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  • Football | July 13, 2014

    KSU, Miss. State agree to football series — on Twitter

    In what might be a first in social media history, Kansas State and Mississippi State agreed Friday afternoon to a home-and-home football series on Twitter. Everything short of signing the actual contract, both athletic directors — K-State’s John Currie and MSU’s Scott Stricklin — hammered

  • General Activities | July 13, 2014

    17ers start Saturday with a win

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers opened Saturday at the Great Plains Shootout with a 6-5 win over the Salina Sliders at SCABA Baseball Complex in Topeka. The 17ers played a game late Saturday night, but the results were not available by press time.

  • Local |Education | July 13, 2014

    Area teens learn parallel parking, responsibility in drivers ed


    Manhattan teenagers are preparing for a new step toward independence as they wrap up what they’ve learned in drivers education, taking their big tests this week. Some of the 120 summer drivers ed students describe themselves as confident drivers, having already started on the road

  • Arts, Leisure | July 13, 2014

    Spaghetti dinner, MAC camp, and more local events


    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading

  • Local |Business | July 13, 2014

    RCPD and MFD face off in barbecue contest at Relay for Life


    The smell of good barbecue is hard to resist. Some barbecue is better than others. The Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department held their fourth-annual barbecue competition during the Relay for Life event Saturday at City Park. Famous Dave’s donated 120 pounds of

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 13, 2014

    Where you can take firearms following new open carry law

    Despite the state’s new law reducing local government’s ability to regulate unconcealed carry, there are now fewer places you can openly carry firearms in Manhattan. The new law, which started July 1, prohibits local government from banning open carry on private property or outdoors

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 13, 2014

    Morgan looks to unseat Kobach for secretary of state

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    Scott Morgan wants the office of secretary of state to return to a “tradition of quiet competence,” almost a “non-partisan” role. He says that’s a far cry from what it has become under current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. To Morgan, Kobach has

  • Arts, Leisure | July 13, 2014

    Volunteers count butterflies for national study


    A team of volunteers began counting butterflies around Manhattan on Thursday morning for the 40th annual count by the North American Butterfly Association. “The purpose is to monitor butterfly populations in North America,” said John Row, a plant materials specialist for the U.S. Department

  • Off The Beat | July 13, 2014

    Reunions are fun… and funny


    Our family has just returned from Iowa and Wisconsin, where we attended a couple of family reunions. I don’t know what your family does at reunions, but one of the things we do is tell funny stories, most of them only remotely related to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 13, 2014

    Junction City man stable after being shot

    A Junction City man is in in stable condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in a shooting early Saturday morning. An unknown black male shot the victim, 25-year-old Isaac Johnson, as he was walking in the area of 51 Manor Circle in Junction City. Junction City

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