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    William “Beaver” Ensley Jr., 47, of Manhattan, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. He was born on Aug. 5, 1966, in Manhattan, the son of Bill and Marcella (Perez) Ensley Sr.  .

  • Andy Sawyers returning to K-State B8.51009.ksubb.phatch

    Former Kansas State hitting coach Andy Sawyers is coming back to the Wildcats. In a move made official today, Sawyers left his position as hitting coach at Texas A&M to return to K-State, where he served as hitting .

  • Big 12 to host NYC forum on state of college athletics

    The Big 12 announced it will host “The State of College Athletics Forum,” the first in a series of forums dedicated to the issues facing college athletics. On Aug. 6 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, a broad-based panel from college .

  • Former Wildcat Misenhelter wins Kansas Amateur

    Thanks to a final-round score of 71 Thursday, former Kansas State women’s golfer Gianna Misenhelter carded a three-round score of 219 to capture the Kansas Women’s Amateur Championship at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Misenhelter, who was a senior during the 2013.

  • Manhattan Dirt Devils win title

    The 13-and-under Manhattan Dirt Devils captured the Midwest League USSSA A World Series championship, besting the Sharks of Overland Park, 3-1, on Wednesday at the Fountain Bluff complex in Liberty, Mo. The Dirt Devils went 7-0 in the tournament, which .

  • Optimist EXTREME finish 4th

    The Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under XTREME placed fourth in a tournament in Augusta recently. They defeated McPherson Lady Express 13-1, Wichita Rampage 11-0 and the Derby Iron Maidens 12-1. They tied the Wichita Kansas Cannons, 0-0.  Manhattan lost to the .

  • Nichols closer to trial in murder case

    Who played what roles in John Burroughs’ death last September remains to be determined, but a Riley County District Court judge on Wednesday ruled that there’s probable cause to believe a Kansas City man may be one of the .

  • Board considers 1-mill increase

    District officials recommended a 1-mill levy increase and an increase in budget authority to the USD 383 Board of Education on Wednesday, though no decisions have been made. In a budget work session, director of business services Lew Faust said that .

  • District to launch updated website

    USD 383’s district website has undergone an extreme makeover and will launch on Monday. Director of communications and school safety Michele Jones presented information about the modernized site — still — to the school board at Wednesday’s .

  • Junior 17ers win Zone championship

    After an up-and-down regular season, the American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers are headed to state. Behind a 10-5 victory over the Junction City Jays on Wednesday, the 17ers advanced to next week’s single-A state tournament in Leavenworth against .

  • U.S. should keep talking with Iran

    If, as seems apparent, the United States is unable to reach a deal with Iran by Sunday’s deadline to limit that country’s nuclear program, the United States will have three basic alternatives. We can escalate sanctions in the .

  • It’s been a wonderful year in an ‘utterly amazing town’

    To the Editor: My name is Oliver Liebe, and I am an exchange student from Denmark. My year in the U.S. has been an amazing adventure, an emotional roller coaster of longing for home and wanting to stay — but .


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