Friday, October 9, 2015


  • I Wonder | September 03, 2013

    When are the streets swept?


    Q: I see the city street sweepers out at varying times and wonder whether there is a posted schedule that the public can view so we know when they will be in front of our house. The reason is that I would love to know

  • Neighbors | September 03, 2013

    River rescue got new cop’s feet wet


    WAMEGO — Two days after graduating from the police academy, Wamego Police Department Officer Derek Gray found himself in the Kansas River, rescuing a 9-year-old girl. The rescue occurred Aug. 4 following a weekend of heavy rains and flooding. The girl, Kayla Hardie of Wamego, had been

  • Food & Drink | September 03, 2013

    Fruits, herbs make great hot-weather cocktail partners

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    The bounty of a friend’s garden and the lingering summer heat inspired me last week to experiment with a variety of cocktails featuring herbs and fruit. On a recent trip to London, I was introduced to Pimm’s Cup, a staple at Wimbledon. If

  • Movies | September 03, 2013

    New action film is goofy ... and sort of fun


    “Getaway,” a new action movie, is as loud and constantly colorful as some recent suspense movies have been demur. Then, too, it isn’t like any other movie named “Getaway” that I’ve ever seen before. The 1972 “The Getaway,” directed by Sam Peckinpah, featured Steve

  • Volleyball | September 03, 2013

    Cats win UNLV Invite with victory over UNLV

    LAS VEGAS — Behind four players in double-digit kills, the Kansas State volleyball team defeated UNLV in five games late Saturday night, winning (25-27, 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13 to capture the UNLV Invitational at the Cox Pavilion. Tournament MVP Kaitlynn Pelger turned in a season-high 19 kills

  • Manhattan High School | September 03, 2013

    MHS girls’ tennis opens new season today

    After losing eight senior girls a year ago, Manhattan High tennis coach Joyce Allen knew it would be difficult to replenish her roster this fall. With just 14 girls out and just one returning senior, she didn’t anticipate this. “I think it’s a good

  • Manhattan High School | September 03, 2013

    Indians win 3-0 in Titan Classic opener

    It was another game and another easy day for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team. The defense pitched a shutout and the offense struck early and often, as the Indians stayed undefeated with a 3-0 victory over Wichita North in the opening game of the

  • Columns | September 03, 2013

    Kinder: Just sign here please

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    Few people probably even know who Michael Tucker is, let alone remember when he played for the Kansas City Royals. Much like his career, he’s an easy player to forget. But not me. The former Royals outfielder threw a baseball at me when I

  • Local | September 01, 2013

    A look at critical areas newly impacted by proposed changes to flood plain regulations

    Three residential areas in Manhattan will be hit hardest by the new FEMA floodplain when those maps become effective next year. About 450 property owners are to be included in the redrawn floodplain, according to city officials. In addition to the properties that are being mapped

  • Local |Government, Politics | September 01, 2013

    Decision due on auditorium

    City commissioners plan to decide the fate of the Peace Memorial Auditorium at their 7 pm meeting Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall. Commissioners will either authorize Bruce McMillan Architects to complete the final design of the auditorium renovations as previously approved by

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