• Manhattan High School | March 03, 2013

    Indians fall short vs. Wichita Heights

    WICHITA — For a half, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team was able to hang in against a tough Wichita Heights team in Saturday’s sub-state final. Manhattan contained the Falcons in the halfcourt, forcing Heights to instead do most of its damage in transition and

  • Area Schools | March 03, 2013

    Valley Heights boys’ season comes to an end

    At Centralia, the Hanover Wildcats (14-6) used a strong third quarter to build a lead nine-point lead heading into the fourth quarter against Valley Heights (14-8) in the semifinals of the Centralia sub-state on Friday. The Mustangs were not able to mount a comeback in

  • Track & Field | March 03, 2013

    Rovelto signs 11 to 2013 recruiting class

    After signing the sixth-ranked women’s recruiting class in the nation last year, Kansas State track and field coach Cliff Rovelto has announced the signing of eight women’s recruits and three men to National Letters of Intent for the 2013 recruiting class during the spring

  • Tennis | March 03, 2013

    K-State tennis blanked by No. 10 Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. — The 32nd-ranked Kansas State women’s tennis team looked for its second win over a Top 25 opponent this season, but No. 10 Nebraska defended its home court with a 7-0 win on Saturday at the Nebraska Tennis Center. This was the first shut out

  • Track & Field | March 03, 2013

    Wait breaks KSU record at last-chance meet

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Three Wildcats traveled to Fayetteville to compete at the Arkansas Final Qualifier in an attempt to move up the NCAA rankings and qualify for the NCAA Championship next week. Kansas State junior pole vaulter Kyle Wait might have just done that too, as

  • Equestrian | March 03, 2013

    Equestrian team loses at Baylor, 12-7

    WACO, Texas — A two-meet road trip got off to a rough start for the fourth-ranked Kansas State equestrian team, as the Wildcats dropped a decision to No. 6 Baylor, 12-7, Friday. The Hunter seat team mustered up strong scores, but was unable to overcome Baylor. It

  • Arts, Leisure | March 03, 2013

    Filmmaker has shot in London, Hong Kong, brings next film back to his hometown


    For the past week, Steve Balderson has waited in his Wamego home for more than 120 hours of film footage to transfer from 16-gig cards onto a computer. The footage is the raw product of his latest movie; he’ll use the computer to edit it

  • Off The Beat | March 03, 2013

    Words we love; words we hate


    Last week, my boss casually asked whether we could use a certain word in the newspaper. My reaction was immediate and severe — I kind of gagged and shouted “No!” at the same time — and it made several people nearby giggle. I’ll not tell you

  • Books | March 03, 2013

    Wolf packs and human families have more similarities than one would think

    Next time family members need to know how to strengthen ties, solve problems, cope with tragedy and be able to forgive, they would be wise to read Jodi Picoult’s novel, “Lone Wolf.” After that’s been said, some people might understandably raise their flag

  • Books | March 03, 2013

    Immigrants: Are Muslims different from others?

    If you have ever worried about Muslim immigration overwhelming Europe or North America or worried about how to respond to people concerned about such immigration, then this is the book for you. Written by London-based Canadian journalist Doug Sanders, this is a highly readable but

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