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  • Arts & Leisure | February 15, 2015

    Circuz Oz, ‘Vera Stark,’ drag show and more

    SUNDAY McCain Performance Series presents the McCain Student Showcase, 4 p.m. For ticket information, visit McCain Auditorium.   UPC Film: “The Theory of Everything,” 8 p.m. Sunday for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.       MONDAY   Flint Hills Discovery Center Adventure Camp: Going

  • Women's Basketball | February 15, 2015

    Thomson finding her way after two knee injuries


    It was only seven minutes. But seven minutes Kelly Thomson is likely not forgetting any time soon. The Kansas State sophomore made her way to the scorer’s table in the second half of the Wildcats’  blowout victory over Grambling this last December — the

  • Area Schools | February 15, 2015

    Riley County girls net 58-45 victory


    RILEY — Cara Flach’s 18 points and 11 rebounds weren’t enough to combat Riley County’s ability to get to the free-throw line Friday night. The Falcons weathered the attack of Flach and freshman Karsen Schultz — who also had 18 points — to come away with a 58-45

  • Area Schools | February 15, 2015

    Falcons crush Wabaunsee, 82-51


    RILEY — Riley County seniors Trace Nelson and Brice Brummett said after their team’s 82-51 battering of Wabaunsee Friday night that they went into the contest planning to have big games. Nelson said he and Brummett had goals of getting in the neighborhood of 26 and 27

  • Track & Field | February 15, 2015

    Cats impress in final day of Tyson Invitational

    Wildcats Christoff Bryan, Akela Jones and Kim Williamson excelled in the high jump, headlining an impressive closing effort by the Kansas State track and field team at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. All three athletes made strong cases to make a return trip this

  • Manhattan High School | February 15, 2015

    Manhattan 2nd at league swimming

    Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team took second place at the Centennial League meet, but was 175 points away from unseating Washburn Rural as the league champion. Once again the Indians finished as runner-up to the Junior Blues, but put together a

  • Manhattan High School | February 15, 2015

    MHS girls hold on for win at Rural

    TOPEKA — In the first matchup between Washburn Rural and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team, the Junior Blues hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter to build a big lead and ultimately win by 20. In Friday night’s rematch, the two teams combined for only

  • Manhattan High School | February 15, 2015

    Indians pull away from Washburn Rural in 4th quarter

    TOPEKA — For three quarters, Washburn Rural didn’t play like the last-place team that lost by 32 points to Manhattan in January. The Junior Blues got out in transition, converted a high percentage of their shots and had an answer for every flurry of scoring by

  • Books | February 15, 2015

    Elizabeth Warren’s book part biography, part manifesto

    This engaging book by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is part biography, part financial justice manifesto, part economic treatise, but always compelling. Unlike what one might expect from a New England senator and Harvard Law professor, Elizabeth Warren grew up poor in central Oklahoma as the

  • Books | February 15, 2015

    ‘Dress Shop of Dreams’ explores love and loss

    British writer Menna Van Praag explores the entwined natures of love and loss, and of joy and pain in her beautiful novel of magical realism, “The Dress Shop of Dreams.” Her characters pursue complex romantic story lines, revealing intimate moments and deep-seated hopes for happiness

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