Wednesday, September 2, 2015


  • Volleyball | August 27, 2015

    Brand looks to direct Cats to success

    Last year was a banner season for Kansas State volleyball player Katie Brand. The setter followed up her stellar freshman campaign with an even better sophomore season, earning All-Big 12 First-team honors and honorable mention All-American honors — all while racking up the sixth-most assists for a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | August 26, 2015

    Parents, classmates mourn slain student at ceremony


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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2015

    Police searching for Sunflower Bank robber


    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2015

    Pott County magistrate named to labor department post

    A Pottawatomie County magistrate judge has been appointed to a position with the Department of Labor as an administrative law judge. Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon announced the appointment Tuesday of Steven Roth. He will serve in the position in Topeka. The labor

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 26, 2015

    City works to meld two parks plans

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation officials want the department’s two concurrent strategic plans to flow together. The Manhattan City Commission discussed developments in the City Park Master Plan during its work session on Tuesday. When considering two concepts, 726 residents, or 54 percent of those surveyed, supported

  • Editorials | August 26, 2015

    New formula leaves districts wanting

    Officials in the Manhattan-Ogden School District knew better than to count on getting the roughly $498,000 in emergency state assistance they had applied for to cope with more than 100 and as many as 125 new students. Unfortunately, experience has taught them — and leaders of other school districts

  • Local |Traffic | August 26, 2015

    Three injury accidents investigated

    The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to three injury accidents in Riley County on Tuesday. At 12:05 p.m., an accident involving a motorcycle and a farm truck at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Anderson Avenue sent one person to the hospital. According to a KHP

  • Obituaries | August 26, 2015


    Joyce Keller Gregg, 86, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Joyce was born May 30, 1929, in Boulder, Colorado, to Walter and Lulu (Hyten) Keller. She worked as a secretary at Manhattan High School and K-State Campus Ministries. Joyce is

  • Obituaries | August 26, 2015


    Lawrence J. Leach, 91, of Waterville, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the Blue Valley Senior Living Center in Blue Rapids. The family provided some of the following information. Lawrence was born on Feb. 25, 1924, in Randolph, the son of James E. and Emily A. (Schultes) Leach. He served

  • Obituaries | August 26, 2015


    Frances Levy Siegel, 95, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Home Care and Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Frances was born on April 4, 1920, in Beaufort, South Carolina, to Bertha and Esau Levy. In May of 1937, she married Reuben Siegel and

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