Friday, February 12, 2016


  • Local |Education | February 05, 2016

    Students heading home after 2-week stint at MHS


    A short-term visit to Manhattan High School for Chinese students and teachers came to a close with a celebration Friday. Manhattan High School’s American Field Service club hosted six students and two teachers from China for two weeks to allow for the visitors to

  • Columns | February 05, 2016

    Where are the agents of change?

    Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is now 12 years old.  Much of the book’s fevered language still seems extreme, yet right now much of what Frank implied and described has become reality or is well on its way.  So

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 05, 2016

    Bill would protect underage drinkers who seek help

    The Kansas House gave initial approval Thursday of a bill championed by a local legislator to protect underage drinkers seeking medical assistance. Rep. Tom Phillips, R-Manhattan, carried the Senate bill to the House floor where it passed 92 to 27 Thursday. The measure allows underage drinkers to

  • Movies | February 05, 2016

    It’s hard to know why ‘50 Shades of Black’ was made


    Writer and actor Marlon Wayans, one of a sprawling family of Californians related somehow to “entertainment,” seems to have been the power behind the making of “50 Shades of Black.” So one attends this new movie with certain expectations. It will be a send-up of “50 Shades

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2016

    Ex-Fort Riley soldier gets life sentence in child sex case

    A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of 10 counts related to sex with an 8-year-old child will spend at least 50 years in prison. James Henning, 41, Junction City, was found guilty in October of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, three counts of aggravated

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | February 05, 2016

    Cameron: 3-point shot making game ‘a bit of a bore’

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Confession: I’m a hypocrite. For instance, I kept banging the TV remote on Wednesday night, first intending to stick with the Cats’ game at Kansas — but then finding it impossible to resist routine peeks at the Golden State Warriors’ game against Washington. I mean,

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    MHS gets back to Centennial League grind

    With almost a week between games for both of Manhattan High’s basketball teams, the Centennial League grind picks back up for the Tribe on the road tonight at Topeka West. While both teams will face off against a two-win opponent Friday, the boys will

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    MHS bowlers take second at triangular

    Both of Manhattan High’s bowling teams took second place at a triangular meet in Junction City on Thursday. The Manhattan girls rolled a 1,988 on the day, edging third-place Hayden by 149 pins and finishing behind Junction City, which won with a 2,171. The boys’ team rolled

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016

    Three MHS football players sign with DCCC

    Three Manhattan High athletes will make their way out west to continue their football careers at Dodge City Community College next year. Adam Al-Soltani, Nate MacCharles and Jemell Richardson made their commitments official this week, capping the occasion with a signing ceremony Friday morning at

  • Obituaries | February 05, 2016


    Quentin William Taylor, 34, formerly of Westmoreland, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Mercy Health Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The funeral home declined to provide cause of death information. The family provided some of the following information.  Quentin was born February 23, 1981, to Neal and Nancy (Clyde)

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