches packed summer movie season

    Summer movie season launches this weekend with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Almost every weekend brings another high-profile sequel, reboot or blockbuster to enjoy with a bucket or popcorn and a dose of arctic air conditioning. The slate .

  • Food, exhibits, donkeys draw thousands to Wamego City Park Festival2.phatch

    WAMEGO — Threatening skies Saturday morning weren’t enough to keep the crowds away from day one of the Kansas Sampler Festival. The traveling festival, held for its second and final year in Wamego’s City Park, features nearly 300 vendors and .

  • Johnson to give Landon Lecture Jehjohnsonfront.phatch

    Jeh Johnson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver a Landon Lecture later this month. Johnson will speak at 10 a.m. on May 27 at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium “Secretary Johnson’s visit to Kansas .

  • Researcher questions dismissal at hearing

    A former Kansas State University researcher questioned provost April Mason, the person who fired him, Friday during a grievance hearing regarding his termination. Biology researcher Joseph Craine was terminated from K-State in October after sending emails to the editor of .

  • At one watch party, all fans firmly in Pacquiao’s corner Fight.phatch

    As people around the world gathered on Saturday to watch the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao — one of the sport’s most anticipated fights of all time — loyalties divided along various lines. Some rooted for Mayweather .

  • MHS forensics team wins 6A state title

    The Manhattan High School forensics team on Saturday won its third 6A state championship in four years at Olathe Northwest High School. Michaela Hayes took first place in the poetry division, as did Haley Heaton and Trevor Bashaw in duet .

  • Wildcats rout Arkansas State, 16-5

    After falling apart late Friday night and giving up big innings in the seventh and ninth frames in its loss to Arkansas State, the Kansas State baseball team rebounded with fury Saturday afternoon in a 16-5 win at Tointon Family .

  • MHS tennis nipped by Olathe NW

    There are years when the Manhattan High tennis team is overmatched when it hosts one of the state’s top tennis programs in Olathe Northwest each year. Saturday’s dual with the Ravens was not one of those times. The .

  • 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 .


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