• Researcher questions dismissal at hearing

    A former Kansas State University researcher questioned provost April Mason, the person who fired him, Friday during a grievance hearing regarding his termination. Biology researcher Joseph Craine was terminated from K-State in October after sending emails to the editor of .

  • At one watch party, all fans firmly in Pacquiao’s corner Fight.phatch

    As people around the world gathered on Saturday to watch the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao — one of the sport’s most anticipated fights of all time — loyalties divided along various lines. Some rooted for Mayweather .

  • MHS forensics team wins 6A state title

    The Manhattan High School forensics team on Saturday won its third 6A state championship in four years at Olathe Northwest High School. Michaela Hayes took first place in the poetry division, as did Haley Heaton and Trevor Bashaw in duet .

  • Wildcats rout Arkansas State, 16-5

    After falling apart late Friday night and giving up big innings in the seventh and ninth frames in its loss to Arkansas State, the Kansas State baseball team rebounded with fury Saturday afternoon in a 16-5 win at Tointon Family .

  • MHS tennis nipped by Olathe NW

    There are years when the Manhattan High tennis team is overmatched when it hosts one of the state’s top tennis programs in Olathe Northwest each year. Saturday’s dual with the Ravens was not one of those times. The .

  • Blue Jays sweep Indians for first win in seven years Mhsbsb1.phatch

    For all but three innings on Friday night, the Manhattan High baseball team remained in its offensive funk. The result was a frustrating pair of losses to Centennial League rival Junction City at Norvell Field, the first coming in a 3.

  • ‘The Death of Caesar’ recalls history’s famous assassination

    In his account of one of history’s best-known and dramatic episodes, Barry Strauss has written a narrative that reads as fluidly as historical fiction. The story begins in 45 B.C., several months before the fateful Ides of March 44 B..

  • Latest ‘Peculiar Crimes Unit’ book remains original

    Avid readers of Christopher Fowler’s “Peculiar Crimes Unit” mystery series find it to be brilliant. The latest entry, “Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart,” is as fast-paced and original as fans would expect, and new readers will be .

  • Dig into a good book at your local public library Susan.withee.librarian1

    The tulips, redbuds and forsythia of early spring have given way to lilacs, bridal wreath and iris. It’s time to clean out the planting beds, wander through home stores and nurseries, and browse catalogs in search of plants and .

  • Danielle Steel’s ‘Prodigal Son’ pits brother against brother

    “The Prodigal Son” is the story of two very different twin brothers who grow apart as adults and who surprise not only the people they know, but each other as well. Peter McDowell lives a life to be envied. He .

  • Republicans must be persuaded

    We’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. If other members of the Kansas Legislature would take their cues from the Manhattan delegation, lawmakers wouldn’t be scrambling to dig out of a $400 million hole they’ve .

  • USD 378 board must set priorities

    On 7 April, the voters of USD 378 chose the entire “Falcons Forward” slate to become the four new board members. We congratulate them and wish them great success in meeting the challenges facing the school district. The electorate expressed overwhelming concern .


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