Monday, November 30, 2015


  • Men's Basketball | November 28, 2015

    Cats look to build on CBE experience

    Kansas State was off to a hot start this season when it won its first four games. Then came Tuesday night at the Sprint Center in the CBE Classic final. The Wildcats battled with No. 9 North Carolina and looked like the better team for nearly 37

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2015

    Business thrives on owners’ combined passion for work

    In Fresno, California, a cattle ranch is preparing for a livestock sale, complete with taking pictures of the animals to be sold. Who do you suppose was taking these high-quality photos? Would you believe a professional photographer from half a continent away in Kansas? Heidi

  • Letters | November 28, 2015

    Toys for Manhattan has long tradition of goodwill

    To the Editor: On a Christmas Eve about 50 years ago, police officer Al Myers answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized the children at this home had no Christmas gifts waiting for them. Al

  • Gardening | November 28, 2015

    Learning how to keep your green thumb all year long

    Riley County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners are hosting several upcoming Saturday gardening presentations. These programs are free and designed to keep your thumb green year round. They will be held in the Clover room in Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park beginning at 9 am.

  • Columns | November 28, 2015

    U.S. learns pitfalls of leading from behind

    President Barack Obama for several years has stressed the importance of “leading from behind,” a phrase that amounts to a contradiction in terms. I am still not certain if I understand the concept. It would appear to have two fundamental components. First,  it involves

  • Football | November 28, 2015

    K-State could still go to a bowl at 5-7

    OK, maybe there are too many bowls. Losses by Kentucky, Minnesota, Illinois and others on Saturday meant there will not be enough six-win teams with .500 records to fill a record 40 bowls. At least two teams with a 5-7 record will be in the postseason, and

  • Arts, Leisure | November 28, 2015

    Winter Dance, home tour, ‘Nutcracker’ and more

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    SUNDAY Visit Santa Claus at the mall, through Dec. 31. Manhattan Town Center.   MONDAY   Native American Student Association Heritage Day Event, 1:30 p.m.  Featuring Lee Stumbling Deer Slusher, a Native American flutist. Visit for a list of his songs.  K-State

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    As shoppers hunt for bargains, storm dampens traffic


    In Manhattan, the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza was perhaps this year better described as black ice Friday. Fouled by the year’s first winter storm, which brought up to 0.3 inches of overnight ice to the area, and the lure of online shopping that featured many

  • Local | November 27, 2015

    Winter weather ices over region


    The winter storm warning that began Thanksgiving Day will continue into Saturday. North-central Kansas received about 0.2 inches to 0.3 inches of ice accumulation, said Matt Wolters, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Topeka. A winter storm warning that was originally set to end at noon Friday

  • Local |Business | November 27, 2015

    Council’s new planner at home in Flint Hills

    As Thanksgiving seasons go, Jennifer Jordan is likely to rank this one pretty far up the list. The Flint Hills Regional Council announced last week that Jordan had been hired as the organization’s regional planning manager — an appointment that the Morris County native described

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