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  • Track & Field | February 08, 2015

    Dani Winters sets record at Husker Invite

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Junior Dani Winters highlighted K-State Track and Field’s showing at the 40th annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, registering a personal best and school-record performance in the women’s shot put. Winters, who took first in the event, and was one of 10 Wildcats

  • Manhattan High School | February 08, 2015

    Manhattan High boys edge Topeka West, 55-48


    Had Manhattan made something close to its usual free-throw percentage against Topeka West, the game likely would not have come down to the final seconds as it did at the MHS gymnasium Friday night. The Indians managed to win against the Chargers, 55-48, but did

  • February 08, 2015

    Indians overcome slow start to beat Topeka West


    In order to attempt more than 70 shots in a high school girls’ basketball game, two things most likely have to happen. You have to be relentless with rebounding on both ends of the floor, and you have to miss a lot of shots. The Manhattan

  • Off The Beat | February 08, 2015

    Experiences spawn a love-hate relationship with snow


    It’s been an unusually warm winter, but the last week has been a chilly, wet reminder of what winter in the Midwest is really like. After having both fun and frustrating memories involving snow, I have mixed feelings about seeing the town covered in

  • Books | February 08, 2015

    Author digs into Puritan history in ‘Storm of Witchcraft’

    We have read about it all before: It is early 1692. In the town of Salem, Mass., teenaged girls are twitching and screaming that they are possessed by the Devil — someone in the community has cast a spell on them. People are accused, imprisoned, tried, and

  • Books | February 08, 2015

    ‘Auschwitz Escape’ historical fiction at its best

    “The Auschwitz Escape” is the story of two men, a German Jew named Jacob Weisz and a French assistant pastor named Jean-Luc Leclerc. It’s also the story of the loss of Jacob’s family and almost everyone he has ever known. Importantly, it’s

  • Movies | February 08, 2015

    ‘St. Vincent’ is the best of the new-videos bunch


    It seems that we are going to finally have a turn at seeing the movie the government of North Korea didn’t want anybody to see. “The Interview” comes out on DVD this month. Nor is it the only attraction that will grace the New

  • Books | February 08, 2015

    Remembering Charles Dickens 203 years after his birth


    Saturday marked the 203rd birthday of Charles Dickens. Born in Portsmouth, England on Feb. 7, 1812, Dickens is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors in the English language. In addition to writing some of the most popular novels of the 19th century, Dickens

  • Area Schools | February 08, 2015

    Falcons ease past Rock Creek, 48-17


    FLUSH — The Riley County girls’ basketball team didn’t waste any time on the road Friday night putting its stamp on the game against Rock Creek. By the end of the first quarter, 3-pointers and staunch defense propelled the Falcons to a 14-0 lead. By

  • Books | February 08, 2015

    ‘Boy on the Porch’ loaded with surprise

    Expecting the unexpected is only one lesson that Sharon Creech teaches her readers. And she does exactly this in such a clever, honest and humane way that readers can’t help but get totally absorbed with her characters. This time, Newbery Medal winner Creech introduces

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