Saturday, April 30, 2016


  • Arts & Leisure | April 26, 2016

    ‘As You Like It’ given spirited performance at K-State


    Some of us celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in Chapman Theater, Nichols Hall, on the campus of Kansas State University. Prof. David Mackay’s version of “As You Like It” was given an invigorated production on the thrust stage, a production

  • Editorials | April 26, 2016

    Legislators will find answers difficult

    One problem with a financial crisis as deep as Kansas is enduring is that there simply is no simple solution. It’s fair to fault Gov. Sam Brownback and his conservative allies for passing tax cuts several years ago, particularly the provision exempting nonwage income

  • Letters | April 26, 2016

    Joe Downey was a classic example of a good person

    To the Editor: On April 1, Joe Downey of Manhattan passed away. Ruth Ann and I have met thousands of great K-Staters in Manhattan and the state through the years. I have known Joe Downey since the late 1980s. He is one of the most special

  • Manhattan High School | April 26, 2016

    Gritton sets tourney record at Topeka West

    Manhattan High boys’ golfer Cole Gritton played his best golf of the year, and his teammates followed suit, as the Indians took third place at Monday’s Topeka West Invitational at the Topeka Country Club. Gritton fired a 3-under-par 68 to break the tournament record and

  • Obituaries | April 26, 2016


    Joseph D. Falley Jr., Manhattan, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at Bramlage House in Meadowlark Hills. A complete obituary will follow.

  • Football | April 26, 2016

    Snyder joins social media with Twitter post

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    Bill Snyder, who once referred to the internet as “electronic cyberspace world,” has joined Twitter. The Kansas State football coach made his debut Monday with a tweet complimenting his team: “So very proud of the young men in our program for their effort and commitment

  • Football | April 26, 2016

    Senior Barnett back for Wildcats


    Dante Barnett planned to lead Kansas State’s defense for one last season and then take his shot at the NFL. But nothing went according to plan last season for the K-State safety. Barnett went down with a shoulder injury early in the first game

  • Track & Field | April 26, 2016

    K-State holds annual Powercat Choice Awards

    The Kansas State men’s and women’s track and field teams took top honors at the seventh annual Mark A.Chapman Powercat Choice Awards on Monday. Kansas State celebrated another athletics year on Monday as student-athletes from each of the school’s 16 varsity sports

  • General Activities | April 26, 2016

    Real Kansas United to merge with Sporting Kaw Valley

    Real Kansas United has decided to merge with Sporting Kaw Valley, an official Academy Affiliate for Sporting Kansas City. The move expands opportunities for youth soccer players across northeast Kansas with the new club providing services to more than 2,500 youth soccer players between the ages

  • Area Schools | April 26, 2016

    Mustangs drop 2 to Riley County

    Rock Creek played at Riley County on Monday in games that were moved up to avoid weather predicted for Tuesday. Rock Creek fell 4-2 in the opener and 7-4 in the nightcap. In Game 1, Rock Creek had six hits — two coming from Brynn Hammett including

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