• Men's Basketball | June 25, 2013

    McGruder looking toward NBA Draft

    With the NBA Draft two days away, former Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder has been working hard to catch the eye of professional scouts. McGruder is seeking to become the first K-State player to reach the NBA since Michael Beasley and Bill Walker were drafted

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Moxie take second

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie finished second in the the Ozark Classic NIT this past weekend in Branson Mo. The Moxie went 2-1 in pool play, and 2-1 in bracket play for the runner-up finish. On Friday, the Moxie opened pool play with the Regal

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Bullets take fourth

    The Optimist 12-and-under Bullets went 7-2 and finished fourth this past weekend at the Summer Smash in Lenexa. In pool play, the Bullets were a perfect 4-0.  The Bullets won the first game against Flame Throwers 10-0 and then defeated the SWAT 4-1. 

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Lady Indians finish 13th

    The Manhattan Optimist 13-and-under Lady Indians finished 13th this past weekend at the three-day Summer Smash in Lenexa. The squad posted a 3-0-1 record to win its pool in early-round games. The Lady Indians defeated Tanel 360 Missouri 10-1, the KC Panthers 12-0 and the

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Double Play competes in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under Double Play participated in the state tournament June 13-14 in Topeka. After losing 6-4 in their opening game against the Eudora Flames, the team bounced back with a pair of wins on Saturday. In the first game, they defeated the Garden

  • Editorials | June 24, 2013

    Bracing for Country Stampede

    It’s the last week in June, afternoon temperatures in the mid-90s have settled in, and because the Country Stampede is just a few days from its opening act, the pace of activity is picking up a few miles north of Manhattan in Tuttle

  • General Activities | June 24, 2013

    Area tennis players bring home trophies

    Four young Manhattan tennis players brought home trophies over the weekend from tournaments in Topeka and Kansas City. Daniel Harkin won the title in boys 14-and-under singles, while his sister Jillian won the trophy in girls 14-and-under singles at the Jayhawk Junior Open in Topeka.

  • Movies | June 24, 2013

    Forget the 3D, or maybe even the entire movie


    In the new movie “World War Z,” Brad Pitt plays a Philadelphia family man, until recently a foreign places-traveling agent of the United Nations. He awakens one morning to discover, through TV news broadcasts, that something wild is going on around the world. Soon zombies

  • Columns | June 24, 2013

    Judge dishonored his position

    My 14-year-old son, Tyler Dowling, was the victim of homicide in April 2011. I learned firsthand what having a life robbed from you feels like: the anguish of going to court, seeing my son’s killer, his family talking with him and laughing with him and

  • Arts, Leisure | June 24, 2013

    30 performances slated for upcoming McCain season

    As the upcoming McCain Performance Series season approaches, audiences should be prepared for more: more star power, more Broadway hits, more music, more dance and more shows. The 2013-14 season will have 30 performances from September to May. “This year’s McCain Performance Series continues our

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