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Twenty-four K-State students keep their hands on the Bill Snyder statue and a gate at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday as part of a contest. Students have to keep one hand on the statue or gate for 31 hours. The last person remaining wins an all-expenses paid trip to the Stafford game on Sept. 2 in Palo Alto, Calif. In the event of a tie, contestants will play rock, paper scissors to determine a winner.


K-State Sports
  • Football | April 30, 2016 Goolsby motivates Florida teams

    Even from more than 1,200 miles away, Denzel Goolsby is having an impact. The Kansas State freshman wide receiver never thought a speech last year would serve as a motivator for other college athletes, but that’s exactly what happened.

  • Football | April 30, 2016 Bears take K-State OL Whitehair

    One of the best offensive linemen in program history, Kansas State’s Cody Whitehair was selected with the 25th pick of the second round, No. 56 overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears on Friday evening.

  • Track & Field | April 30, 2016 K-State competes at Rock Chalk Classic

    Kansas State’s track and field teams saw eight first-place finishes and another school record set in the men’s hammer throw at the Rock Chalk Classic in Lawrence on Saturday.

  • Tennis | April 30, 2016 Wildcats fall to Oklahoma St. at Big 12 Championships

    Facing Oklahoma State for the second time in seven days, the Kansas State women’s tennis was swept by the top-seeded Cowgirls, 4-0, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championship.

Galleries
  • Manhattan High Soccer: No Problems
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    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.


  • 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.


Opinion
  • Editorials | April 30, 2016 USD 378 bond issue deserves approval

    One of these days, enough patrons of the Riley County School District will realize that waiting for a perfect set of proposals to improve their schools — one that does everything anyone could want and lowers taxes in the process — is a sure way to postpone improvements.

  • Letters | April 30, 2016 Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County

    Dating back to 1983, Americans have celebrated the importance of travel with the observance of National Travel and Tourism Week. The week beginning today, May 1, is designated for nationwide recognition of the economic impact of tourism.

  • Letters | April 30, 2016 Local merchants’ support of fashion show invaluable

    National Honor Society of Manhattan High School would like to thank the wonderful merchants in our community who helped make the third annual Manhattan High School Fashion Show a success.

  • Letters | April 30, 2016 NCAA’s stance on diversity, equality sets tone for KSU

    At its meeting on Wednesday, April 27, the NCAA Board of Governors affirmed its support for diversity and equality and denounced discrimination at NCAA events in all divisions.

Lifestyle
  • Arts & Leisure | May 01, 2016 Comic book, animated films dominate summer

    Summer is for super heroes, outer space, animated animals and super-intelligent secret agents on the run. That’s right, it’s blockbuster movie season.

  • Off The Beat | May 01, 2016 Say ‘uncle’ ...and ‘aunt’

    Even at my advanced age, I often think about my aunts and uncles, and my memories of them make me feel like a kid again.

  • Books | May 01, 2016 Unlikely friends face trials of high school

    You know that high school classmate you wouldn’t be caught dead associating with? Given the right cocktail of bad choices, dangerous circumstances and shared terror, they just might become the person you’re clinging to for dear life.

  • Books | May 01, 2016 Alter takes readers on Himalayan spy adventure

    “The Rataban Betrayal” is an intellectual espionage novel, one whose parts come together at their own pace but mesh seamlessly when they do.

Sports
  • Manhattan High School | April 30, 2016 Manhattan High routs Wichita Heights, 8-0

    With a steady rain, gusty winds and cool temperatures on Friday afternoon at Bishop Stadium, it wasn’t the most picturesque day for soccer.

  • Manhattan High School | April 30, 2016 MHS swimmers 5th at Great Bend

    The Manhattan High girls’ swim team competed for the second time this week, taking a trip out west for Friday’s Great Bend Invitational and finishing in fifth place.

  • Manhattan High School | April 30, 2016 Indians compete at rainy Seaman Relays

    After a lost week of practice ended with a soggy and cold trip to the Seaman Relays on Friday evening, it’s safe to say Manhattan High track and field coach Jesse Woodard is currently at odds with the Kansas weather.

  • Pro Sports | April 29, 2016 Cameron: Royals hit late-April cold streak

    Bottom line: The Royals are getting themselves out instead of forcing pitchers to do it, a direct departure from 2015.

State & Region
  • May 01, 2016 | State Schebler, Reds end 6-game skid, beat Pirates in 11th

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Schebler hit an RBI double in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Sunday.

  • 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.

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