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  • Manhattan High School | January 14, 2013

    MHS JV wrestling wins Hays tourney

    With the varsity wrestlers in Newton over the weekend, the JV wrestling team at Manhattan High traveled out to Hays for the Junior Prairie Classic, winning the event with 186.5 team points, 20 more than second-place Dodge City. Garden City (162), Hays (140.5) and Colby (114) rounded out the top

  • Football | January 13, 2013

    Clements leaving K-State for job at Oklahoma State

    Kansas State assistant coach Joe Bob Clements is leaving Manhattan to coach the defensive line at Oklahoma State, according to a tweet from Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy. “Excited to announce Joe Bob Clements as the new defensive line coach at Oklahoma State,” Gundy tweeted

  • January 13, 2013

    Sweeping floors, hauling hay: area professionals reflect on their first paid gigs


    First jobs tend to have a bad reputation. People are young and inexperienced, and the pay is almost always low. The jobs themselves tend to involve relatively menial tasks: paper routes, busing tables at restaurants or doing basic janitorial tasks. There’s a reasonable prospect

  • Arts, Leisure | January 13, 2013

    A variety of music, theatre, dance will heat up the season

    A chorus line.phatch

    The new year is brimming with cultural events in Manhattan, and there’s plenty of theater, music, art and dance to fill your agenda through the springtime. The unofficial headliner of the season is violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, who will take the McCain Auditorium stage

  • Off The Beat | January 13, 2013

    Beauty: It isn’t just skin deep


    What is it about the beginning of the year that inspires people to quit their smoking habit, be happier or lose obnoxious amounts of weight? Is it the freshness of a new year…a new beginning, one that isn’t scarred with our failures? I’

  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Annual literary discussion series to begin at library


    Beginning this month, Manhattan Public Library will host the annual winter book discussion series, TALK: Talk About Literature in Kansas, sponsored by the Manhattan Library Association and the Kansas Humanities Council. Discussions will be held at 7 p.m. January through April in the library’s

  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Latest novel proves Rowling’s talents go beyond wizards, spells


    J.K. Rowling’s most recent book, “Casual Vacancy,” bears little resemblance to her immensely popular Harry Potter series. Casual vacancy is a British expression for a vacancy on the local governing council when a member dies in office. Barry Fairbrother, who fought for the

  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Alternate lives, mystery and witchcraft

    C-witch world.phatch

    Just because Christopher Pike says he writes “weird” books does not mean he possesses a weird mind. True, as an author of thrillers, Pike worships the strange and terrifying stuff that appeals to so many of his fans. He wouldn’t be true to form

  • Movies | January 13, 2013

    These movies weren’t awesome, they were awful


    The easiest way to pick the worst movies of 2012 is to begin with “Les Miserables.” But it seems to me that folks know ahead of time whether or not they are going to be willing to overlook the weaknesses of a long-running musical. So I

  • Local |Education | January 13, 2013

    Local man named NAIA scholar-athlete

    Peter Ramundo, of Manhattan, has been named among the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Peter runs cross-country for Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich. He is a junior and majoring in history. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director,

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