Wednesday, June 29, 2016


  • Letters | June 22, 2016

    MCS grateful for support of annual golf tournament

    To the Editor: Manhattan Catholic Schools’  faculty and staff would like to thank all the participants and sponsors that supported the 29th annual Manhattan Catholic Schools Golf Tournament. The tournament was held Monday, June 13, at Stagg Hill Golf Course. Thank you to our corporate

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 22, 2016

    Burton makes first appearance in court

    A Manhattan developer and former USD 378 employee facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday. Zac Burton, 38, faces four charges of unlawful sexual relations with a female Riley County High School student because he was an

  • Track & Field | June 22, 2016

    Current, former Cats prep for Olympic trials

    After a strong showing in the college ranks this year, several Kansas State track and field athletes are turning their attention the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The current crop of K-State athletes join former Wildcat Olympians in hoping to find themselves as part

  • Pro Sports | June 22, 2016

    Royals lose to Mets, 2-1


    NEW YORK — No late comeback for Kansas City this time. Back in the ballpark where they celebrated a championship last fall, swigging sweet champagne well past midnight, the Royals were beaten 2-1 by the New York Mets on Tuesday night in a World Series rematch

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    Board sets RCPD budget at $20.3M

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board passed a $20.3 million budget Monday for the Riley County Police Department with a 6-1 vote. The budget represents an increase of nearly $550,000, or 2.8 percent, from this year’s budget. Wynn Butler, one of the city commission representatives on

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    Commission split on KDOT money for Green Valley Road

    The Kansas Department of Transportation has offered to fund more than half of an estimated $4.5 million improvement project at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Green Valley Road. KDOT has offered to pay $2.5 million of the total cost of the project, designed to enhance

  • Local |Business | June 21, 2016

    Blue Moose to open location at mall

    Manhattan Town Center is filling one of its restaurant vacancies. The Blue Moose Bar and Grill will open this fall at the former Old Chicago location at 100 Manhattan Town Center. The two-story, 6,300-square-foot space will be renovated to accommodate the restaurant, which offers a variety

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    School board cancels shutdown meeting ahead of special session

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will hold off on planning for a possible school shutdown. The school board initially planned to hold a special meeting Wednesday to prepare for a July 1 school shutdown if the state did not comply with a Kansas Supreme Court order to

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | June 21, 2016

    Pott County accepts bid for new Wheaton fire station

    Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday accepted a low bid for construction of a new fire station at Wheaton but rejected all bids for remodeling the station at Olsburg. The commission accepted the bid of $393,450 from Schultz Construction/BG Consultants for design and construction of the Wheaton

  • Editorials | June 21, 2016

    Congress remains part of the problem

    Not even the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was enough Monday to break through the partisan gridlock that has long characterized politics in Washington, D.C. Senators considered four gun control proposals in the wake of the massacre at an Orlando nightclub earlier

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