• Area Schools | May 12, 2014

    Silver Lake sweeps Rock Creek softball

    Rock Creek lost both games of a twin bill with Silver Lake last week. In the first contest, the Mustangs kept Silver Lake in check for a majority of the game, but failed to take advantage of small windows of opportunity. The Eagles scored one

  • Area Schools | May 12, 2014

    Rock Creek baseball splits with Silver Lake

    Just two days after sweeping Wabaunsee in dominant fashion, the Rock Creek baseball team split with Silver Lake. Despite a big day at the dish from Shilo Schaake, who finished 3 for 4, Mustangs lost 15-3 to Silver Lake in the first game. Drake McMillan got the

  • Arts & Leisure | May 11, 2014

    Iris show, ‘Barnyard’ play, Preservation Hall jazz

    TODAY The Flint Hills Iris Society invites visitors to view the colorful array of blooming iris, 1-4 p.m. Weather permit-ting.Vote on their favorite. KSU Gardens, 1500 Denison Road, just north of Claflin.   Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy

  • Local |Education | May 11, 2014

    Confusion, controversy surround new standards

    A source of confusion and political debate, the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th graders might pose questions for some or be controversial for others. The Common Core standards are an attempt to have a national set of goals and corresponding tests for

  • Holidays | May 11, 2014

    Greek house moms make home for their ‘kids’


    Bobbie Lonker on Thursday talked with her ‘boys’ about the night’s dinner plans: spaghetti. Only six of them were home at that time, but soon everybody would be together. Just a nice dinner with a mom and her 65 boys. “It’s a full house,”

  • Off The Beat | May 11, 2014

    ’Ville office was comic book heaven


    When I was a 10-year-old boy living in Wamego, my favorite place to go when we visited Manhattan was a real estate office in Aggieville. But I wasn’t looking for bargains on new homes. I wasn’t seeking my own apartment. Instead I was

  • Local | May 11, 2014

    A story behind every shiny fender at Yard Art car show


    Classic cars and trucks in the 24th-annual Yard Art Classics Car Club show gleamed in City Park on Saturday with shining, exuberant-looking paint and chrome.  There were 121 vehicles at the park that dated back to Henry Ford’s Model T’s, and many of

  • Local |Business | May 11, 2014

    How one housing trend is affecting the local market

    Message for potential home-buyers in Manhattan and surrounding communities: Don’t panic! Why is such a startling reassurance necessary? Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors released a study about the rise of cash purchases in the residential real estate market — and the numbers

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 11, 2014

    RCPD tests cameras

    0508 police camera 2.phatch

    The Riley County Police Department has some new toys to play with. Police last week began testing four TASER AXON Flex on-officer cameras that will allow for video recording in certain situations. The cameras are meant to be used “during (an officer’s) investigation when

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 11, 2014

    Burg named VP for research at KSU

    K-State has named bioengineering expert Karen Burg the university’s new vice president for research. Burg, who has served as interim vice provost and Dean of the graduate school at Clemson University since 2011, will take the post Aug. 3. President Kirk Schulz called Burg “a transformative

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