Thursday, July 28, 2016


  • I Wonder | May 16, 2014

    Which film about journalism is most realistic?

    Q: There have been lots of movies about newspapers, or flicks featuring heroic reporters risking life and limb for a big story. Which of these films represent anything like the day-to-day business of a real newspaper?

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 16, 2014

    Man waives hearing in manslaughter case

    What was expected to take most of the day Friday actually took about 20 minutes as a Leonardville man facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Garrett Olson, 20, confirmed his decision to Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court.

  • Manhattan High School | May 16, 2014

    MHS teams sweep league track meet

    Each year at the Centennial League track meet, the names change, but the results stay the same for Manhattan High. Both the boys’ and girls’ track teams continued their streaks of dominance, with the boys’ winning the league team title for the seventh consecutive year

  • Manhattan High School | May 16, 2014

    Turnley leads young MHS tennis team to state tournament


    Compared to the rest of his Manhattan High tennis teammates, Jonathan Turnley is something of an elder statesman. The lone senior on a team filled mostly with sophomores, Turnley has been the right-hand man for head coach Joyce Allen, helping her re-acclimate to coaching boys’

  • Manhattan High School | May 16, 2014

    MHS soccer edges Shawnee Heights

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 1-0 win over Shawnee Heights on the road Thursday evening. The Indians got a single goal in the 23rd minute from Kelli Stockton on a ball from Emma Samenus in the first

  • Editorials | May 16, 2014

    What will our city be like in 2035?

    We rather like the Manhattan conjured up Wednesday by residents who participated in a long-range planning exercise. What’s not to like about more green space, better bicycle access and clean air? Those are just three of the items that participants mentioned as important in

  • Columns | May 16, 2014

    We don’t know what we can’t say

    When the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved minor on Wednesday revisions to its policy that lets a university fire a staff or faculty member for intemperate use of social media, it did so with enough information to know that it was implementing poor policy.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 16, 2014

    Obesity can take a toll on pets, K-State veterinarian says

    While you’re counting calories and getting in extra exercise, you probably should be doing the same thing for your pets, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. A survey from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that about 53 percent of dogs are either

  • Arts & Leisure | May 16, 2014

    Jazz, bluegrass legends entertain McCain crowd


    The absolutely final item in the ’13-’14 McCain Auditorium season at K-State was last Tuesday night’s American Legacies show. A good-sized crowd turned out during finals week to hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Del McCoury Band, and different combinations of elements of

  • Obituaries | May 16, 2014


    Robert J. Newman, 89, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Omaha, Neb. He was born on March 14, 1925 in Manhattan to Porter J. Newman and Nettie H. Newman.  He attended public school in Manhattan, graduating from MHS in 1942.  He enrolled at Kansas State University for

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