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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2014

    Police plan weekend sobriety checkpoint

    The Riley County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Manhattan area beginning Saturday and continuing into the early hours of Sunday. Purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers, according to a Riley County Police Department news release. Motorists

  • Baseball | May 05, 2014

    Wildcats lose, 21-7, swept at TCU

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The Kansas State baseball team allowed 17 unanswered runs in the final two innings of a mercy-rule shortened game on Sunday as the Wildcats were swept by No. 13 TCU with a 21-7 loss at Lupton Stadium. The Wildcats (23-25, 4-14 Big 12) led by

  • Women's Basketball | May 05, 2014

    Coggins named women’s basketball assistant

    New Kansas State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie finalized his coaching staff by promoting Claire Coggins to assistant coach. Coggins served as K-State’s director of video operations in 2012-13 and was the team’s director of basketball operations last year. The former All-Big 12

  • General Activities | May 05, 2014

    Optimist Double Play plays two tourneys

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Double Play softball team has played in two tournaments so far this season. The first tournament being in Council Grove and the second in Emporia. The team came home with three losses from Council Grove but bounced back with intensity at

  • Area Schools | May 05, 2014

    Rock Creek softball sweeps Falcons

    The Rock Creek and Riley County softball teams met up in Riley on Friday night, with the Mustangs sweeping the series with 4-3 and 8-0 wins. Rock Creek led 4-0 in the fourth inning of Game 1, before Riley County started making a run back into

  • Area Schools | May 05, 2014

    Wamego competes at Seaman Relays

    The Wamego track and field teams competed against 22 teams on Friday at the Seaman Relays, with the girls’ team taking 11th and the boys’ team finishing 17th. The girls’ team was highlighted by a first-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay, as the group of

  • Books | May 04, 2014

    Ready for summer reading? The library is here to help


    For me, the fast-approaching summer calls up childhood memories of lounging on my jungle gym, drinking gallons of sweet, sticky lemonade, and devouring book after book. I’ve since traded the jungle gym for a porch swing and lemonade for iced coffee, but voracious reading

  • Movies | May 04, 2014

    ‘May the Fourth’ brings excitement for new film

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    Halloween is an important holiday. New Year’s Day is a big one, too. And of course, Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, humanity’s lord and savior to many people… well, that’s up there, too. But today is another sacred time

  • Off The Beat | May 04, 2014

    It’s never too late to take another swing

    Baseball and I didn’t have the best breakup. But Sunday afternoon, I’ll be forced to reunite with my long-time flame. That’s when The Mercury’s Angry Alpacas will take the field for our first exhibition game in Manhattan’s co-rec slow-pitch softball

  • Arts, Leisure | May 04, 2014

    A month of bike-centered events for cycling enthusiasts


    Strap on your helmets, Manhattan. Bike Month, a month-long celebration of the local bicycle community, started Thursday. As the city looks to become more convenient for cyclists, officials and local organizations have planned a number of events to celebrate and raise awareness of bikes. The

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