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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Initiative pays off in caught criminals

    The Riley County Police Department’s patrol chief told county commissioners Monday that the department’s new Laser Point initiative has caught three people believed to have committed around 30 recent vehicle burglaries. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the initiative predicted that crimes would be committed on

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Local lawmakers pan results of 2013 session

    The Kansas Legislature ended its overtime session Sunday with local legislators voting against the budget, which included cuts to K-State. Post-secondary institutions will have $66 million in cuts over two years. This is accomplished through a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut for each of the next two years

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Auditorium revamp on city agenda

    City commissioners will decide whether to move forward with the renovations to City Auditorium during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners authorized architect Bruce McMillan to do a set of designs for the renovations at the Feb. 19 meeting. The idea is to expand the basketball courts

  • Neighbors | June 03, 2013

    Her career path is very snowy


    Stephanie Oursler has great dreams and has already taken some big steps to make sure they come true.  A May 2012 graduate of Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Oursler attended the 2012 Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, while still a student assisting Iditarod trail veterinary

  • General Activities | June 03, 2013

    Junior 17ers fall in 15-5 blowout

    The Manhattan Manko 17-and-under 17ers started things off well enough Saturday night in the late game of the 21st Annual Manhattan Tournament of Champions at Norvell Field, but the good start didn’t last against the Kansas (Topeka) Mudcats. Manhattan fell 15-5 in four innings

  • General Activities | June 03, 2013

    Senior 17ers finish second at TOC

    After the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers outlasted the Kansas Crush in Friday’s first pool-play game, everyone watching Sunday’s final in bracket play expected a hotly-contested game. The championship game of the 21st Annual Manhattan Tournament of Champions lived up to the

  • Letters | June 03, 2013

    Our cemeteries looked beautiful on Memorial Day

    To the Editor: I visited Sunset and Sunrise cemeteries on Memorial Day and was very impressed and proud of the way they looked.

  • Editorials | June 03, 2013

    Not the best way to boost pool revenue

    Some residents have made enough of a splash about rules changes at the city pools to leave one wondering whether city officials could use life preservers. We can’t blame parents of young children for objecting to a new rule requiring them to pay to

  • Letters | June 03, 2013

    Hats off to cast and crew of a terrific Soldiers Show

    To the Editor: My family saw the Soldiers Show on Saturday.  It was a colorful, well-done, wonderfully produced show.

  • Movies | June 03, 2013

    ‘Now You See Me’ probably isn’t worth your time


    In telling a complicated story, writers should not have characters act in ways that are contrary to their own best interests. This is true even when a surprise ending requires that the characters’ interests are different than what we might expect. Perhaps I should make

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