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  • Military personnel face challenge in civilian job search

    FORT RILEY — After 28 years each in the U.S. Army, Master Sgt. David Gidden and Master Sgt. Frederick Johnson are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. Later this year, they will retire from the military and drive through the gate at .


    Ronald A. Sowell, 77, of Manhattan, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 16, 1937, in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502..


    Ken Ray Teske, 64, of Onaga, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Onaga. He was the son of Melvin and Vera Kufahl Teske. Ken was a dairyman, farmer and stockman in the Wheaton/Duluth community. He .


    Brent A. Craft, 56, of Marysville, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home. Survivors include his father, Charles “Red” Craft of Blue Rapids; three children, James Craft of Marysville, Ashley Clay and husband Jeffrey of Blue Rapids, and Derik Craft of Blue .

  • Voters approve increase of USD 383’s taxing authority

    Voters on Tuesday agreed to increase USD 383’s taxing authority by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo said the preliminary tally for the mail ballot election, which ended at noon on Tuesday, was 5,581 votes, or 64 percent, in .

  • Four K-State football game times announced

    A nationally-televised November tilt against Baylor and two early-season home contests highlighted four of Kansas State’s game times announced by the Big 12 and its television partners Monday. The Wildcats’ Sept. 5 season opener against South Dakota will be broadcast exclusively .

  • Brad Hill baseball camps announced

    K-State baseball head coach Brad Hill has announced several camp dates for this summer, including two Junior Wildcat Camps and two High School Select Camps. The pair of Junior Wildcat Camps will be in June at Tointon Family Stadium, with .

  • Sting takes first

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place last weekend. Sydney Bannister pitched the first game in pool play, striking out two with no walks — allowing no runs and just three hits to get the 4.

  • Monarchs play in Lincoln

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs fastpitch softball team played in the Pitch for the Cure Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. The Monarchs began play on Saturday with a 12-0 loss to the Omaha Inferno Echoes. Abigail Chainey had the only .

  • K-State track and field teams remain in Top 25

    The K-State track and field men’s and women’s squads both remained in the national Top 25 in the final set of USTFCCCA Team Rankings before the NCAA Championships on June 10-13. Announced Monday, the men and women rank No. 23 .

  • K-State golfers set for a busy summer

    Highlighted by a tournament victory by sophomore-to-be Trent Evans, K-State men’s golfers have started off the summer on the right foot in various tournaments across the nation. Evans captured the Inaugural Konza Prairie Amateur Championship last weekend at Colbert .

  • 3 Indians named All-League

    The Manhattan High softball team finished with three players on the all-Centennial League softball teams. Outfielder Savannah Thaemert made the league’s first team, while infielders Lindsey Hageman and Kenzie Smith both made the second team. Manhattan finished its season .


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