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  • UPDATE: 54 students at MHS out with flu-like illness

    Fifty-four Manhattan High School students had been affected by a recent bout of what appears to be the flu as of Monday, according to the Riley County Health Department. Riley County Health Department director Jennifer Green said during Monday’s .

  • Officials seek poop as illness spreads

    At least 34 students were absent from Manhattan High West Campus Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms, adding to a growing total affected by an unknown illness. Principal Greg Hoyt said the school sent 10 students home Tuesday, and 24 more who reported symptoms .

  • Farmers want answers on bridge

    About 20 agricultural producers and business representatives attended Monday’s meeting of the Pott County Commission, asking when progress would be made on replacing the Belvue Bridge. The large attendance apparently was provoked by a report last week that the bridge .

  • Rare copies of great works on display in new exhibit

    Rare copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Magna Carta and other great works will be on display this fall in a new exhibit at K-State’s Hale Library. The “Wisdom of the Ages” exhibit features written works that have shaped .

  • K-State researchers taking mobile apps to the field

    Global populations are booming, food demand is skyrocketing and climate change is threatening food security — meanwhile, access to mobile technology is becoming commonplace. The ground is fertile to harness the power of this global mobile network to create and implement .


    Ann Smith, 76, Manhattan, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Mathilda Ann (West) Smith was born Oct. 9, 1939, in New Braunfels, Texas, the daughter of the late Monnie Belle (Grant) Dickey and Woodrow Wilson West. She was .


    Staff Sgt. Luis I. Rivera, 58, Junction City, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. Luis is survived by his loving wife, Shirreen; his two daughters, Juanita Shirreen Rivera of Junction City and Marcelina Imalda Rivera of .

  • Brighten a menu with farmer’s market finds

    I find it’s great to swing by the farmers’ market before I head to the grocery store. I get the best of both worlds, supporting local produce farmers and artisans as well as shopping at the grocery store with .

  • There are bigger issues than a high school mascot

    To the Editor: Here are 10 things more worthy of attention than the Indian mascot controversy: 1. Childhood bullying 2. Terrorism 3. School finance 4. Zika virus 5. Domestic and child abuse. 6. Illegal drugs 7. Childhood hunger 8. Homelessness 9. Unemployment 10. Cancer Let’s put our efforts into solving .

  • Community has lost a superb pianist, teacher

    To the Editor: Early last month, our community lost one of its most distinguished and talented personalities. Since 1948, Margaret Yzerman Walker enriched this community and our state with her conspicuous artistry as a pianist and teacher. She and her husband, .

  • Kaepernick isn’t helping his cause

    NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick might not realize it, but America is a wonderful place. In a lot of other countries, he’d have been thrown in prison, or perhaps even killed, for thumbing his nose at a national symbol. Yes, .

  • Snyder names Ertz starting QB

    After a long competition, Kansas State came to the same conclusion it did last year. Jesse Ertz is the Wildcats’ starting quarterback. K-State coach Bill Snyder announced Ertz as the starter during the Big 12 coaches teleconference on Monday. The Wildcats .


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