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  • Columns | March 01, 2014

    Kansas is going nowhere

    What accounts for the enthusiasm our political leaders have for being moral busybodies, anti-government enthusiasts and fiscal fantasists? They have the support of an energetic minority of conser-vative middle- and lower-middle class, mostly male, mostly em-ployed adult Kansans who vote for the dream of improving

  • March 01, 2014

    K-State defeats No. 15 Iowa State, 80-73

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home in league play, outlasting Iowa State, 80-73, on Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-9, 10-6 Big 12) used a 16-0 to go ahead 20-9 in the first half, before Iowa State (22-6, 10-6) powered

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    MHS boys beat Seaman, host Topeka at sub-state

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held on to beat Seaman 62-51 Friday night, earning home-court advantage against Topeka High in the first round of sub-state this Thursday in the process. Since Lawrence Free State lost, the Indians hold the tiebreaker over Topeka High and

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    Indians win Centennial League title

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team used a strong second half to beat Seaman and win the Centennial League title Friday night, 47-38. After trailing by five at halftime, Manhattan came out with all the momentum in the third quarter, scoring 10 straight points while holding

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 28, 2014

    Vaniers give $60M to KSU

    Kansas State University has received $60 million — the largest private donation in the school’s history — from the Jack Vanier family. University President Kirk Schulz announced the gift, which is structured to provide $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Sorting through the stacks at library’s annual book sale

    Librarybooksale.phatch

    From Barbara Delinsky and John Grisham to J.R.R. Tolkien and the most obscure authors, a lot of great reads will be available for purchase at the Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale this weekend. And cheap, of course: All of the books

  • Columns | February 28, 2014

    An evening conversation: want to be an author?

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    It’s not the type of situation made for a long conversation. Imagine a snapshot here: An author is signing books at a store, or perhaps in a mall. There is a lengthy line of folks with copies held open to the proper spot, all

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 28, 2014

    Highland files for re-election

    Ron Highland of Wamego has filed for re-election for his seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Highland represents the 51st district. His first term began in 2013. He is the vice-chair of the House Special Committee on All-Day Kindergarten and also serves on the education,

  • Local |Business | February 28, 2014

    Wamego native suits up Olympians

    When U.S. Olympic speed skaters were zooming around the track in Sochi the past few weeks, they wore specially designed suits that a Wamego native helped create. Derek Wassom is a biomechanical engineer at Dynamic Athletics, which collected data that Under Armour used to

  • Manhattan High School | February 28, 2014

    MHS girls play for league title tonight

    It’s not often the Centennial League race comes down to a final game between unbeaten teams in a winner-take-all format. Despite clinching the top seed at sub-state 10 days ago, the Manhattan High girls have had the league race to keep them motivated, with tonight’


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