Saturday, May 28, 2016


  • Local | May 26, 2016

    No injuries reported after apparent tornado hits Wamego


    An apparent tornado hit south-central Wamego shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday toppled trees and downed power lines but didn’t appear to cause much damage to homes. Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker said most of the damage occurred in an area between Walnut Street on

  • 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. Prosecutors announced their decision at a Thursday status hearing for Luis Aguirre, who was convicted in 2012 for the 2009 deaths of Tanya Maldonado, 18, and

  • 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. Officials said Friday morning they are continuing cleanup efforts after an apparent tornado touched down shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, resulting in downed trees

  • 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.” Former finance vice president Tom Rawson wasn’t just one of the

  • Editorials | May 27, 2016

    Sen. Hatch… meet Judge Garland

    It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. The mistake also reveals the sham that is the Republican show of courtesy to

  • 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. “It’s been a long road, but finally, after all this time, we finally got it done,” he said. “It’s one of the best things ever.” Havens, 66,

  • Area Schools | May 27, 2016

    Rock Creek, Hayden halted in 4th by weather


    EMPORIA — After nearly completing four innings of Thursday’s Class 4A-Division II quarterfinal between Hayden and Rock Creek, the deterioration of field conditions at Soden’s Grove Ball Field finally forced the hand of tournaments officials and the game was postponed - six hours after

  • 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, who has taken the same position at Lansing, near Kansas City. Previously,

  • Obituaries | May 27, 2016


    Barbara J. Worman, 84, of Ellinwood and formerly of Winfield, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Barbara was born June 10, 1931, in Grenola, the daughter of Glen and Hazel Eaglin Neubecker. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1949

  • Court Calendar | May 27, 2016

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    This is NOT an official court calendar and is subject to change. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:00 -  9:00 Abudayyeh, Nadel Status ( 16 CR 249 Poss. of MJ) BKD III 9:00 Amaro, Petra Arr (15 CR 581 Felony Poss MJ, etc) BCF III 9:00 Amaro, Petra Arr (15 CR 690 Viol of Ks Off Reg x3)

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