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  • Arts, Leisure | July 22, 2013

    Abilene ‘Odd Couple’ keeps audience engrossed

    During summer’s dog days, I like to drive down the highway west for half an hour and spend an evening sitting in “The only professional theater between Kansas City and Denver,” Abilene’s Great Plains Theater. Last Friday I was not the only Manhattanite

  • July 22, 2013

    For monsters and robots, ‘Pacfic Rim’ delivers

    In Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” after interdimensional portal appears on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and releases monstrous creatures dubbed “Kaiju,” humanity unites their efforts to create a security force of giant, human-powered robots called Jaegers. To effectively control a Jaeger, pilots

  • Letters | July 22, 2013

    Urge city to reconsider plans for city auditorium

    To the Editor: Long ago the citizens of Manhattan worked together to create the city’s Peace Memorial Auditorium as a World War II memorial. The League of Women Voters of Manhattan-Riley County was active in the process, and its recommendation for the auditorium’s

  • General Activities | July 22, 2013

    17ers open play in Zone tournament

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers got some action in during the Washburn Team Camp this weekend, playing at Yager Stadium in Topeka on Friday. The 17ers opened play in the Zone tournament today in Leavenworth, playing Atchison in the double elimination tournament. The 17

  • General Activities | July 22, 2013

    Dillon begins play at US Junior Amateur

    When Cole Dillon won the US Junior Amateur qualifier at Lawrence Country Club in late June, the Dillon family started planning an impromptu vacation. Departing late last week, the Dillons traveled to Truckee, Calif., to the Martis Camp Club for the US Junior Amateur championship

  • General Activities | July 22, 2013

    Manhattan Junior Golf series wraps up

    Manhattan area youth wrapped up the City Junior Golf series last week, with 10 different champions crowned in five different age divisions. The series consisted of four consecutive weeks of golf at each of Manhattan’s area courses, culminating in the two-round City Junior Championship last

  • Baseball | July 22, 2013

    Kivett named Cape Cod All-Star

    Kansas State second baseman Ross Kivett has been named an All-Star for the prestigious Cape Cod League. A reserve infielder for the Eastern Division, Kivett is the first Wildcat to earn All-Star status in the CCL since right-handed pitcher Luke Robertson in 2001. A product of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 21, 2013

    Three stages of a city water plan

    Several factors created the need to update the water conservation plan that included changing the drought response plan for the city. Randy DeWitt, assistant director of public works, said every year the department conducts an annual review of the water conservation plan. In addition to

  • Local | July 21, 2013

    Event at Town Center is a warmup for the rodeo


    About 30 kids between 3 and 12 years old competed in this year’s Junior Rodeo at Manhattan Town Center Mall as part of the Kaw Valley Rodeo. For the 3 to 10 year olds, there were four events. The first was a horseshoe toss, where junior cowboys and cowgirls

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 21, 2013

    The unpredictable life of a court services officer


    It takes a special kind of person to willingly walk into a situation that involves a repeat violent offender known to have a firearm, and the only thing between them and potentially being shot is a front door. Court service officers deal with experiences of

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