Thursday, April 28, 2016



Wefald work

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Construction continues on K-State’s Wefald Hall Thursday morning. The 540-bed, 129,000-square-foot dormitory is expected to open this fall.


K-State Sports
  • Baseball | April 28, 2016 Wildcats hit 3 HRs, beat Lopes, 10-6

    Kansas State isn’t exactly known for its power, but the Wildcats found an outlet on Wednesday night.

  • Football | April 28, 2016 Four Wildcats named to NFF honor society

    The Hampshire Honor Society, which began in 2007, recognizes college football players from all divisions who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

  • Football | April 26, 2016 Snyder joins social media with Twitter post

    Bill Snyder, who once referred to the internet as “electronic cyberspace world,” has joined Twitter. The account, @CoachBillSnyder, quickly gained followers, with 8,654 as of Tuesday morning.

  • Football | April 26, 2016 Senior Barnett back for Wildcats

    Dante Barnett planned to lead Kansas State’s defense for one last season and then take his shot at the NFL. But nothing went according to plan last season for the K-State safety.

Galleries
  • Spring Showcase
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    Much like last season’s spring scrimmage, Joe Hubener, Alex Delton and Jesse Ertz shared the job all afternoon during a 35-21 victory for the Purple at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


  • Tending to the flock
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    The long-term residents of Ebert Sheep Farm in St. George include 125 ewes, six rams, one llama, two dogs and two humans. The dogs are Fluffy, a retired Great Pyrenees, and Concho, a corgi. The humans are Jeff Ebert and his wife, Kerri.


Opinion
  • Editorials | April 28, 2016 ‘Nothing is more disturbing…’

    During his 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert spoke on the House floor on more than one occasion in support of stronger punishment for child molesters. Perhaps that was his conscience speaking after the fact.

  • Editorials | April 27, 2016 Disappointing but not surprising

    As gestures go, the stand Gov. Sam Brownback took Tuesday against what he considers the Obama administration’s lax scrutiny of refugees was mostly empty.

  • Editorials | April 26, 2016 Legislators will find answers difficult

    Across-the-board budget cuts — even affecting all levels of education — hurt just about everyone who’s already been hurt, and the fact that the pain would be shared is small consolation.

  • Letters | April 26, 2016 Joe Downey was a classic example of a good person

    Joe Downey will be missed by everyone in his family and everyone who ever knew him. He was a terrific and successful business leader.

Lifestyle
  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2016 McCain audience enjoys two ballets in one show

    It seems as if McCain Auditorium audiences see the Moscow Festival Ballet company every other spring. This year they came to town for a late April, Sunday afternoon performance. A very pleasing performance.

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2016 Storytellers, Cattywampus, ‘Chicago’ and more

    Wonder Workshop director Richard Pitts will share stories at the workshop’s second annual Storytelling Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • Arts & Leisure | April 26, 2016 ‘As You Like It’ given spirited performance at K-State

    Prof. David Mackay’s version of “As You Like It” was given an invigorated production on the thrust stage, a production which reminded us of why people have thought so much of the Bard for such a long time.

  • Arts & Leisure | April 25, 2016 Trio successfully closes out K-State library series

    Given the combination of instruments involved, this recital was bound to be a musically unusual experience. That it was, for all its exotic tonal blend, a very enjoyable one.

Sports
  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2016 Indians take 2nd in home invitational

    For the second consecutive time, the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team didn’t get the opportunity to practice the day before its meet, though the results were still positive for the Tribe.

  • Pro Sports | April 28, 2016 Angels sweep Royals with 4-2 win

    Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif.

  • General Activities | April 28, 2016 Gritton scores hole-in-one

    Casey Gritton got a hole-in-one on April 19 at Colbert Hills’ par-3 course.

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | April 27, 2016 Weather forces area postponements

    Long before severe storms rolled through the Flint Hills Tuesday afternoon, area sports events at both the college and high school levels were postponed following an ominous forecast.

State & Region
  • April 28, 2016 | State GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.

  • April 28, 2016 | State Anthony Gose doubles, homers to lead Tigers over A's 7-3

    DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Gose doubled and homered, Anibal Sanchez pitched through a wild outing and the Detroit Tigers beat Oakland 7-3 Thursday to take three of four in the series against the Athletics.

  • April 27, 2016 | State 10-man Whitecaps hold on for 1-1 draw with Sporting KC

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver's Christian Bolanos and Sporting Kansas City's Diego Rubio scored in the first half and the Whitecaps held on with only 10 men for a 1-1 tie Wednesday night.

  • April 27, 2016 | State Report: VA office in Kansas manipulated data on appeals

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Veterans Affairs regional office in Kansas listed erroneous medical conditions for three dozen patients who were appealing rejected claims — an apparent effort to speed up the review process that might have had the opposite effect, government investigators found.

  • April 27, 2016 | State USGS records 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma

    LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area.

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