• Brownback to seek ‘modest’ tax increases

    TOPEKA — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that he will propose “modest, targeted” tax increases to help close Kansas’ serious budget shortfalls while strongly defending an income tax break that some fellow GOP lawmakers want to end. Brownback also told .


    Frederick “Fred” Dale Wohler, 88, of Leonardville, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Fred was born on Jan. 7, 1929, on the farm near Leonardville. He was the son of Laurin .


    Brenda Sue Baker-Williams, 61, of Valley Center, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at home. The family provided some of the following information: Brenda was born on April 15, 1955 in Manhattan. She raised her family in Killeen, Texas, where she .


    Edward Eugene Hamilton, 70, of Westmoreland, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Ed was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Concordia. He was the son of Clarence and Alice Ball Hamilton. He served in the U..

  • Not a promising start for governor

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s defense in his State of the State address of the tax policies that have defined his tenure is perhaps understandable, but Kansans ought to know by now that those policies haven’t succeeded. Nor should Kansans .

  • You’re welcome to join King celebration events

    To the Editor: Families and citizens in Manhattan and the area are invited to participate in several activities of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration that honors and celebrates the life and impact of King. Please consider attending one .

  • Discovery Center attendance jumps 33.5 percent

    The Flint Hills Discovery Center had a 33.5-percent attendance increase and 8.8-percent revenue increase in 2016. Discovery Center director Susan Adams shared a year-end report Tuesday to the Manhattan City Commission. The center had 80,080 guests in 2016, an increase of 20,106 from 59,974 guests .

  • Squirrel blamed for power outage

    A power outage in central Manhattan left some residents without power briefly Tuesday evening. The outage began at around 5:20 p.m. when a squirrel caused an equipment malfunction near 16th Street and Fairchild Avenue in Manhattan, a Westar Energy spokesperson .

  • Venables loves where he is

    Whenever people talk about the future of Kansas State football, the one that comes after Bill Snyder, they always mention a few of the same names. One of those names is Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Right now, he might .

  • Hudgins likes to help out on and off the court

    In middle school, Trevor Hudgins wanted to play the same way as the Harlem Globetrotters. In eighth grade, though, he learned to give a helping hand, and it’s paid off. Manhattan’s senior point guard broke the school record .

  • Big first half gives Mustang boys fourth-straight-win

    An 11-0 run to start the game for the Rock Creek boys basketball team ended as a 13-point win as the Mustangs (6-2, 4-1) beat Rossville (3-5, 2-1) to win its fourth-straight game. Everything started with Rock Creek junior Martin .

  • Second-half collapse keeps Rock Creek girls from first win

    Though they led at halftime, the Rock Creek girls basketball team did not get its first win of the season, falling to Rossville, 50-40, at home Tuesday night. The 10-point margin was the smallest that the Mustangs (0-8, 0-5) have .


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