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  • Arts, Leisure | April 30, 2015

    K-State, MAC productions close local theater season

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    Two love stories — a comedic play and a modernized opera — take the stage this weekend, wrapping up the local arts season. The is K-State’s production of the three-act play “You Can’t Take it with You.” In the play, a young man takes his

  • Baseball | April 30, 2015

    Wildcats bounce back to split series with Gophers

    MINNEAPOLIS — Five Kansas State pitchers combined for the Wildcats’ third shutout of the season, as K-State bounced back with a 9-0 win at Minnesota Wednesday to split the two-game series at Siebert Field. After being shut out 5-0 the night before, K-State (21-23) recorded its

  • Golf | April 30, 2015

    K-State finishes 9th at Big 12

    TULSA, Okla. — The Kansas State men’s golf team turned in its lowest round of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship Wednesday with a 16-over-par 296 at the par-70, 7,151-yard Southern Hills Course, but managed only a ninth-place finish. The Wildcats finished the 72-hole tournament at 89

  • Football | April 30, 2015

    Five Wildcats honored

    Kansas State’s Weston Hiebert, Tyler Lockett, Zach Nemechek, Curry Sexton and Jake Waters were five of 817 players named to the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced Wednesday. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of

  • Local |Briefs |Manhattan High School | April 30, 2015

    MHS JV softball sweeps Topeka West

    The Manhattan High junior varsity softball team took two games from Topeka West on Tuesday, beating the Chargers 6-3 and 18-2.  The first game was a 3-3 tie until the sixth inning when Jessica Bennett drove in the go-ahead run. Manhattan scored twice more

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 30, 2015

    Rock Creek JV results

    The Rock Creek junior varsity softball team swept past St. Marys on Monday, beating the Bears 11-9 and 17-2. On Saturday, the Mustangs won a triangular by defeating Royal Valley, 13-9, and St. Marys, 16-6. The first game was a shootout, with both pitchers having

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2015

    3 local leaders favor tax cut repeal

    The Kansas Legislature returned to session Wednesday to fix a budget situation that local legislators said they haven’t faced before. Legislators need to address a $400 million shortfall in the 2016 fiscal year budget, which starts in July. To fill that gap, some area legislators called

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 29, 2015

    Commissioners discuss funding for road improvements

    Manhattan’s roads will require more money to repair in the future, city officials say. The Manhattan City Commission began discussions Tuesday about strategies for increasing street maintenance funding, including one that proposes linking a sales-tax increase for street improvements with money for an indoor

  • Local |Education | April 29, 2015

    Committee sends cut list to USD 383 school board

    A USD 383 budget committee ranked its list of priorities for $3.7 million in budget cuts on Tuesday for the Manhattan-Ogden school board next week. The board could decide to cut more or less than that amount, USD 383 business services director Lew Faust said Wednesday.  Members

  • April 29, 2015

    Manhattan man describes Nepal quake

    Ken Neils, of Manhattan, felt the earth shake in Nepal as he was working in a village during the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people. “I’m more of the leader, so the leader needs to be calm, so we tried to keep everyone


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