• Bridal show, eagle day, KSU basketball and more

    With a fresh dusting of snow, there could be a white Flint Hills Bridal Show this weekend. More than 50 wedding vendors, from florists and caterers to DJs and photo booths, will be on display at the Hilton Garden Inn from .

  • Firm sees evidence of crowding in USD 383

    Confirming what the Manhattan- Ogden school board has suspected in recent years, BG Consultants said the district’s elementary schools are essentially at capacity. The board hired BG Consultants in September to help the district craft a long-term facilities plan .

  • Area legislators are optimistic ahead of new session Arealegislators

    Area legislators have used a lot of words to describe recent sessions in the statehouse — mostly negative ones. For the session that starts next week, they’re trying out a different word: optimism. Reps. Sydney Carlin, D-Manhattan, Ron Highland, R-Wamego, .

  • E-cigarette retailers battle lawmakers on new tax

    TOPEKA — A group representing electronic cigarette retailers in Kansas is fighting to prevent the state from enforcing a new tax on vaping fluid. A lobbyist for the Kansas Vapers Association argued during a legislative committee meeting Tuesday that the bill .

  • Congressman’s son ‘dabs’ during photo shoot Dab

    WASHINGTON — A new Kansas congressman is dishing out discipline after his 17-yearold son pulled a dance move resembling a sneeze during a photo shoot with House Speaker Paul Ryan after the House swearing- in ceremony in Washington. U.S. Rep. .

  • Mumps cases reported at University of Kansas

    LAWRENCE — Health officials have confirmed one case of mumps at the University of Kansas and are investigating nine other suspected cases since mid-December. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department announced the findings Wednesday. Mary Beverly, the department’s director of epidemiology, .

  • A new threat to national parks?

    From Public Citizen’s perspective, Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, has just opened the national parks to a flood of commercialization. Said Public Citizen: ‘It is disgraceful that the parks service plans to sell our national parks .

  • Public should demand changes in veteran care

    To the Editor: Our December issue of the American Legion magazine contains an article in which Veterans Administration Secretary Bob McDonald basically blamesCongressfortheVA’s problems. In 2015, the VA under McDonald granted $177 million in bonuses. Senior executives received on average $10,000 apiece, .

  • Optimists grateful for support of tree lot

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season. We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us. .

  • Wildcats fall to Oklahoma in overtime Wbbvswvu16

    A furious fourth quarter comeback by No. 25 Kansas State gave the Wildcats a late lead, but No. 20 Oklahoma knocked down a late 3-pointer to send the game to overtime and hold off the Wildcats’ upset bid, 85-80. The Sooners have .

  • Minnesota AD faces pressure after firing coach

    MINNEAPOLIS — At the end of an hours-long meeting with Minnesota President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle, university Board of Regents Chairman Dean Johnson excused himself from the room for a drink of water and a head-clearing walk down .

  • ‘Fences’ thoughtful, full of dramatic turns

    Playwright August Wilson is about ten years gone now, dead of cancer. Denzel Washington has gotten ahold of the playwright’s screenplay version of his own “Fences.” And the resultant film is playing downtown in the mall 13-plex. “Fences” is .


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