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  • Local |Business | May 18, 2014

    Local jobless numbers down

    Unemployment in the Manhattan area saw a slight decrease in April, according to a report released Friday from the Kansas Department of Labor. The report showed that the jobless rate for the metro area, which includes Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties, was at 4.1 percent in

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    Author argues Carthage was Civil War firestarter

    When did the fighting of the Civil War really start? The Kansas border wars in the latter 1850s? John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Va., on Oct. 21, 1859? The attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861? The First Battle of Bull Run (also

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    Annual book fair showcased top picks for adult readers


    On May 8, area librarians took part in the North Central Kansas Libraries Systems Annual Book Fair. This was a grand opportunity for public librarians throughout the system to learn about and purchase some of the better books published during the last few months. While a

  • Baseball | May 18, 2014

    Fisher, Cats beat Texas on senior night


    In a season filled with negatives at every turn for the Kansas State baseball team, head coach Brad Hill called Friday night’s no-hit loss to No. 19 Texas the lowest of the low. Perhaps that’s what made Saturday’s 5-4 walk-off victory over the

  • Manhattan High School | May 18, 2014

    MHS tennis team caps season at state

    Coming into the Class 6A boys’ tennis tournament in Wichita over the weekend, schools from Johnson County had won six straight team titles and were heavily favored to add a seventh. They did just that, with Shawnee Mission East winning its third straight tennis crown

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    ‘Shadows’ hides from simplicity

    This book is the latest offering by the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd (writing as “Charles Todd”).  Their 22 previous books are mostly murder mysteries set in Britain in the post-WWI period.  A majority of them, including the present one, are

  • May 18, 2014

    K-State student-athletes receive degrees

    Kansas State University held its spring commencement exercises on Saturday and among those receiving degrees were 52 current or former Wildcat student-athletes. Highlighting the 52 graduates on the weekend were 15 members of the equestrian team , 10 members of the men s and women s track and field squads,

  • Manhattan High School | May 18, 2014

    Indians win league swimming meet

    The Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving only won two events at Friday’s Centennial League meet in Topeka at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. The Indians still won the title, though. Scoring 417 team points, Manhattan edged Emporia (386) and Washburn Rural (372) to claim the league crown

  • Books | May 18, 2014

    ‘Exiles’ champions its setting

    “The Exiles Return” is a story about Austria, more specifically, Vienna, that begins in the spring of 1954 and ends in the spring of 1955. As its title suggests, it’s a story of individuals who fled Austria before or during World War II and, for a

  • Golf | May 18, 2014

    Wood shoots under par in final round

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kansas State senior men’s golfer Daniel Wood finished up his collegiate career on a positive note by carding a 3-under par 69 Saturday during the final round of the 2014 NCAA Columbia Regional at the par-72, 7,141-yard Club at Old Hawthorne. Wood climbed six

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