Tuesday, February 9, 2016


  • Manhattan High School | February 06, 2016

    MHS girls ease past Chargers, 64-35

    When the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is at its best, the Indians’ defense helps fuel things on the offensive side of the ball. Against Topeka West Friday night, Manhattan forced 34 turnovers and turned many of those giveaways into easy baskets on the other end

  • Off The Beat | February 06, 2016

    The heartbreak, thrills of fandom

    Brian mug.phatch

    Today is the Super Bowl. For anybody who loves football, this should be one of the most enjoyable days of the year. I would probably enjoy the game more if my team was playing in it, but we all can’t get what we want.

  • Editorials | February 06, 2016

    Armbrust has been up to the task

    Kansas needs more individuals like Manhattan resident John Armbrust, who last week announced that he would resign in April as executive director of the Governor’s Military Council. He is quick to credit others — state and local officials, Fort Riley leadership, rank and file soldiers

  • Men's Basketball | February 06, 2016

    Iwundu, Cats upset No. 1 OU


    Wesley Iwundu delivered a knockout punch. When No. 1 Oklahoma threatened to make a comeback at Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State’s most experienced player stepped up to take charge. With the lead down to five points, Iwundu took a rare 3-pointer in what seemed like near-dead

  • Books | February 06, 2016

    Famous friendship illuminated in ‘Andy and Don’

    Lots of books have been written about “The Andy Griffith Show,” one of the most popular and familiar sitcoms in TV history. Daniel de Vise’s book, “Andy and Don,” focuses on the long and strong friendship between the show’s two principals, Andy Griffith,

  • Women's Basketball | February 06, 2016

    West Virginia hammers K-State women

    MORGANTON, W. Va. — Kansas State’s offensive struggles continued Saturday, as the Wildcats failed to break 50 points in a 64-44 loss at WVU Coliseum. It was the lowest point total of the season for the Wildcats (14-8, 4-7 Big 12), who have now lost three straight

  • Books | February 06, 2016

    ‘Good story well told’ by ‘Game of Thrones’ author

    “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” isn’t part of George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” saga, but anyone who has enjoyed those books will take to this one as well. It takes place in the same fictional world of the Lannisters, the

  • February 06, 2016

    Big 12 agrees to single voice on big issues


    IRVING, Texas — Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. The four-hour meeting of the Big 12’s board

  • Books | February 06, 2016

    Read about con artists to avoid being scammed


    Have you ever heard of Ferdinand Waldo Demara? How about William Franklin Miller? Chances are, you are unfamiliar with those names, as was I. It turns out that they rank among the most gifted of con artists. Demara, for example, was posing as Dr. Joseph

  • Books | February 06, 2016

    Dallas writes of strong women

    According to a recent article in the Kansas City Star, more millennial moms are turning to midwives for an alternate approach to maternity care. “They are very educated consumers, the millennials, and so they come really knowing what options are available to them,” reporter Megan

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