• If it walks, quacks like a duck…

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who in 2010 was voted Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Ex-change Council (ALEC), sent a fundraising appeal to lobbyists during the 2015 legislative session asking for gifts ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. Merrick, a member of .

  • ‘Southpaw’ comes across as calculating, cynical, thin G.w.clift1

    Boxing movies are usually among the most emotionally manipulative of all films. Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw” would be the heavy-weight champ of melodramas, except for its casting. Jake Gyllenhaal is too little, it seems, even to be a light-heavy, though .

  • Evans family donates $1M to Academic Success Center

    Ike and Letty Evans, Bluffton, South Carolina, are supporting the Academic Success Center in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University with a $1 million donation. The center provides a variety of services dedicated to helping students achieve academic success .

  • Higgins to lead Center for Economic Education

    Eric Higgins has been named director of the Center for Economic Education at Kansas State University. The appointment was jointly announced by the university and the Kansas Council for Economic Education. In addition to being head of the finance department .

  • JAMES K. QUINLAN

    James Kenneth “Jim” Quinlan, 87, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born April 10, 1928, in Manhattan, the son of Leon Reed and Nellie (Valore) Quinlan. Jim served .

  • ROOSEVELT NASH

    Roosevelt Nash, 71, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He worked as a mail carrier at the Manhattan Post Office for 11 years, and was retired from the U.S. Army after 21 .

  • Body found in Topeka believed to be that of missing Manhattan man

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillon’s parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob .

  • Corrections exceeds state’s standards

    The Riley County Community Corrections Department did well over the past year, according to its quarterly and year-end outcome report. The department, which seeks to reduce crime by working with adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to complete an intensive probation .

  • K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family. Howbert, .

  • Free services at 4th count event

    Everybody Counts, a grassroots community effort to quantify and address the needs of Manhattan’s homeless and low-income residents, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in the 900 block of Yuma Street. It is the fourth such .

  • Couple returns to home after retaining wall collapse Ratonehouse.mercury

    The rain might have washed away Pam and Bobb Stokes’ retaining wall, but it didn’t clean the dirty laundry, carpet and dust. The Stokeses moved back into their home at 615 Ratone Lane on July 18 after being unable to live .

  • Governor should have known better

    If he likes, Gov. Sam Brownback can continue to make the case that Kansas teachers are overpaid or even adequately paid. But if he’s content to ignore how many of them are leaving jobs in this state for greener .





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