Tuesday, May 31, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | May 30, 2016

    City set to review gender ID, sex law

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will review a draft ordinance that would give people who experience discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity an avenue to respond.

  • Local | May 30, 2016

    Area residents salute veterans at ceremony

    Memorial Day exists because of the mothers who honored their sons, the wives who honored their husbands and the daughters who honored their fathers who died in the Battle of Waterloo during the Civil War.

  • Local |Fort Riley | May 30, 2016

    Officials still hopeful of creating museum to honor Buffalo Soldiers

    JUNCTION CITY — Wilma Frontiera shaded her eyes from the sun and pointed out the gleaming monument to her relatives from Boston.

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | May 30, 2016

    Lamb ‘lucky’ to have stumbled into teaching

    Manhattan High School teacher Pat Lamb stumbled into teaching. Now, after more than three decades in education, he’s stepping out gracefully.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 29, 2016

    High court’s ruling doesn’t surprise most Manhattan-area leaders

    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state’s public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don’t act by June 30.

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  • Local | May 29, 2016

    Manhattan veterans recall little-known Burma Campaign

    In the 70 years since the end of World War II, Bernice Taylor and McKinley Blake had each met only one other person who had deployed to Burma — until, at 97 years old, they met each other.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 29, 2016

    KSU faculty, staff give input on presidential search

    K-State faculty and staff members want their next leader to have integrity, strong communication skills and be open to shared governance.

  • Local |Business | May 29, 2016

    Call center moving from Wamego to Manhattan to expand operations

    Vets First Choice is relocating its offices from Wamego to Manhattan for expansion purposes.

  • Local |Education | May 29, 2016

    Ag teacher continues to help students grow

    Let’s go to the Great Lakes Floral Expo in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The top winner has been named in the professional division of the floral arrangement competition.

  • Local |Education | May 29, 2016

    MHS 2016 students earn scholarships, awards

    Manhattan High School seniors received numerous accolades this year.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 29, 2016

    Headley receives Treanor Architects Faculty Award

    Dustin Headley, assistant professor in the interior architecture & product design department at K-State, was awarded the 2016 Treanor Architects Faculty Award.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2016

    Death penalty off table in retrial

    Riley County prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty for an Ogden man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and their 1-year-old child.

  • Local | May 27, 2016

    Wamego reports minor damage after tornado

    Wamego officials said residents dodged a bullet Thursday afternoon when a tornado touched down in the city but caused minimal damage.

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 27, 2016

    Jon Wefald recalls his KSU years in new book

    Former K-State President Jon Wefald speaks in superlatives. The Manhattan Rotary Club, whose luncheon he spoke at Thursday, isn’t merely good. It’s “the best Rotary Club in the state of Kansas.”

  • Local | May 27, 2016

    Nearly 50 years after dropping out, Manhattan man gets diploma

    Almost 50 years after he dropped out of high school, Manhattan resident Leon Havens finally received his diploma.

  • Local |Education | May 27, 2016

    USD 405 principal final Rock Creek super candidate

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed another superintendent candidate on Friday. Kevin Logan, principal of USD 405’s Lyons Middle School since 2008, is the third and final candidate to replace Superintendent Darrell Stufflebeam.

  • Local | May 26, 2016

    No injuries reported after apparent tornado hits Wamego

    An apparent tornado hit south-central Wamego shortly after 2:30 p.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | May 26, 2016

    County officials set tax sale date

    Riley County officials have set a tentative date for the county’s upcoming tax foreclosure sale later this year. Barring any changes, the auction will take place Sept. 27.

  • Local |Public Health | May 26, 2016

    Riley County hires Green to lead health department

    Riley County officials have chosen a new director for the county’s health department. Jennifer Green, currently a student at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Public Health, will assume the position in August.

  • Local |Education | May 26, 2016

    Holcomb super 2nd Rock Creek candidate

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed another superintendent candidate on Thursday. Jean Rush, superintendent of USD 363 Holcomb since 2011, is the second of three candidates to replace Superintendent Darrell Stufflebeam.

  • Local |Business | May 26, 2016

    May sales tax surges, revenue flat for year

    Manhattan received 7 percent more in sales tax revenue this May than it did in May 2015.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 26, 2016

    County to consolidate zoning, subdivision regulations

    Riley County will combine its zoning and subdivision regulations into one comprehensive code. The county has hired a community development consulting company called LSL Planning based in Northglenn, Colorado, to oversee the process.

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 25, 2016

    City seeks to lower proposed mill levy

    The Manhattan City Commission wants to lower the preliminary 2017 mill levy. The commission had its first work session Tuesday for the 2017 budget development process.

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Former KSU RB Joe Hall urges students to be their best

    The children of Manhattan can be whatever they want as long as they reach out and use the resources at their disposal, Joe Hall told students at Frank Bergman Elementary during their final day of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Local |Education | May 25, 2016

    Ellis super candidate for RC job

    The Rock Creek USD 323 school board interviewed the first of three candidates for the district’s superintendent position on Wednesday.

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