Tuesday, June 30, 2015


  • Movies | June 04, 2013

    During ‘After Earth’ is a good time to check your cellphone


    I have a new index scheme for judging general release movies. The worse they are, the greater number of ticket-holder cell phones will be lit up during the showing. The little lights glaring in one’s face from phones farther forward in the theater indicate

  • Letters | June 04, 2013

    City ought to improve lane markings on streets

    To the Editor: My thanks go to Jim Murphy for his letter expressing his concern about city codes. I, too, wonder what is going on at City Hall beyond the current money-spending trend.

  • Baseball | June 03, 2013

    Cats edge Hogs, win regional


    For a while, scoring the third run of the game seemed to elude Kansas State in its NCAA Regional championship game with Arkansas. But a sequence of two wild pitches among three tries from Razorback pitcher Jalen Beeks helped the Wildcats score two runs and

  • Baseball | June 03, 2013

    Esquivel, Matthys solid for Wildcats


    Kansas State relievers Gerardo Esquivel and Jake Matthys were there when Kansas State needed them the most Sunday night. The two combined to toss 6 1/3 shutout innings of relief to close the door on Arkansas and hand the Wildcats a 4-3 win in the NCAA Regional

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Initiative pays off in caught criminals

    The Riley County Police Department’s patrol chief told county commissioners Monday that the department’s new Laser Point initiative has caught three people believed to have committed around 30 recent vehicle burglaries. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the initiative predicted that crimes would be committed on

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Local lawmakers pan results of 2013 session

    The Kansas Legislature ended its overtime session Sunday with local legislators voting against the budget, which included cuts to K-State. Post-secondary institutions will have $66 million in cuts over two years. This is accomplished through a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut for each of the next two years

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Auditorium revamp on city agenda

    City commissioners will decide whether to move forward with the renovations to City Auditorium during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners authorized architect Bruce McMillan to do a set of designs for the renovations at the Feb. 19 meeting. The idea is to expand the basketball courts

  • Neighbors | June 03, 2013

    Her career path is very snowy


    Stephanie Oursler has great dreams and has already taken some big steps to make sure they come true.  A May 2012 graduate of Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Oursler attended the 2012 Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, while still a student assisting Iditarod trail veterinary

  • General Activities | June 03, 2013

    Junior 17ers fall in 15-5 blowout

    The Manhattan Manko 17-and-under 17ers started things off well enough Saturday night in the late game of the 21st Annual Manhattan Tournament of Champions at Norvell Field, but the good start didn’t last against the Kansas (Topeka) Mudcats. Manhattan fell 15-5 in four innings

  • General Activities | June 03, 2013

    Senior 17ers finish second at TOC

    After the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers outlasted the Kansas Crush in Friday’s first pool-play game, everyone watching Sunday’s final in bracket play expected a hotly-contested game. The championship game of the 21st Annual Manhattan Tournament of Champions lived up to the

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