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  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 09, 2012

    Election shows voters favored candidates at far ends of political spectrum


    If there was one clear winner in the just-concluded election for both the Kansas Legislature and the U.S. Congress, it was this: polarization. So said Joe Aistrup, a political science professor at Kansas State University and an expert on Kansas politics, in a speech

  • I Wonder | November 09, 2012

    Who’s responsible for fixing the road near Blue Hills?


    Q: The little road that runs north of Blue Hills Shopping Center, connecting the shopping center to Tuttle Creek Boulevard, is a disaster. Who’s responsible for fixing it, and why hasn’t anything been done?

  • Editorials | November 09, 2012

    $97.5 million couldn’t fix everything

    The beat goes on in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Just four years after voters approved an unprecedented $97.5 million bond issue for school renovations and expansions — and just as the massive project is wrapping up — the Board of Education returned to the subject of yet more

  • Columns | November 09, 2012

    Trip to Russia an eye-opener

    Last month, while the combines of Kansas were harvesting soybean fields, my husband packed and left the country. This was unusual, to say the least, but Bob was extended an invitation from Kansas State University to go to Moscow with a team from the Agronomy

  • Arts, Leisure | November 09, 2012

    MHS troupe succeeds with ‘How to Succeed ...’


    Scale and costumes are two related subjects that seem to always come up in any discussion of Manhattan High’s long run of productions of Broadway musicals. The most recent of these shows, a straight-up version of the 1961 play “How to Succeed in Business Without

  • Local |Education |Government, Politics | November 09, 2012

    Obama is kids’ choice here

    In addition to winning the general election, President Obama performed well Tuesday with an important but politically irrelevant demographic: kids. A total of 3,857 USD 383 students in grades K-12 cast their ballots during a Kids Voting Kansas program hosted by K-State’s Institute for Civic Discourse

  • Local |Education | November 09, 2012

    Optimist students of the month named

    Three students from Marlatt Elementary School were honored as Youths Of The Month at the October 24, 2012 meeting of the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club.  Kiera Benco, is 8 years old and attends the second grade.  She is the daughter of Catherine and Tim Jones and

  • Local | November 09, 2012

    Fair weather makes for large crowd at parade honoring veterans


    Blessed by mild November conditions, throngs of Manhattanites lined Poyntz Avenue Friday to view the annual Veterans Day parade here. The event culminated a day’s worth of activities that also featured an 11 a.m. program at City Auditorium headlined by Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie,

  • November 09, 2012

    K-State makes most of turnovers

    Ask and few Kansas State players can tell you the last time they turned the ball over. That’s what near perfection can do to a team. At 9-0 and ranked No. 2 in the BCS, the Wildcats know a little something about perfection this season

  • Football | November 09, 2012

    Cats shut down impact players

    One way for Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein to win the Heisman Trophy, aside from his dominance on the field, is for the Wildcats’ defense to stop other top players in their tracks. K-State already disposed of a trio of quarterbacks in West Virginia’s

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