A couple thoughts on two recent events: —With the firing of Bo Pelini as the football coach at Nebraska, I can’t help but think of Frank Martin and Bill Snyder. Martin, because the parallels tell you something. And Snyder, because, well, it just reminds
Sophomore guard Marcus Foster has been named to the 50-player Watch List for the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T, which annually recognizes the top men’s Player of the Year. The award has been given out annually since 1969 by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The University of Nebraska has hired Mike Riley as its new head football coach, Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst announced Thursday. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, spanning two different tenures in Corvallis. Riley has led OSU to 93 wins
Bluemont Elementary fifth-graders on Tuesday got a tasteof what it’s like to be an engineer. The students worked on sending a pingpong ball in a Dixie cup carrier down a small zipline. The stipulation? The students had to figure out how to get the
City commissioners Karen McCulloh and Usha Reddi on Tuesday talked about frustration with their treatment as women on the commission. “I’m quite frankly fed up with being treated like a third-rate citizen on this commission,” McCulloh said during the commission’s regular weekly meeting. “
The Manhattan City Commission Tuesday expressed its desire to see a roundabout at the West Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive intersection. The commission continued its discussion from an Oct. 21 meeting about improvements to the stretch of Anderson Avenue between Kimball Avenue/Scenic Drive and Anneberg
The Kansas Farm Bureau elected new officers and a board of directors Tuesday. Richard Felts of Montgomery County, near the city of Liberty, was elected president after the retirement of Steve Baccus, who had led the organization for the past 12 years. Felts had previously served
A few passersby looked with curious eyes Tuesday night at a silent, mostly black crowd. The crowd of around 50 gathered on behalf of the Kansas State University Black Student Union (BSU) at Bosco Plaza. The silence was much different than protests seen in Ferguson, Mo.
Two preliminary hearings were set Tuesday for a man facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in two separate cases. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B., appeared in Riley County District Court with his attorney, Larry McRell, via webcam from Riley County Jail.
The Manhattan City Commission sent the Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building proposal back to the city planning board on Tuesday. The move came after the commission was deadlocked on a 2-2 vote to approve rezoning the area into a planned unit development. Commissioner Rich
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