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  • Residents ring in Christmas season with Santa, lights Lights1.mercury

    In front of a crowd of a couple hundred people, Manhattan Mayor Karen McColluh stepped up to the microphone and gave one of the shortest speeches ever. “Merry Christmas,” she said. Manhattan residents welcomed in the holiday season at the .

  • Weather brings closures, accidents

    The Kansas Highway Patrol said icy conditions contributed to a slew of accidents in the region on Saturday and closed portions of Interstate 70. An accident west of Manhattan sent two people to Via Christi Hospital, according to a KHP report. .

  • Passion drives area artists in MAC’s Wrap It Up Ornaments.mercury

    The passion of artists is the heartbeat of a local art sale. Manhattan Arts Center’s annual Wrap It Up art exhibit and sale started Nov. 1 and will last through Dec. 24. In addition to a showcase for people to sell .

  • Facing fear and getting back to living a normal life Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Many years ago, when I was in reasonable shape, a group of us ran 7 miles at noontime every day. We trained for marathons, ran 20 miles on a Saturday afternoon every other month, and even splashed along to log our miles .

  • Burns stays hot with strong performance Burnsinterception.mercury

    LAWRENCE — Playing the cornerback position, Kansas State’s Morgan Burns doesn’t get many chances to deliver vicious hits like his teammates at the safety and linebacker spots. So when Burns came rushing off the edge and saw Kansas punter .

  • Zoologist presents reptiles in new, favorable light

    Alligators and crocodiles often receive a bad rap. To some, they are notorious killers, not friendly and not so pretty, either. It’s easy to see why people detest these monstrous creatures and prefer adorable puppies and kittens. In addition, .

  • ‘The Swede’ poses questions of identity, crime

    A lot goes on in “The Swede.” Among its salient events are the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami that took place the day after Christmas 2004, a bank robbery in Topeka in which innocent people are killed and an interrogation of one .

  • Books on time travel to spark your imagination Pecoraro

    People talk about having time, making time and wasting time. We’re anxious about time all the time. It’s no surprise that we’re fascinated by the idea of time travel. After all, who hasn’t dreamed about going .

  • ‘Dreamland’ exposes opiate industry

    Reading Sam Quinones’s “Dreamland” is akin to awakening from an oblivious, drug-induced stupor. The book is a heart wrenching and nauseating awakening to the doping of America. Quinones brilliantly describes the relentless and shameless marketing of pain medication within .

  • Coping with convenience

    For a lot of us, the Christmas shopping season started this weekend, and for more of us than ever, we’re doing the shopping on our phone screens. We’re buying shoes from Zappos, TVs from, and plastic .

  • Locals named to honor society

    Washburn Institute of Technology students Jacinda Fleshman and Kathleen Foy, both of Manhattan, are among the 27 students approved for induction into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), the school announced Nov. 24. The ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday in .

  • 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 .


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