• Novel based on podcast builds rich fantasy world

    “Welcome to Nigh Vale” is a book that is based on the identically titled podcast, which achieved wild popularity a couple years prior to the book’s release. The podcast is formatted like a public radio news bulletin but is .

  • McCain Series opens in an odd sort of way

    McCain Auditorium is the comfortable and good-sounding home of K-State’s annual series of concerts and entertainments. The new year’s series began last Tuesday night, and in an odd sort of way. The large crowd, which included more than .

  • How about a competency test for classical music performances?

    Attending musical events during my recent visit to Santa Fe reminded me of a Mercury column of mine from decades ago called “Wigmore Manners,” in which I summed up ideal audience behavior in a single imperative: “Sit still and pay .

  • Wildcats rout Missouri State in storm

    Kansas State battled Missouri State, rain and storm delays on Saturday. But the result was the same from the previous week, with the Wildcats rolling to a 35-0 win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in a rain-shortened two-quarter game. K-State .

  • MHS volleyball comes in third at Seaman tournament

    Manhattan head volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht didn’t want to face Lawrence Free State until the championship of the Seaman tournament. The Indians had already lost their opening match to the Firebirds. But they faced off in the semifinals, and .

  • MHS cross country battles at Rim Rock Classic

    The Manhattan cross country teams fought through humid conditions and a hilly course Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence. Head coach Susan Melgares said seven states were represented at the meet, and Manhattan’s boys were the top 6.

  • MHS boys soccer can’t capitalize, tie Great Bend

    There were several instances in Saturday’s game against Great Bend where Manhattan boys soccer coach Frank Alonso thought his team would score and pull ahead. That didn’t happen. Instead, the Indians played to a scoreless tie against Great .

  • MHS fights off Topeka High to stay undefeated

    Friday night’s 46-20 win over Topeka High was far from perfect for Manhattan, but it was enough. “We’ve got a long ways to go as far as our discipline and cleaning up the mistakes,” head coach Joe Schartz .

  • Stingy K-State defense tries to stop Bears

    Since Bill Snyder returned to the helm as Kansas State football coach in 2009, the Wildcats haven’t held three straight opponents to less than 300 yards of offense. On Saturday, the potential to do that exists against Missouri State. The Wildcats .

  • K-State RBs don’t mind the competition

    Typically, K-State head football coach Bill Snyder likes to have a set starter at each position. That’s not the case this year at running back. Eight Wildcats ran the ball last Saturday against Florida Atlantic. Four of them were .

  • MHS soccer loses, 2-1, in overtime to Washburn Rural

    Manhattan head boys soccer coach Frank Alonso saw passion and intensity from his team he hadn’t seen before on Thursday night. But it wasn’t quite enough. The Indians lost to Washburn Rural, 2-1, in overtime. “Everybody was hype .

  • Killham quietly leads MHS defense

    Zephry Killham prefers to let his pads do the talking on the field. Head coach Joe Schartz has watched the senior outside linebacker/ strong safety develop into a leader on the field over the past four years. “Zeph is really .


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