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  • Baseball | April 18, 2014

    Five-run 6th pushes Cats past Bears

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    It took awhile for Kansas State’s offense to wake up on Thursday against Baylor. But when it did, the Wildcats took off in an 8-2 win over the visiting Bears at Tointon Family Stadium. The win ended a five-game skid by the Wildcats (21-17, 3

  • Equestrian | April 18, 2014

    KSU equestrian team rallies to beat A&M

    WACO, Texas —  After falling behind early in the day, the No. 5-seed Kansas State equestrian team used a late comeback to defeat 12-seed Texas A&M, 8-7, to advance to the second round of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association competition. The Wildcats will

  • Local |Education | April 17, 2014

    Board weighs in on teacher tenure, sexual orientation

    USD 383 Board of Education members voiced their opinions about the tenure portion of the state legislature’s school finance bill Wednesday. The board also voted to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy. No member spoke in favor of House Bill 2506, which

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Homeowners learn flood strategies at open house

    More than 40 residents living within the Blue River floodplain area attended an open house Wednesday to learn about how living within the flood area will affect them. Senior planner Chad Bunger said there are approximately 200 single-family homes in the Blue River floodplain area. He said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 17, 2014

    Police searching for armed robber

    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed a Manhattan Dollar General store Wednesday night. Officers were alerted to an armed robbery at the store, 2321 Tuttle Creek Blvd, at 10:06 p.m. Preliminary information released by police indicated the suspect is a black male

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    District to use health building for lunch program

    Riley County commissioners approved an agreement between the county health department and USD 383 Monday morning that will allow the use of the health department building as an additional site to provide a summer feeding program for children 18 years and younger this year. Established by the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Schoen attributes crime drop to economy, patrols

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners the crime rate continues to drop in the area. “We continue to sit around in our staff meetings and pinch ourselves on a regular basis as a result of the crime rate continuing to drop,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Flint Hills transit entity remains on hold

    The Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration (RTA) is still on hold, according to comments at the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meeting Wednesday. Gary Stith, deputy director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, said attorneys for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Kansas Department

  • Editorials | April 17, 2014

    Debt has funded great improvements

    Wynn Butler, who was installed as Manhattan’s mayor at the City Commission meeting Tuesday, is an unabashed fiscal conservative. The city needs folks in authority whose focus is on the bottom line, and Mayor Butler has shown himself to be a prudent steward. We,

  • Letters | April 17, 2014

    Science Olympiad Fun Night was challenging, educational

    To the Editor: As part of the USD 383 Elementary Science Olympiad Family Fun Night on March 13, nearly 100 students in grades three through six and their families designed and built straw towers as architects and surveyed rocks and minerals as geologists, sank their tinfoil barges with


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