Thursday, September 3, 2015



Demo day

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Workers begin demolishing the former Sears store Wednesday morning at Manhattan Town Center. Carmike Cinemas will build a 13-screen movie theater, including an IMAX screen, on the site.


K-State Sports
  • Football | September 02, 2015 Ertz ready to ‘make plays’ for Wildcats

    The four-man quarterback race may not have been much of a race at all. Jesse Ertz will get the first opportunity Saturday when Kansas State hosts South Dakota in the Wildcats’ season opener at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

  • September 02, 2015 Students required to sign sportsmanship pledge

    The pledge asks students to “refrain from using profanity and inappropriate chants” and to “show respect for all participating student-athletes, coaches, fans and officials.”

  • Men's Basketball | September 02, 2015 Injuries force Bolden to give up basketball

    Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber announced Tuesday that junior forward Brandon Bolden has been granted a medical exemption and will not return to the men’s basketball team.

  • Football | September 01, 2015 Ertz likely starting; Jones back at RB

    Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder wasn’t ready to name his starting quarterback on Monday — making everyone wait until Tuesday afternoon — but all signs point to it being Jesse Ertz.

Video
Galleries
  • MHS Soccer: Domination
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    The Indians took the lead early in the first half and were never really threatened by the Lions in their season opener at Bishop Stadium.


  • Island Tour
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    As federal government officials prepare to sell this 840acre property off of the tip of Long Island, they have more to consider than just the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, an aging Biosafety Level 3 facility.


  • Quiet
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    Float Kansas is convincing people to spend up to $70 for a one-hour session inside a Samadhi flotation tank that’s about 8 feet long and 4 feet wide with a cover that’s about 4 feet tall.


  • Home decor
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    The building, located on Anderson Avenue about 10 miles north of Manhattan, is home to AsterHouse Design, owned by Amanda Purdom and Eryn Smith.


Opinion
  • Editorials | September 02, 2015 Another month, another shortfall

    It would be wrong to suggest that August tax collections in Kansas, which fell $30 million short of expectations, spell doom for the state. But they are disappointing, and not just because they didn’t meet expectations.

  • Letters | September 02, 2015 We need to do more than talk about the Golden Rule

    Having been a mental patient since 1963, maybe I have a reason to not always have done the “right thing.” Or maybe not!

  • Editorials | September 01, 2015 Can ‘outsiders’ keep ‘insiders’ out?

    Despite giving lawmakers low marks, voters keep electing individuals who contribute in large and small ways to the extreme partisanship and ineffective governance that afflict Capitol Hill.

  • Letters | September 01, 2015 Preventing tobacco use saves lives and money

    Smoking is an expensive addiction, and not just for smokers. Taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually in smoking-related health-care costs, and nearly 42,000 people die each year from tobacco-related diseases.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | September 02, 2015 ‘War Room’ entertains an elderly audience

    The average audience member for the matinee showing of “War Room” that I attended was probably collecting Social Security. They seemed not to have been in the theater before (it was built about twenty years ago).

  • Movies | September 01, 2015 Intention of ‘We Are Your Friends’ remains murky

    The new movie “We Are Your Friends” is sufficiently murky that viewers may wonder if it was intended as a criticism of Gen Y or as an apology for their inability to find anything useful to do.

  • Neighbors | August 31, 2015 Local couple plans to set sail on 6-month voyage from Mississippi to Chesapeake Bay

    Kansas isn’t exactly a sailing hotbed, but that sure hasn’t kept Henry Otto off the water. For more than 50 years, Otto, a longtime Manhattan resident, has been sailing boats on Tuttle Creek Lake and other area waterways.

  • Movies | August 31, 2015 ‘No Escape’ has lots of positives ... and problems

    The new movie thriller “No Escape” gives viewers some likable characters and then endangers those characters for two hours. The movie can be active and it is loaded with suspense. So why won’t you like it?

Sports
  • General Activities | September 02, 2015 Cameron: MLB still working out replay kinks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kendrys Morales’ final at-bat for the Royals Sunday afternoon was his 3,345th plate appearance in the major leagues. It was also one of the most confusing.

  • Manhattan High School | September 02, 2015 MHS girls’ tennis team starts season with a victory

    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team started its season with a victory in a dual at Topeka High Tuesday afternoon.

  • Manhattan High School | August 30, 2015 Indians cruise past Lawrence in season opener, 4-0

    With a comfortable lead most of the night and plenty of opportunities to insert most of his large roster into the match, Friday night’s 4-0 win over Lawrence High was exactly what Manhattan High head coach Frank Alonso wanted to see.

  • General Activities | August 29, 2015 Hankins a rising star at AMS

    Sam Hankins is not like most eighth graders. He’s still a year away from attending high school, but is already one of the most decorated athletes in the Manhattan-Ogden school district.

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