Sunday, August 30, 2015


  • Movies | August 18, 2015

    ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is long but never dull


    For a movie about an abiding legend and a movie that feels relatively genuine, F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton” seems to have been made of relatively few kinds of parts. The rappers and disc jockeys in NWA, the 80s and 90s music group,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 18, 2015

    Couple safe after long night on Kansas River

    A Fort Riley couple new to the area spent a long night on the Kansas River near St. George Sunday after apparently becoming lost while rafting. Esther and Felix Molina were found unharmed at about 7:13 a.m. Monday by officers with the Kansas Department of

  • Football | August 18, 2015

    Waters to sign with Seahawks


    With one of their three quarterbacks hurt, the Seattle Seahawks were set to sign former Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters today. Seahawks’ quarterback Tarvaris Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in the first preseason game, leaving Seattle to find a replacement for the rest of training

  • Local |Business | August 17, 2015

    Manhattan’s new housing supply sees steady growth

    Growth in the Manhattan area continues on a nice, healthy pace. For a brief time at the beginning of August, some numbers popped up to cause a few double-takes in a region where the news is almost always good. What happened was that Brad Claussen

  • Local |Government, Politics |Agriculture | August 17, 2015

    Despite late start, fall crops excelling

    Area crops are coming in just fine, according to information at the Riley County Commission meeting on Monday. Greg McClure, KSU-Riley County Extension agriculture agent, said he’s looking forward to the fall harvest for the area’s corn, soybean and sorghum crops. “I think

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 17, 2015

    Parks plan on city’s agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will consider acceptance of the Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan for the parks and recreation department during its Tuesday meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended approval of the plan at its

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | August 17, 2015

    Job allows nature-lover to avoid daily routine


    When you have a passion for something, you’ll find a way to do it. In January, Daniel Schapaugh became an education specialist at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. For the first time, he was able to make his love for nature a full-time job. “

  • Editorials | August 17, 2015

    Another disaster, more heroism

    There is a world of difference between last week’s catastrophe in Tianjin, China, and the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001. One element, however, is strikingly familiar: the sacrifice of firefighters. First, a glance at some of the differences: The

  • Movies | August 17, 2015

    New ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E’ a spy movie with a difference


    As the spy movie goes through its current boom in popularity, writer and director Guy Ritchie’s film “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” stands out in several ways. Some of what is important about the movie has to do with what it

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 17, 2015

    Collaboration at K-State could help canines

    A research project by an interior architecture and product design student at Kansas State University is one that could get some tails wagging. For her Developing Scholars Program project in the 2014-2015 school year, Kelsey Castinado, now a fourth-year student in the College of Architecture,

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