Wednesday, July 27, 2016



Lifestyle

  • Pro Sports | July 26, 2016

    Four-run first costs Royals in 6-2 loss

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By the time Ian Kennedy made the necessary adjustments, the Kansas City Royals were down four runs. Albert Pujols drove in four runs, Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Royals 6-2 on Monday night.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 25, 2016

    Big 1st race a dead heat

    Roger Marshall and U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp are deadlocked in the race for the “Big First” congressional district two weeks ahead of the Republican primary, according to a new poll. Marshall, an ob-gyn from Great Bend, leads the incumbent Huelskamp by less than a

  • Local |Neighbors | July 25, 2016

    Manhattan man to toss first pitch at NBC World Series

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    The home office of Harry Manges, a retired K-State agricultural engineering professor, has many items that show his life’s work. There are things picked up from his overseas travels as a lecturer, plaques from his involvement with Kiwanis and Boy Scouts, and his framed

  • Editorials | July 25, 2016

    Clinton dogged by DNC emails

    Just what Hillary Clinton needed on the eve of the Democratic National Convention: an email scandal. Granted, this one apparently wasn’t of her making — at least there is no indications to that effect — but the taint lingers. It lingers in part because she has

  • General Activities | July 25, 2016

    Mosley highlights Night 3

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    Scores were hard to come by Saturday on the final night of the Kaw Valley Rodeo, as champions of the three-day event were crowned. The top score on the night came in bull riding, when Laramie Mosley (Satanta) was the lone cowboy to record a

  • General Activities | July 25, 2016

    Marlins compete at sectional meet

    The Manhattan Marlins swim team competed in the Speedo Central Sectional VIII Swimming Long Course Championship in Columbia, Missouri, July 20 -23.  The four qualifiers were Matt Bandy, Kelly Wichmann, Preston Harrison, and Hannah Gardner. They competed with top performers throughout the midwest.  They

  • Letters | July 25, 2016

    We often know little about those we’re around daily

    To the Editor: Years ago I ran a black radio station in Omaha, Neb.  For two years I was the operations manager and a disc jockey.  When I left to come to Kansas State University, I was often asked what I had learned

  • Movies | July 25, 2016

    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ has more charms than weaknesses

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    The new Star Trek movie is called “Beyond.” It is about an incident that occurs three years into a mission undertaken by the crew of the Federation ship Enterprise. All the familiar characters are on board—Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban),

  • Pro Sports | July 25, 2016

    Royals drop below .500 after Rangers loss

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaching next week, the World Series champion Kansas City Royals may be sellers instead of buyers. Delino DeShields homered in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Texas Rangers beat the Royals 2-1 on Sunday.

  • Local |Business | July 24, 2016

    Manhattan institution says goodbye to customers, community

    While the heavy rain darkened the sky and flooded the streets of Manhattan on July 13, an Aggieville institution was selling to customers one last time. Manhattan residents filled Varney’s Book Store to purchase everything the store had left to sell. The store was clearing


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