Friday, April 29, 2016


  • Local | April 28, 2016

    Zac Brown Band to headline music festival at football stadium

    Bill Snyder Family Stadium is set to host its first major concert event in nearly 30 years. Three-time Gammy Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band will headline a music festival on Sept. 10, featuring four bands. Joining Zac Brown Band in the lineup is multi-platinum

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 28, 2016

    Myers signs contract with $360,000 salary

    K-State Interim President Richard Myers will receive an annual salary of $360,000 for the duration of his service, according to the Kansas Board of Regents appointment agreement he signed Wednesday. Myers assumed the position Tuesday and will serve until the Regents hire a permanent replacement. Myers’

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 28, 2016

    Courthouse project to cost at least $483K

    Riley County officials said that courthouse improvements will cost at least $483,000. County commissioners heard an update on the project, which began in January and is to be completed later this year, at their meeting Thursday. The project involves adding security features such as limited public

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 28, 2016

    Soldier gets 18 months in sexual assault case

    An Army helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Riley was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, for sexually assaulting a woman last year at a Nevada casino. At a hearing on Fort Riley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric LeRoy, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of abusive sexual

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government & Politics | April 28, 2016

    Law grants in-state tuition to Kansas veterans

    More Kansas veterans are eligible for in-state tuition at state colleges, thanks to a bill signed into law on Wednesday. Gov. Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2567 to expand the eligibility for in-state tuition rates to veterans who had established residency in Kansas prior to serving

  • Editorials | April 28, 2016

    ‘Nothing is more disturbing…’

    During his 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert spoke on the House floor on more than one occasion in support of stronger punishment for child molesters. In fact he said that repeat offenders should be put behind bars for “the rest

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2016

    McCain audience enjoys two ballets in one show


    It seems as if McCain Auditorium audiences see the Moscow Festival Ballet company every other spring. This year they came to town for a late April, Sunday afternoon performance. A very pleasing performance. The almost 30-year-old outfit gave us two different ballets, each running an

  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2016

    Indians take 2nd in home invitational

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    For the second consecutive time, the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team didn’t get the opportunity to practice the day before its meet, though the results were still positive for the Tribe. Practice was canceled Tuesday with severe storms impacting the area, so

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | April 28, 2016

    Longtime professor Nafziger dies

    E. Wayne Nafziger, a prolific economics professor who worked at K-State for nearly half a century, has died. Nafziger, 77, of Manhattan, was a university distinguished professor, Faculty Senate president and the author of 21 books. He died Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in

  • Arts & Leisure | April 28, 2016

    Storytellers, Cattywampus, ‘Chicago’ and more

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    Wonder Workshop director Richard Pitts will share stories at the workshop’s second annual Storytelling Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Other storytellers include Funmi Cole, Sarah Edwards and the KSU Playback Theatre. There will be art make-it/take-it stations, science make-it/take-it

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