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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 01, 2013

    A relatively uneventful festival

    With lower temperatures and some help from event organizers, Country Stampede went very well from a safety standpoint, officials said Monday. Larry Couchman, the county’s emergency services director, said overall numbers were down from the previous year. Couchman reported that EMS saw around 383 patients,

  • Holidays | June 30, 2013

    Local ordinances and safety tips for a fun Fourth of July

    In April, city commissioners changed a few city ordinances governing fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations. Residents of Manhattan can no longer buy, sell or shoot fireworks commonly known as sky lanterns. These fireworks are small hot-air balloons, typically made of paper, that have a

  • Off The Beat | June 30, 2013

    Traits of an only child


    Recently, when a guy was introducing himself to me, he said his sister was coming down for Stampede this weekend. I asked if he had other siblings. No, just the sister. Cool, I said. I’m an only child. Now there are a couple of

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 30, 2013

    Local entities want to get out from under new law’s terms ... but at what cost?

    A new law that goes into effect Monday requires cities, counties and higher education institutions to permit the concealed carry of weapons inside their buildings unless they specifically seek an exemption from the law. Local bodies affected by the law are exercising their opportunity to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 30, 2013

    Clay County attorney critical of Bosch departure

    For the third time in three weeks, District Judge John Bosch set aside a plea agreement Thursday, this time handing a more lenient sentence to a man accused of starting a fire at a construction site in the summer of 2012. The case is out of

  • Arts, Leisure | June 30, 2013

    First 2014 Stampede headliner is announced

    Country Stampede still has a full day left, but one headliner has already been named for next year. Stampede officials announced during Friday’s performances that Eric Church will headline one of the days of next year’s event. Church has been a popular act

  • Gardening | June 30, 2013

    Top tips on watering summer vegetables


    Best watering practices can reduce some issues that commonly occur in the vegetable garden. An inch a week works pretty well as a starting point for most situations. Mulching your plants makes that inch of water last. Read any plant guide and it will likely

  • Men's Basketball | June 30, 2013

    McGruder gets invite from Magic

    Former Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder might not have gotten drafted in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but he will get his chance to show off his skill set for the league. McGruder was invited to the summer camp of the Orlando Magic on Friday, giving

  • General Activities | June 30, 2013

    Senior 17ers win two in Missouri

    After a tough mid-week loss to the KC Bullets earlier this week, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers rebounded nicely this weekend with a pair of wins on Friday afternoon at the Missouri State Western showcase. Manhattan earned a come-from-behind win in Game 1 before

  • Books | June 30, 2013

    ‘Suspect’ shines light on an unlikely friendship after individual tragedy

    “Suspect,” the latest book by award-winning mystery novelist Robert Crais, is the story of Scott and Maggie. Scott is officer Scott James, a seven-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who was seriously wounded in a shootout eight months earlier that killed his partner,

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