Monday, July 6, 2015



Morning story

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Rachael Rassmussen and her son, Thein, 3, read a story together Monday morning at the Manhattan Public Library Move and Groove Storytime.


K-State Sports
  • Columns |General Activities | July 06, 2015 Cameron: Americans made this win look easy

    Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing relentless defending champ Japan, I had goose bumps from sheer, gasping nerves.

  • Golf | July 06, 2015 Streb second at Greenbrier Classic

    Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb finished second at the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, but it’s how he got into the four-man playoff that turned heads at The Old White TPC.

  • Women's Basketball | July 05, 2015 Mittie likes team’s depth, roster balance

    With eight returning letter winners — including three starters — to go along with a talented recruiting class, Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has every reason to be confident as he heads into his second season in Manhattan.

  • Men's Basketball | July 03, 2015 Weber announces the signing of Freeman

    Kansas State men’s basketball head coach Bruce Weber announced the signing of prep school shooting guard Ron Freeman (Inglewood, Calif./Junipero Serra/Future College Prep School) on Thursday.

Galleries
  • Reading room
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    BLUE RAPIDS — A tiny library in Blue Rapids recently underwent big changes upon completion of an addition to the original one-room, 700-square-foot building.


  • Country Stampede: Fashion
    1

    A detailed look at the vast range of fashion at Kicker Country Stampede.


  • Country Stampede: Day 4
    1

    Coverage of the final day of the 20th Kicker Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park.


  • Country Stampede: Day 3
    1

    Coverage of day three at the 2015 Kicker Country Stampede.


Opinion
  • Editorials | July 06, 2015 World Cup triumph worth savoring

    Soccer purists who savor scores of 1 to nil or games in which penalty kicks decide the outcome after two scoreless halves might be reluctant to embrace Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final — unless they are Americans.

  • Letters | July 06, 2015 Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    As the granddaughter of a U.S. Marshal who twice was nearly killed by lynch mobs as he saved the accused for a fair trial, I have given a lot of thought to the last words in our Pledge of Allegiance: “...and justice for all.”

  • Letters | July 06, 2015 Usage, not fees, should determine our electric bills

    Westar Energy has proposed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (the KCC, our state utility regulatory board) an increase in the monthly service charge that we all pay.

  • Editorials | July 05, 2015 Congress should strengthen FOIA

    The president is not the only individual in government who erects roadblocks to American citizens who seek information they’re entitled to, but he’s the most conspicuous.

Lifestyle
  • Neighbors | July 06, 2015 Entomologist trades bugs for brushes in retirement

    As a research entomologist, Dick Beeman spent his career studying the natural world. Now in retirement,  he spends his time painting portraits.

  • Movies | July 06, 2015 ‘Magic Mike’ sequel has even less story than original

    “Magic Mike XXL” is an inefficient ramble about fellows who are apparently dim-witted—I’m going from their conversation, here. They don’t really deserve better prospects than the bleak ones they describe to one another.

  • Books | July 05, 2015 Doughty chronicles life in the mortuary business

    Doughty writes in a conversational, first person style, and the book is easy reading. She tends to jump around from one topic to another and then return to an earlier one, which can at times make it difficult to follow her.

  • Books | July 05, 2015 Former CIA agent tells gripping story in ‘Treason’

    It’s quite a tale. The author, Jason Matthews, takes some risks by including Putin as a character, but portrays him in the story as he appears in real life. Matthews, to his credit, knows his material.

Sports
  • Columns |General Activities | July 06, 2015 Cameron: Americans made this win look easy

    Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing relentless defending champ Japan, I had goose bumps from sheer, gasping nerves.

  • General Activities | July 06, 2015 Prime takes second at Concordia Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team came in second place in the Concordia Blast tournament this past weekend.

  • General Activities | July 06, 2015 Wildcats holding tryouts

    The 8-and-under Manhattan Wildcats are holding a tryout for a competitive baseball team for the 2016 season.

  • July 04, 2015 Kansas basketball team voted best in nation

    USA Today has named the best high school girl’s basketball program in the nation. Would you believe, that honor belongs to a small school in rural Kansas?

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