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  • Editorials | May 07, 2014

    Congratulations, MHS forensics team

    Usually when we congratulate a group of high school students for winning a state championship, their triumph is an athletic feat. Given the strong traditions at area high schools in multiple sports, hardly a season goes by that one team or another doesn’t prevail.

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    2 local teachers drive away winners

    Two USD 383 teachers found themselves taking home new cars Tuesday night after being honored for their work as teachers. Cindi Nivert, a Manhattan High School teacher, won a 2014 Nissan Versa as Kansas First News’ Teacher of the Year and Ogden Elementary School third grade teacher

  • Columns | May 07, 2014

    Academic freedom invaluable

    We, the students, faculty and staff of Kansas State University, oppose the implementation of the Social Media Policy to be considered at the May 2014 meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents. The original policy, unveiled in December 2013, was seriously flawed as well as unnecessary; the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Prayer not likely at city meetings


    Tuesday’s City Commission meeting started as it typically does with the Pledge of Allegiance. The commission would have an opportunity to open meetings in a different manner after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of public prayer at meetings. However, some

  • Local |Business | May 07, 2014

    Stampede campsites sold out for 1st time; organizers say tickets also going quickly

    The Kicker Country Stampede has sold out of camping sites for the first time in its 19 years of operation. Festival manager Wayne Rouse said this year’s talent has a lot to do with the enthusiasm surrounding this year’s music festival, which will run

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 07, 2014

    Commission approves plan for HUD community improvement funds

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for community improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income people. The city is projected to receive $618,545 for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1 through the Community Development Block Grant, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    Caller posing as RCPD officer

    Someone claiming to be Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department has been calling people and leaving voicemails, asking people to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. But RCPD doesn’t employ anyone named John Roberts — let alone a lieutenant. This ploy

  • Arts, Leisure | May 07, 2014

    MHS production to raise funds for Scotland trip

    Manhattan High School thespians will stage the premiere performance of an anti-bullying play by 1964 MHS alumnus Richard Broadhurst on May 16. Students will perform “Barnyard” at Rezac Auditorium at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for their trip to Scotland from July 27 to Aug. 11. The theater students

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 07, 2014

    1 injured in shooting at convenience store; district schools go under brief lockout

    One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. At the scene, Officer Matthew Droge said that at about 1:04 p.m., the Riley County Police Department received a call for

  • Manhattan High School | May 07, 2014

    MHS soccer eases past Grizzlies, 3-0

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team traveled to Wichita for the second time in less than a week, this time for a match with Wichita Northwest on Tuesday evening. The Indians won 3-0, while dominating possession of the ball and outshooting the Grizzlies, 17-4. With

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