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  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2014

    Project looks at how actors ‘de-role’ from intense parts

    Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character - or de-role - when the role is over? “I asked myself that question,” said Daijah Porchia, a Kansas State University freshman in theatre, Kansas City, Missouri. “

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2014

    Student finds studying abroad an award-winning experience

    With Copenhagen as his home and Europe as his classroom, James Ross DeVault, a fourth-year Master of Landscape Architecture student in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, found studying abroad to be an award-winning experience. DeVault, of St. Charles,

  • Obituaries | June 05, 2014

    JAMES DEES

    James L. Dees, 77, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Milo, Mo., to Charlie R. and Rosie (Foreman) Dees. James lived in Manhattan, McPherson and Hutchinson. He received his Associates in Art in 2012 from Hutchinson Community College. He worked

  • Obituaries | June 05, 2014

    LILA JONES

    Lila J. Jones, 81, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Minneapolis, Kan. Memorial service information and a complete obituary are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan.

  • Arts & Leisure | June 05, 2014

    ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ plus the Wailin’ Jennys

    If these summer storms have you singing in the rain, don’t miss the Historic Columbian Theatre production of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Directed by Widge Yager, this show features many area singers, dancers and actors. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

  • General Activities | June 05, 2014

    Bullets fourth in Cap City Showdown

    The Bullets were in Topeka to compete in the Cap City Showdown this past weekend.  The tournament featured an extended play format from the standard 70-minute time limit. Bullet pitcher Alex Hoelscher handled the first game of the tournament nicely in an 8-3 win

  • Golf | June 05, 2014

    Cartens hired as assistant for men’s golf

    Cullen Carstens, who has served as an assistant at both Oklahoma State and Jacksonville State, has been hired as an assistant coach for the Kansas State men’s golf program, head coach Grant Robbins announced Tuesday. Carstens, who spent the last two seasons as an

  • General Activities | June 05, 2014

    Monarchs play in Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-Uunder softball team competed in the Cap City Showdown in Topeka over the weekend, compiling a 1-4 record. The Monarchs opened pool play with an 11-4 loss to the Topeka Electric Storm. Clara Carter led the Monarch attack with two singles

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | June 04, 2014

    4-H members get ‘mini-college’ experience at Discovery Days

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    Teenagers from across Kansas are occupying Kansas State University for the annual 4-H Discovery Days this week. Discovery Days organizer Sarah Keatley said there are 640 participants this year, including 76 adult supervisors.  The 4-Hers arrived Tuesday and had a full week of fun ahead of

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 04, 2014

    Stage gets informal approval

    After a year of debate, advocates received word Tuesday the stage at City Auditorium, also known as Peace Memorial Auditorium, will stay. City commissioners didn’t vote on the issue, but the majority gave verbal support to fixing the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in


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