Monday, May 25, 2015


  • Letters | May 20, 2015

    NBAF reflects Kansans’ vision and commitment

    To the Editor: Kansans, we can add another star we have reached through the difficulties! In February 2007, I challenged the Kansas Legislature to lean forward and invest in our state’s research infrastructure to create a new economy for Kansans now and into the future.

  • Obituaries | May 20, 2015


    Harold G. Johnson, 90, of Rapid City, South Dakota, and formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Harold was born in Manhattan July 20, 1924, to LeRoy and Myrtle (Gittings) Johnson. He graduated from high school

  • Obituaries | May 20, 2015


    Verbie Lee Olin Robinson, 79, of Louisville, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home.  The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 3, 1936, in Ada, Oklahoma, the son of Elmer and Lucille Glover Robinson. He served in the Army in Korea. He worked

  • Obituaries | May 20, 2015


    Ronald Dean Osthoff, 65, of Clay Center, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 17, 1949 in Clay Center, the son of Arnold H. and Mary Gladys (Wiegers) Osthoff. He attended Morganville Grade School and three years

  • Obituaries | May 20, 2015


    Betty (Long) Forrester, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Manhattan to Jesse Chester and Della (Shull) Long. Elizabeth was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Graveside service with Pastor Melanie Martin officiating will be

  • Soccer | May 20, 2015

    K-State adds two more soccer players

    Kansas State women’s soccer head coach Mike Dibbini announced the additions of a pair of transfer student-athletes, as forward/midfielder Kimberly Braddock and defender Hali Sutter will join the inaugural Wildcat roster. Braddock and Sutter are the fifth and sixth members of the K-State

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 19, 2015

    Officials adopt RCPD budget

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved Monday the final 2016 budget for the Riley County Police Department. The 2016 budget is $20,000 less than the first draft, which accounts for lower fuel costs, and brings the budget to $19,764,000. That’s an increase of $381,000, or 1.97 percent, from

  • Local | May 19, 2015

    Pasture burning down across Flint Hills this spring

    Nearly 60,000 acres of Pottawatomie County pasture were burned during the traditional spring burning season of March and April. Chris Trudo, emergency management director, told county commissioners Monday that the number of controlled rangeland fires was down this year. A number of burn bans were issued

  • Local |Education | May 19, 2015

    Board to consider higher fees

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider increasing fees and textbook rental prices next year to raise money for future purchases. The board is scheduled to discuss the issue at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poytnz Ave. One of the current

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 19, 2015

    Manhattan man sentenced to 7 years for kidnapping

    A Manhattan man who helped kidnap two K-State women, then rob a man, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Rasheem Wilson, 26, is the last of four men involved in the Oct. 8 kidnapping of Keli Lee

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