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  • Movies | June 23, 2014

    ‘Jersey Boys’ movie more cliché than entertainment


    Director Clint Eastwood’s movie version of the popular musical “Jersey Boys” is not, it turns out, a complete fiasco. It has some good songs, taken from the repertoire of 1960s pop group The Four Seasons. John Lloyd Young, who plays high-voiced Frankie Valli, sings

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    U.S. sees cruel side of the game

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    Knowledgeable soccer fans understood the horror of it, surely. But if you don’t follow the game on a day-to-day basis, and want some perspective on just how needless it was for the United States to get hit in the mouth with Portugal grabbing a

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 23, 2014

    KSU selects 10 startup companies to help in ‘Launch a Business’

    The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 10 high-potential startup ventures for participation in the inaugural class of the K-State Launch a Business program, or LAB program, powered by KS State Bank. The selected businesses will take part in a five-session summer program,

  • Obituaries | June 23, 2014


    Michael Ray Olivier, 57, of Manhattan died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 16, 1957, in Harper, the son of Francis and Patsy (

  • Baseball | June 23, 2014

    Former Wildcat Steve Anson dies in accident

    Former Kansas State baseball standout and current Washburn baseball coach Steve Anson died on Sunday afternoon in a tree-trimming accident on his property in Grantville. Anson, who has served as the head coach at Wasburn since 1980, is survived by his wife, Dena Anson. “We are

  • Men's Basketball | June 23, 2014

    KSU among national leaders in attendance

    Kansas State has ranked among the Top 35 in men’s basketball attendance for the seventh time in the last eight years, as the NCAA recently released its attendance figures for the 2013-14 season. The Wildcats attracted 12,125 fans per game to 17 home games this past season

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    Monarchs go 2-3

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under softball team went 2-3 over the weekend to finish seventh out of fifteen teams in the USSSA West “C” State Tournament in Derby. The Monarchs opened against the Garden City Envy, the eventual tournament champions. With the score tied 2-2

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    Local kids win tennis titles

    Manhattan tennis players won titles and turned in some impressive results at tournaments held this past week. At the Sweet 16 tournament in Kansas City, which includes the top 16 players in the region that includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma, Daniel Harkin and Brett Seaton

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | June 22, 2014

    Officials unearth explosive device

    Officials evacuated 60 residences in Fort Riley on Friday after the discovery of an unidentified explosive device on Custer Hill. The device, which Fort Riley officials referred to as an “unexploded ordnance,” was unearthed near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Hamptom Place, according to a

  • June 22, 2014

    Dancers march to their own beat at Juneteenth


    Manhattan celebrated its 25th annual Juneteenth Community Festival and Parade Saturday morning, and for the third year in a row, Gateway Highsteppers from Kansas City, Kan., ushered it in with a marching drum line and dance. The parade traveled down Poyntz Avenue and ended in

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