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  • General Activities | July 05, 2013

    Junior 17ers drop a pair in Salina

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers opened Salina’s 23rd Annual Kansas Grand Slam Wood Bat Tournament Thursday with a pair of losses. Manhattan suffered a close defeat early in the day against the Topeka Gorillas, 8-7, and lost again Thursday night to the

  • July 05, 2013

    17ers open tourney with 9-4 win

    With the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers looking down and out, Jesse Steinbring came up with a momentum-shifting hit on Thursday. The 17ers trailed 4-1 going into the sixth inning, and tacked on a run on a bases-loaded walk, before Steinbring laced a ball

  • Volleyball | July 05, 2013

    Wildcats ready for Russia, World University Games

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    After more than a month of work in the gym, the time has come for the Kansas State volleyball team to represent the United States at the World University Games. The Wildcats conducted their final practice at Ahearn Field House on Wednesday and left Thursday

  • Local |Agriculture | July 04, 2013

    Wheat harvest rocks

    With wheat harvest successfully underway, farmers are admitting their yields are good but don’t want to be the first ones to brag or jinx themselves said K-State agriculture extension agent Greg McClure. This year’s wheat harvest started a little sooner than predicted with

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | July 04, 2013

    Title I funding reduced

    USD 383’s Title I funds have been reduced $120,795 for the 2013-14 school year, but carryover funds will cover the cuts, according to federal sequestration information presented at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. Six elementary schools are deemed Title I schools and receive federal money

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    25 arrested during festival

    Officials said they are still collecting crime statistics from the 2013 Country Stampede but announced Wednesday afternoon that 25 people were arrested over the course of the event. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 14 females and 11 males were taken into the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail

  • I Wonder | July 04, 2013

    A pair of Stampede questions

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    Q: Why is Country Stampede held in late June every year? Seems like it always rains, or is really hot, or both. Couldn’t they hold it at a better time, weather-wise?

  • Arts, Leisure | July 04, 2013

    Area fireworks displays plus the Sundown Salute

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    Happy birthday, America! You don’t look a day over 200. To honor 237 years of freedom, check out these area events. The Manhattan Municipal Band will put on a toe-tapping, patriotic show at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park. Then

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    Burglary, thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in rural St. George and two thefts to vehicles parked at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area in Manhattan. In the first case, Sheriff Greg Riat said, an unknown person burglarized a St.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 04, 2013

    As America changes so does the fabric of its flag

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the


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