• Counties approve patch material for Belvue Bridge

    Commissioners from two counties agreed Monday to proceed with a new patching material for the Belvue Bridge — at least on a trial basis. Meeting in joint session Monday afternoon at Alma, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee County Commissioners continued a discussion of .

  • Judge reduces man’s bond in Ogden burglary case

    A judge granted lower bond on Tuesday for a man allegedly involved in an Ogden laundromat burglary. Douglas Carson, 32, appeared in Riley County Court via video stream from the Riley County Jail and was represented by his attorney Danielle Wingfield .

  • Group gives update on agritourism progress

    Monty Wedel, planning/special projects director, said that the Riley County Agritourism Task Force is making progress on proposed agritourism regulations. He told Riley County Commissioners on Thursday that the task force will need at least one more meeting before .

  • ‘The Boy Next Door’ cheap looking, implausible G.w.clift1

    In the movie “The Boy Next Door,” Jennifer Lopez (remember her?) stars as a teacher of Classics at a public high school. When you get over all that is unlikely in that statement, we’ll go on to other implausibilities .

  • Candidates deserve thanks for running

    It’s easy to take for granted something that happened earlier this week: A pool of well-qualified candidates filed to run for local offices in the Manhattan area. It’s very good, and those candidates are to be thanked for .

  • MHS girls ready for Mac Classic Gbb2.phatch

    Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knows his team will have its hands full as the defending champions this weekend in McPherson at the 20th annual Mid-America Classic. Coming in as the No. 3 seed, Manhattan (8-2, 4-2 Centennial) played .

  • Research: Nearly all home chefs contaminate food

    If you’re gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. Researchers at Kansas .

  • Denying climate change exists does not serve us well

    To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” .


    Vincent Elliott “Mike” Gillespie, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 7, 1928, in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Gillespie of the home; daughter, Kathryn Nell Gillespie Seltzer and .

  • KPERS cutbacks are costly

    Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to reduce payments to the state’s pension system undercuts the reforms he helped champion and would cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Surely there is a better way to pay for his tax cuts. In 2012, .


    Mary (Helton) Shaver, 90, of Wamego, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her home.  Private family services will be held a later date..


    The Rev. Merritt Max Wright, 94, of Topeka, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Emporia. He was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was the younger of two sons born to the Rev. Herbert Thomas and Eda Zeloa (Young) Wright. He grew .


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