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  • Movies | May 06, 2014

    New DVDs feature titles of interest to teens

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    This month the new videos shelves will be heavy with copies of “Veronica Mars,” “Her,” and the remake of “Gambit.” But what’s surprising is how much the other new releases skew toward teen interest movies. There may not be anything new in the teen

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 06, 2014

    McKenith gets life in prison

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder, while his mother has pleaded no contest to aiding him after the fact and other charges. James McKenith, 33, was sentenced Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court for the murder of John

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 06, 2014

    Nitchman sentenced to probation in vehicular homicide

    A Missouri man charged with vehicular homicide was sentenced to 12 months of probation Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Daniel Nitchman, 39, of St. Robert, Mo., was charged with the Class A misdemeanor in the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Nitchman pleaded no contest

  • Local |Business | May 06, 2014

    County awaits bridge analysis

    The official results are still pending, but Bob Awerkamp is hopeful an engineering analysis of the Belvue Bridge conducted last week will be good news. Awerkamp is owner of The Onyx Collection at Belvue and the person who urged the Pottawatomie County Commission to get

  • Local | May 06, 2014

    Concert planned to benefit Peace Memorial Auditorium

    The push to keep the stage at Peace Memorial Auditorium continues. A benefit concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Memorial in City Hall. The program is free, but donations will be accepted at the door for

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 06, 2014

    K-State students, employees sign media petition

    Four hundred forty-six students and members of the faculty and staff at Kansas State University signed a petition against the Kansas Board of Regents’ proposed social media policy. The petition was developed by the Faculty Senate leadership group and sent to the regents on Tuesday.

  • Local |Education | May 06, 2014

    Board to discuss radios, Head Start

    USD 383 school board members are scheduled to discuss the district’s Head Start programs and the purchase of radios for Manhattan High School at their meeting Wednesday. Current considerations for the high school are to purchase Kenwood NexEdge NX 220K radios from Ka-Comm Inc. in

  • May 06, 2014

    A timely step for transparency

    Amid laws that eliminated teacher tenure and expressed defiance of the Affordable Care Act through the so-called Health Care Compact, there was plenty about the 2014 Legislature to find fault with. But Kansas lawmakers deserve credit for approving legislation that allows citizens greater access to the

  • Columns | May 06, 2014

    Marriage equality is a civil right

    I see a sign as I go around Manhattan these days. Many of us see this sign in the faces of people who live here and around the world. It says there can be love in all our hearts and in our actions. This is

  • Manhattan High School | May 06, 2014

    MHS tennis takes 4th at league meet

    Facing some of the toughest competition it’s seen this season, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team finished in fourth place at the Centennial League tennis meet Monday afternoon. Hayden successfully dethroned Washburn Rural, which had won the tournament 18 seasons in a row, by a


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