Monday, August 31, 2015



Play time

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Lili Swisher, 10 months, plays with some noisemakers Monday morning at the Parents as Teachers playgroup at the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Road. The playgroup meets four days a week.


K-State Sports
  • Football |Volleyball | August 31, 2015 Full slate of activities planned this weekend

    Kansas State fans visiting Manhattan this weekend will be welcomed to a bevy of events surrounding the season-opening football game against South Dakota.

  • Football | August 31, 2015 Understanding cost of attendance

    For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school.

  • Golf | August 31, 2015 Wildcats add international golf standout

    South Africa native Natasha Carlsson has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) and will join the Kansas State women’s golf program beginning in the spring, head coach Kristi Knight announced recently.

  • Volleyball | August 29, 2015 Wildcats open season on a roll

    Behind three players with double-doubles and a program-record 118 digs, the Kansas State volleyball team climbed back from a 2-1 deficit and beat Illinois State in five sets.

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 | August 30, 2015 KSU students have much to give

    Now that K-State’s returning students have gotten reacquainted and new students have found their way around campus, we hope both groups extend their reach further.

  • Editorials | August 30, 2015 Good marks for MHS

    Though the State Finance Council didn’t have much in the way of good news for the Manhattan-Ogden School District last week, the district’s ACT report was a step in the right direction.

  • Columns | August 29, 2015 South Korea wise to be prepared for the worst

    News that the North Koreans again shelled South Korea during the annual “Ulichi Free-dom Guard” exercises brought back memories. Some time ago when I was still wearing a uniform, I participated in these exercises.

  • Editorials | August 28, 2015 Trump, Kobach kindred spirits?

    Well, Donald Trump must be right about immigration. None other than Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says so.

Lifestyle
  • Off The Beat | August 30, 2015 Searching for sitting

    At least 90 percent of the people I’ve talked to in any sort of social situation since then probably know I’ve recently become the proud owner of a Craigslist couch.

  • Books | August 30, 2015 ‘Last Reunion’ part mstery, part drama, all comedy

    Although the overall direction of the book is pretty apparent from the beginning, there are a few surprises near the end, and the story does not unfold entirely as expected.

  • Books | August 30, 2015 Liftin weaves tabloid gossip into fiction

    “Movie Star” is written as a tell-all (fictional) autobiography of Lizzie Pepper, an actress who was married to celebrity Rob Mars and is now penning an exposé of their life together.

  • Books | August 29, 2015 Revisiting Shakespeare at the public library

    As Cole Porter advised in his lyrics for the 1948 Broadway musical “Kiss Me Kate,” this fall may be a good time to brush up on your Shakespeare.

Sports
  • 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.

  • Manhattan High School | August 28, 2015 MHS soccer gears up for tough start

    A season ago, Manhattan High head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wasn’t sure what to expect from a talented, but unproven, group of juniors on varsity.

  • Manhattan High School | August 28, 2015 Young Indians take 3rd at Shawnee Heights

    With four sophomores and two freshmen on varsity, this is easily the youngest girls’ golf team Manhattan High head coach Chris George has ever had.

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