Saturday, May 28, 2016



Bullet dodged

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A tree lies uprooted in the 400 block of Elm Street in Wamego after a storm ripped through town Thursday afternoon. Officials said no injuries were reported after the storm.


K-State Sports
  • Baseball | May 27, 2016 Cats end season, lose to Oklahoma

    Kansas State could not overcome crooked innings in the second and third despite late threats, and the Wildcats lost to Oklahoma, 13-7, on Thursday to be eliminated from the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

  • Baseball | May 26, 2016 Korn excited to be back at K-State

    When Brad Korn left Kansas State for Missouri State in 2013 his wife Kristin decided to keep her Wildcat gear.

  • Baseball | May 26, 2016 K-State falls to Texas Tech at Big 12 tourney

    Kansas State jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the top of the fourth inning, but top-seeded Texas Tech scored seven unanswered runs to come back and defeat the eighth-seeded Wildcats, 8-5, on Wednesday.

  • Baseball | May 25, 2016 Scudder named top Big 12 newcomer

    Jake Scudder was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 Second Team, Clayton Dalrymple picked up his first All-Big 12 honor and Josh Rolette was tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

Galleries
  • Green thumbs
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    The 2016 Manhattan Area Garden Tour is 1-5 p.m. June 5. There are six gardens on the tour, including four residential oases, each highlighting the green thumbs of local gardeners.


  • Twisted remains
    Storm1.mercury

    A tornado blew through Dickinson County for 90 minutes Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.


Opinion
  • Editorials | May 28, 2016 Pause to remember America’s fallen

    As the entire population of Fort Riley, and anyone who has lost a loved one in combat is keenly aware, there is vastly more to Memorial Day than standing around the backyard grill with friends and beer.

  • Columns | May 28, 2016 North Korea yells, but nobody is listening

    For a diplomat, nothing is more frustrating than dealing with North Korea. It does not play by the same rules as other countries. There is, however, logic to its actions, even if it is hard for us to relate to.

  • Editorials | May 27, 2016 Sen. Hatch… meet Judge Garland

    It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Letters | May 27, 2016 Make plans to participate in fifth ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’

    As the fifth annual Taste of the ’Ville is fast approaching — it will be Saturday, June 11 — we would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all the restaurants that have partnered with us.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | May 26, 2016 Lots of adults apt to attend ‘Angry Birds Movie’

    The film’s animation is high grade—not up to the recent version of “The Jungle Book” but better than most of the stuff not computer-generated from real-life photography. But the movie has substantial weaknesses, too.

  • Arts & Leisure | May 26, 2016 Memorial Day, farmers market and more

    The Manhattan Municipal Band, under the direction of Frank Tracz, will begin its 96th season with two Memorial Day concerts.

  • Movies | May 25, 2016 Laughs absent in dreadful ‘Neighbors 2’

    Consider “Neighbors 2,” the most cynically-made and utterly calculated movie I’ve maybe ever seen. The new comedy hedges its bets. For edge, it gives us coarse language and unpleasant images in place of jokes.

  • Movies | May 24, 2016 Attractions of ‘Nice Guys’ overshadow its weaknesses

    If you like action pictures or detective stories, you may want a plausible but fairly complicated story. Movie-goers will get one when they go to see “The Nice Guys,” one of the best half dozen movies in general release.

Sports
  • Area Schools | May 27, 2016 Rock Creek, Hayden halted in 4th by weather

    After nearly completing four innings of Thursday’s Class 4A-Division II quarterfinal between Hayden and Rock Creek, the deterioration of field conditions at Soden’s Grove Ball Field finally forced the hand of tournaments officials.

  • Area Schools | May 27, 2016 FHSC to host summer program

    The coaching staff of the Flint Hills Soccer Club is planning to organize a summer soccer camp for Manhattan youth.

  • Manhattan High School | May 27, 2016 Mall to hold basketball camps

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball camp for girls entering grades 9-12 will be held Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3, at Manhattan High’s West Campus.

  • Manhattan High School | May 26, 2016 Manhattan embracing underdog role at state

    For the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team, the goal all along was to win a Centennial League title and get back to the Class 6A state semifinals.

State & Region
  • May 28, 2016 | State Pulisic gets 1st goal as US tops Bolivia 4-0 in Copa tuneup

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Six weeks after becoming the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic became the youngest American in the modern era to get a goal for the national team.

  • May 28, 2016 | State 2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas

    HOUSTON (AP) — At least two people are dead and five others are missing after this week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday, noting that though the threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long holiday weekend, the focus is now on swollen rivers and waterways that are slowly rising and could flood homes.

  • May 28, 2016 | State Memories the momentum behind saving Kansas City arena

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of an iconic Missouri arena might depend on the memories of a generation of Midwesterners who once flocked there for concerts and sports events.

  • May 27, 2016 | State Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can't open

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature.

  • May 27, 2016 | State Kamara scores late, lifts United to 1-0 win over Sporting KC

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alhaji Kamara scored late in D.C. United's rain-soaked 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on Friday night.

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