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  • Columns | September 03, 2013

    Kinder: Just sign here please

    Josh mug color

    Few people probably even know who Michael Tucker is, let alone remember when he played for the Kansas City Royals. Much like his career, he’s an easy player to forget. But not me. The former Royals outfielder threw a baseball at me when I

  • Local | September 01, 2013

    A look at critical areas newly impacted by proposed changes to flood plain regulations

    Three residential areas in Manhattan will be hit hardest by the new FEMA floodplain when those maps become effective next year. About 450 property owners are to be included in the redrawn floodplain, according to city officials. In addition to the properties that are being mapped

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 01, 2013

    Decision due on auditorium

    City commissioners plan to decide the fate of the Peace Memorial Auditorium at their 7 pm meeting Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall. Commissioners will either authorize Bruce McMillan Architects to complete the final design of the auditorium renovations as previously approved by

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2013

    Interactivity, closed circuit TV: stadium addition is a hit with fans

    While the results of Friday’s season opener against North Dakota State weren’t what fans had in mind, the opening of the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium proved to be a hit. A sellout crowd of more than 53,000 got their first

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2013

    Ups and downs of the televised version of Friday’s game

    Many K-State fans who could not make it to Bill Snyder Family Stadium Friday night watched their Wildcats lose 24-21 to North Dakota State on the new Fox Sports 1 Network. Craig Bolerjack handled the play-by-play with Joey Harrington on color and Ryan Nece providing sideline

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    The scenic life goes public

    Low income rental .phatch

    A new federally aided housing project opened Friday in the city’s rapidly developing Scenic Drive area. The Scenic Pointe project is a product of an entity called Midwest Housing, which invested more than $4 million collected from private donors. At a total development cost of $5

  • Arts, Leisure | September 01, 2013

    Former Manhattanite wins world air guitar title

    After losing by one-tenth of a point in the US Air Guitar Championship, former Manhattan resident Eric Melin was ready to hang up his invisible guitar. Melin had won the Kansas City division of the championship since he began his air guitaring career in 2009, but

  • Off The Beat | September 01, 2013

    Reunited, and it feels so good


    There’s nothing like being called by an old nickname to take you right back to high school. “Hey, Momo!” one of my classmates called out as I approached our reunion picnic recently. The name fit like a well-worn pair of shoes — comfortable, even after 10

  • Local |Business | September 01, 2013

    Campaign goal: $500,000

    United Way of Riley County, an organization that raises money and connects volunteers to nonprofit social service programs, revealed its fundraising goal for 2014 at a campaign kickoff Saturday. The new goal is $500,000. Leeann Smith Desper, United Way’s executive director, said it’s a smaller

  • Columns |Football | September 01, 2013

    Guggisberg: K-State was overmatched on defense


    When some families reunite, this is what it looks like. It’s dramatic. It’s frustrating. By the end of it, you might see tears, or you might be burning with anger. But when the Kansas State football family gets together each year, it’s

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