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  • General Activities | June 05, 2013

    Topeka Stars beat Manko seniors, 6-4

    After eight consecutive innings without a run, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers almost pulled off an impressive comeback in Topeka Tuesday night. Hosted by the Topeka Stars, the two teams opted into a single nine-inning game instead of a doubleheader. Eight innings later,

  • Baseball | June 05, 2013

    K-State baseball camp schedule changed

    Due to Kansas State’s berth in the NCAA Super Regional at Oregon State, Wildcats’ head coach Brad Hill has announced date changes to the 2013 Junior Wildcat Camp next week. The camp, which was originally scheduled for June 10-12, will now be June 24-26 at

  • General Activities | June 05, 2013

    BD Sting takes third

    The Manhattan Optimist BD Sting 16-and-under softball team played in the Cap City Showdown this past weekend in Topeka, finishing third. The Sting won all three games on Saturday, and then dropped the first game Sunday morning to finish pool play at 3-1, good for

  • June 05, 2013

    Hole-in-one at Stagg Hill

    Brandon Pitts had a hole-in-one on June 2 at Stagg Hill Golf Club. Pitts used an 8-iron from 143 yards out on No. 17. He made the shot during the Budweiser Open tournament. It was witnessed by Hunter Ray, Kevin Hall and George Kirshy.

  • Area Schools | June 05, 2013

    Miller named Student-Athlete of the Year

    Rock Creek High School’s Jacob Miller has been named the McDonald’s/KMAN Student-Athlete of the Year. This local award is given to one graduating student-athlete and is based on participation in varsity sports throughout high school, involvement in other extracurricular activities, academic achievement

  • Arts & Leisure | June 05, 2013

    Diary: London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Dublin


    The only reason we travelers keep traveling is that the satisfactions gained outweigh the ordeals imposed. In these days of so much virtual existence, when we’re being told that a ballet, opera, symphony concert or dramatic production transmitted to and experienced in a movie

  • Editorials | June 05, 2013

    A close call for Common Core

    We’d ought to be delighted that the Kansas Legislature rejected a proposal to halt the implementation of Common Core education standards in Kansas public schools. Instead, we’re relieved, and worried that the level of support the issue received means the standards are not

  • Letters | June 05, 2013

    Thoughts of animals provide welcome distractions

    To the Editor: The dismal news we have been reading lately about some of our legislators has us turning to our techniques of trying to feeling better. Some take a drink. Some create a problem for themselves by reaching for a drug. Some clutch their

  • I Wonder | June 04, 2013

    What’s that tower that looks sort of like a bottle brush?


    Q: Two questions: (1) I wonder what that strange tower is behind the Pebblebrook Apartments off Anderson Avenue? It looks like a very tall bottle brush. Cell phone tower disguised as a tree? (2) I wonder what is being built just south of the high school? A

  • Local |Business | June 04, 2013

    Housing boom in Pottawatomie County

    New bld.phatch

    Housing construction in Pottawatomie County is booming. In monthly updates Monday, three department heads told county commissioners that housing-related activity in their offices is has taken off in the past month. “Things are not slowing down at all. They’re really moving,” said Betty Abitz,

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