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  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Double Play competes in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under Double Play participated in the state tournament June 13-14 in Topeka. After losing 6-4 in their opening game against the Eudora Flames, the team bounced back with a pair of wins on Saturday. In the first game, they defeated the Garden

  • Editorials | June 24, 2013

    Bracing for Country Stampede

    It’s the last week in June, afternoon temperatures in the mid-90s have settled in, and because the Country Stampede is just a few days from its opening act, the pace of activity is picking up a few miles north of Manhattan in Tuttle

  • General Activities | June 24, 2013

    Area tennis players bring home trophies

    Four young Manhattan tennis players brought home trophies over the weekend from tournaments in Topeka and Kansas City. Daniel Harkin won the title in boys 14-and-under singles, while his sister Jillian won the trophy in girls 14-and-under singles at the Jayhawk Junior Open in Topeka.

  • Movies | June 24, 2013

    Forget the 3D, or maybe even the entire movie


    In the new movie “World War Z,” Brad Pitt plays a Philadelphia family man, until recently a foreign places-traveling agent of the United Nations. He awakens one morning to discover, through TV news broadcasts, that something wild is going on around the world. Soon zombies

  • Columns | June 24, 2013

    Judge dishonored his position

    My 14-year-old son, Tyler Dowling, was the victim of homicide in April 2011. I learned firsthand what having a life robbed from you feels like: the anguish of going to court, seeing my son’s killer, his family talking with him and laughing with him and

  • Arts, Leisure | June 24, 2013

    30 performances slated for upcoming McCain season

    As the upcoming McCain Performance Series season approaches, audiences should be prepared for more: more star power, more Broadway hits, more music, more dance and more shows. The 2013-14 season will have 30 performances from September to May. “This year’s McCain Performance Series continues our

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 24, 2013

    Jury selection delayed in murder trial

    Jury selection in the case against a soldier accused of first-degree murder was put on hold Monday after the man’s attorney was rushed to the hospital for an unspecified emergency. Daniel Parker, 26, Junction City, was set to appear Monday for the first day of

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 24, 2013

    City to hear $4.84 million in agency fund requests

    City commissioners plan to hear about $4.84 million in budget requests from nine outside agencies during Tuesday’s work session. The two largest of those are a $2.2 million request from the Manhattan Public Library, and $1 million request from the Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Neighbors | June 24, 2013

    Mixed martial artist inspired by ‘Rocky’

    Neigh 6-24.phatch

    Ethan Stevenson, 23, has recently gotten more involved in mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting, a sport that simultaneously challenges the mind and body. Stevenson first found his interest for the sport at the age of 10, while watching a Rocky movie. “Rocky became my inspiration; I had

  • Local |Business | June 24, 2013

    Property values up by $13 million in Pottawatomie County

    The assessed valuation of Pottawatomie County increased by about $13 million for 2013, according to figures certified last week to the county clerk’s office. The assessed or taxable value of all property (real, utilities and personal) for 2013 is $471,581,882, an increase of $12,859,539 over last year’s valuation

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