A jury found a Leonardville man who stabbed a pest exterminator to death in 2008 guilty of reckless second-degree murder. Howard Barrett, 58, stood trial in Riley County District Court this week, six years after the killing of Thomas James, 48, in February of that year. Barrett has
James G. Findley, 91, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at his home at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan from age related causes. Jim, son of the late William R. and Ruth Courtney (Gilmore) Findley, was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Sabetha and was third oldest of seven
As Gov. Sam Brownback held onto his office in Tuesday’s election, he also eked out a narrow victory among local schoolchildren. USD 383 students cast their ballots in the Kids Voting Kansas event earlier this week. It’s sponsored by the school district and the
A local minister said the same-sex marriage benefits battle is ongoing even if Kansas’ constitutional ban is lifted. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction that will stop the state from enforcing its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage starting at 5 p.m.
A program for Mrs. Beach will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. People will then go to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art for the celebration of life.
Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, program is a research and education program focused on the
Diane Eileen Concelmo, 61, died at her home in Archer, Fla., on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after a long illness. Diane was born in Perry, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1953. She was married to Robert Concelmo on Oct. 5, 1985. Surviving are her husband Robert Concelmo and two sons Daniel Ryan and
Members of the public can voice their opinions to Riley County commissioners on a proposed Public Building Commission next week. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the lecture hall at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave. During the meeting, no actions
Booking an an area school for outside events will cost slightly more starting next month. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved on Wednesday an increase in facility use fees for non-school youth activities and community events. The board also approved the purchase of new equipment
Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.
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