• Local |Briefs |Area Schools | May 01, 2015

    Rock Creek, Riley County split softball series

    Rock Creek and Riley County split a Mid-East League softball doubleheader on Tuesday, with the Mustangs winning the first game 11-1 before the Falcons won Game 2, 5-2. Rock Creek jumped out to an early lead in the opener, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings

  • Editorials | May 01, 2015

    Close email loophole in open records law

    When the Kansas budget director circulates details about budget proposals from his office email account, that information is subject to the Kansas Open Records Act. But if the budget director were to send those emails from a private email account, they’re not subject to

  • Local |Briefs |General Activities | May 01, 2015

    Optimist Rebels compete in Hutchinson

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14U fast pitch softball team finished with a 1-2 record last weekend at the rain-shortened Battle of the Complexes tournament in Hutchinson. The Rebels opened pool play on Saturday with a 3-2 loss to the Krushers from Kingman.  Kylea Ricketts

  • Editorials | May 01, 2015

    Has ‘Apple’ gone bad?

    We suppose that if someone the city or the Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is paying thinks Manhattan ought to reconsider its nickname, it’s worth doing. Mayor Karen McCulloh said Wednesday that Judy Randall, CEO of the marketing firm doing business

  • Columns | May 01, 2015

    Kansas has lost its balance

    The selling point for hefty Kansas tax cuts was irresistibly seductive: Kansas could lower income tax rates, exempt business profits from the income tax entirely, and state revenue would still remain the same, or maybe even grow, and the state economy would prosper. But this

  • Area Schools | May 01, 2015

    Optimist Xtreme win back-to-back tourneys

    The Manhattan Optimist 10U Xtreme took first place at a pair of softball tournaments in April, traveling to Independence, Mo., and Abilene in back-to-back weekends. The Xtreme took first Place in the Spring Spectacular in Independence on April 19. All games were rained out on Saturday

  • Women's Basketball | May 01, 2015

    K-State women to play Auburn, Missouri

    The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences announced an extension of their women’s basketball challenge on Thursday that will expand to 10 games in 2016 and 2017. K-State will host Auburn in the 2016 non-conference schedule and will travel to Missouri to face the Tigers in the 2017 non-conference season.

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2015

    $500K awarded for food research

    Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 to faculty members who are taking on some of the world’s food challenges created by a rapidly increasing population. “Given the importance of food production to the Kansas economy, the innovative technologies and knowledge generated from this initiative will

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 30, 2015

    Staff cites pay as reason to leave KSU

    A majority of Kansas State University faculty and staff members said they’re comfortable at the school but nearly half have considered leaving because of pay, according to a recent survey. Results from a universitywide climate survey released on Thursday show 84 percent of respondents are

  • Local |Business | April 30, 2015

    Wamego setting high goals for 2nd Kansas Sampler Festival


    Before last year’s Kansas Sampler Festival, Wamego was considered a bit of an underdog because it was the smallest town to host the event in its 25-year history. But after setting attendance records for the festival — nearly 12,000 people visited over the course of two

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