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  • Local |Education | May 18, 2014

    Music student earns degree from Berklee

    Dalton Harts, son of Terry and Ann Harts of Manhattan, graduated magna cum laude May 10 from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in electronic production and design. Berklee is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world,

  • Columns | May 18, 2014

    Obama still doesn’t have a strategy for Russia

    Our relations with Russia are both complicated and dangerous. If we are too aggressive with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, we could end up with a war. Yet if we continue our policy of pin pricks, we risk further convincing Russian President Vladimir Putin,

  • Local |Education | May 16, 2014

    Manhattan High set to graduate class of 380 on Sunday


    The Manhattan High School class of 2014 will graduate at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum, 1800 College Ave. Principal Greg Hoyt said about 380 students will receive their diplomas during the ceremony. Commencement is expected to last a little more than two hours, he said. No

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 16, 2014

    Area officials look to future

    Area officials received information Thursday on the progress of Manhattan Area 2035, an update to the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 2003, and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. Clarion Associates, the project’s lead consultant, presented during a joint meeting with the city and

  • Local |Business | May 16, 2014

    Company to add 100 jobs

    A manufacturing company based in Manhattan is planning a $7 million capital investment in its local plant, which is expected to create 100 additional production jobs. Florence Manufacturing Company, a division of Gibraltar Industries, will employ more than 400 people in Manhattan after the incremental workforce expansion is

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2014

    Three named KSU distinguished professors

    Three professors at K-State have been given the university’s highest honor. Faculty members Gary Pierzynski, professor and head of the agronomy department; Sandra Stith, professor of family studies and human services; and Bhadriraju Subramanyam, professor of postharvest production in the grain science and industry

  • I Wonder | May 16, 2014

    Which film about journalism is most realistic?


    Q: There have been lots of movies about newspapers, or flicks featuring heroic reporters risking life and limb for a big story. Which of these films represent anything like the day-to-day business of a real newspaper?

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 16, 2014

    Man waives hearing in manslaughter case

    What was expected to take most of the day Friday actually took about 20 minutes as a Leonardville man facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Garrett Olson, 20, confirmed his decision to Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court.

  • Manhattan High School | May 16, 2014

    MHS teams sweep league track meet

    Each year at the Centennial League track meet, the names change, but the results stay the same for Manhattan High. Both the boys’ and girls’ track teams continued their streaks of dominance, with the boys’ winning the league team title for the seventh consecutive year

  • Manhattan High School | May 16, 2014

    Turnley leads young MHS tennis team to state tournament


    Compared to the rest of his Manhattan High tennis teammates, Jonathan Turnley is something of an elder statesman. The lone senior on a team filled mostly with sophomores, Turnley has been the right-hand man for head coach Joyce Allen, helping her re-acclimate to coaching boys’

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