Thursday, May 5, 2016


  • Women's Basketball | May 04, 2016

    K-State extends Mittie through 2022

    Kansas State head women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie is getting a raise. K-State athletic director John Currie announced Mittie, just the second coach in program history to guide the Wildcats to consecutive postseason appearances in the first two seasons, signed a contract amendment granting

  • Baseball | May 04, 2016

    Wildcats rally early to beat Shockers


    Brogan Heinen’s first college start didn’t look promising early on. The Kansas State freshman hit a Wichita State player with his first pitch of the game and loaded the bases before giving up two runs. His teammates got behind him in the bottom

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 03, 2016

    City has nearly $19M in rec center options

    The city has about $19 million in options for three possible recreation facility upgrades. The Manhattan City Commission held a joint work session Monday with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to discuss Bruce McMillan Architects’ work on a feasibility study for parks and recreation improvements.

  • Local | May 03, 2016

    Konza trail closed after rains damage footbridge

    Last week’s rainstorms have closed the trails at Konza Prairie Biological Station to the public indefinitely. The rain damaged a bridge needed to cross a creek on the hiking path, said Ashley Thackrah, assistant environmental educator at the trail. The trail will be closed

  • Local |Education | May 03, 2016

    Board to consider ending school year a day early

    Students and teachers of the Manhattan-Ogden school district could get an early start to summer break this year. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider ending the school year one day earlier than scheduled during its meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz

  • I Wonder |Local | May 03, 2016

    Did the Corps ever fix the sinkhole near the tubes at Tuttle Creek Lake?


    Q: Where do things stand with the sinkhole by the tubes at Tuttle Creek? The engineers said they would fix it last October during the quinquennial inspection of the stilling basin. A: “Quinquennial.” Good word. For those of you without a knowledge of Latin prefixes,

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 03, 2016

    K-State announces time for May 19 Landon Lecture

    Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís will give a Landon Lecture at 5:30 p.m. May 19 in Forum Hall in Kansas State University’s Student Union. Solís will deliver the fourth Landon Lecture of the spring. Before he was elected president of Costa Rica

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 03, 2016

    County considers trimming dust-control subsidy

    Recent rains settled the dust in Pottawatomie County, but commissioners still addressed the topic of dust control at their weekly meeting Monday. County residents signed up for dust control at 221 different locations on rural roads for 2016 — a total of 28.3 miles and a cost of $200 for

  • Editorials | May 03, 2016

    Stadium concert a winning idea

    Area football fans who enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays expect to leave satisfied after having watched the Kansas State Wildcats put on a good — and winning — performance. Fans entering the stadium the second Saturday of September can also count on a good

  • Arts & Leisure | May 03, 2016

    Tickets on sale for orchestra

    Tickets are on sale for this year’s Orchestra on the Oregon Trail, an outdoor concert featuring the Topeka Symphony Orchestra that will be held at Alcove Spring Historic Park near Marysville and Blue Rapids. The event will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Gates

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