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  • Gardening | March 01, 2014

    It’s time to take spring veggie plants outside


    My broccoli plants I started under florescent lights are growing to a transplanting stage. Mid-March is the earliest I could put the small plants outside. They will need to get acclimated to outdoor growing conditions of wind and temperature changes. There is a window of 30

  • Columns | March 01, 2014

    Obama badly needs a realistic foreign policy

    Our foreign policy is bankrupt. Leaders around the world who once respected and even feared us now hold the United States in contempt. Our allies would not use such terms, but it is clear that most of them have ceased to count on American leadership.

  • March 01, 2014

    Southeast Kansas man’s business plan? Go nuts

    Completely Nuts. Does that sound like an unusual name for business? Today we’ll learn about a young entrepreneur who is involved in several enterprises, but one is focused on a very specific line of products: In fact, the product line is nuts only. Ben

  • Editorials | March 01, 2014

    A partnership worth protecting

    Let’s not wreck the City-University Projects Fund. It has served the interests of both the City of Manhattan and Kansas State University since the city annexed the university in 1994. The fund’s revenue comes primarily from franchise fees and sales taxes — between about $550,000 and $600,000

  • Columns | March 01, 2014

    Kansas is going nowhere

    What accounts for the enthusiasm our political leaders have for being moral busybodies, anti-government enthusiasts and fiscal fantasists? They have the support of an energetic minority of conser-vative middle- and lower-middle class, mostly male, mostly em-ployed adult Kansans who vote for the dream of improving

  • March 01, 2014

    K-State defeats No. 15 Iowa State, 80-73

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home in league play, outlasting Iowa State, 80-73, on Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-9, 10-6 Big 12) used a 16-0 to go ahead 20-9 in the first half, before Iowa State (22-6, 10-6) powered

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    MHS boys beat Seaman, host Topeka at sub-state

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held on to beat Seaman 62-51 Friday night, earning home-court advantage against Topeka High in the first round of sub-state this Thursday in the process. Since Lawrence Free State lost, the Indians hold the tiebreaker over Topeka High and

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    Indians win Centennial League title

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team used a strong second half to beat Seaman and win the Centennial League title Friday night, 47-38. After trailing by five at halftime, Manhattan came out with all the momentum in the third quarter, scoring 10 straight points while holding

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2014

    Vaniers give $60M to KSU

    Kansas State University has received $60 million — the largest private donation in the school’s history — from the Jack Vanier family. University President Kirk Schulz announced the gift, which is structured to provide $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Sorting through the stacks at library’s annual book sale


    From Barbara Delinsky and John Grisham to J.R.R. Tolkien and the most obscure authors, a lot of great reads will be available for purchase at the Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale this weekend. And cheap, of course: All of the books

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