Friday, November 27, 2015


  • Local |Government, Politics | April 16, 2014

    Butler named mayor

    Wynn Butler called the city’s increased debt “a little bit depressing” during his initial statements as mayor Tuesday. Commissioners selected Butler as mayor and Karen McCulloh as mayor pro tem during their regular meeting. Butler said the city debt grew from $238 million in April 2011

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Riley County Jail’s average occupancy at low point

    The inmate occupying cell F202 of the Riley County Jail stood close to the door, staring intently outside the window of his second-level, locked-tight living space. “You may think he’s looking at you,” corrections officer Shalondra Booker said as the six-member Riley County Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | April 16, 2014

    Jewish center shooting victim the mother of a K-State student

    The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Terri and Jim LaManno planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. But on Sunday, as Terri LaManno made her regular weekly visit to see her mother at an assisted living center in Overland Park she was caught

  • Columns | April 16, 2014

    Regents’ draft policy well done

    Dear Board of Regents: We write to offer strong support for the joint working group’s revision of the Kansas Board of Regents’ social media policy. The revised policy is laudable in several ways.   First, it recognizes the unique and fundamental duty of public universities

  • Letters | April 16, 2014

    Students also benefit from project to help others

    To the Editor: For several years I have been delighted to be the recipient of a grant allowing my students and me to provide some holiday cheer for the children at the Manhattan Area Transitional Shelter. This year, as in the past, our grant funds

  • Letters | April 16, 2014

    Sponsors, public helped MHS Fashion Show succeed

    To the Editor: Last Saturday, Manhattan High School’s National Honor Society hosted the first MHS Fashion Show. The show was a fundraiser for our group and had a twofold purpose. It was a way for MHS students to assist other MHS students with some

  • Manhattan High School | April 16, 2014

    MHS softball drops two at Rossville

    In one of the team’s few non-league contests of the year, the Manhattan High softball team traveled to Rossville Tuesday afternoon, but were swept in a doubleheader, 1-0 and 7-3. In the first game, Rossville got the only run it would need in the

  • Area Schools | April 16, 2014

    Falcons’ Vargo sisters sign at Washburn

    Riley County seniors Madison and Makayla Vargo have been playing basketball together as long as they can remember. Now, after officially signing to play on Wednesday morning to play basketball at Washburn, the twins are set to spend another four years together on the hardwood.

  • Manhattan High School | April 16, 2014

    Manhattan goes 11-1 to dominate home tennis quad


    Any time you can win 11 matches in a quadrangular tennis meet, it’s a good day. Hosting Marysville, Highland Park and Junction City at City Park on Tuesday afternoon, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team did just that, going 11-1 on the day while putting

  • Manhattan High School | April 16, 2014

    MHS soccer wins at Emporia, 6-0

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team got a win over the Emporia Spartans behind a big offensive night from Kelsey Schroll Tuesday. Schroll scored three goals in the game, all in the second half, to lead the Indians to a 6-0 win over the Spartans. “

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