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  • RCPD investigating death near Casement Road

    A man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening near the intersection of Casement and Barnes roads in Manhattan. Riley County Police officers responded to a welfare check at 6:25 p.m. and found the man’s vehicle on .

  • Police: Suspicious mail at hospital posed no threat

    Riley County Police officers investigated a suspicious piece of mail sent to Via Christi Hospital Monday, but ultimately determined it posed no threat. Police said staff members thought the item, a large envelope, was out of the norm and contacted .

  • Fireworks season intense but short

    Area residents needn’t check their calendars to know it’s fireworks season again; that became apparent when the tents started going up in parking lots and open spaces last week. We’re in for four days of loud noises .

  • Olsburg farm delightfully different from Parma, Italy

    To the Editor: My name is Alicia Carrillo Heredero. As an AFS exchange student from Parma, Italy, I have spent these past 10 months living with Todd, Sally, Rylee, Michael and Carlyn Olson in Olsburg. My life here was very different .

  • ‘Ted 2’ has little to offer the movie viewer G.w.clift1

    There must be four different replacements for jokes in the new sentimental and old-fashioned “Ted 2.” One, the most common, is the introduction of words that can’t be printed in a family newspaper. The characters curse, frequently and usually without .


    Marjorie Ann Hagemann, of Olpe, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Marge was born in Olpe on June 26, 1932, to John and Mildred (Morrow) Nuessen. She married Donald Hagemann on April 19, 1952. Marge is survived by her children, Gwen (Kevin) Tucker .

  • Wildcats compete in Jamaica, Oregon

    Kansas State’s Kim Williamson cleared 5-11.50 on her way to a second straight Jamaican National Senior Championships high jump title — while several other current Wildcat track and field athletes competed at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships — this .


    Mary Margaret O’Toole Hook, 70, of Marysville, died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Blue Rapids. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. July 1, 2015, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Marysville. A Christian Mass will .


    Ruby Blaske, 94, of Blue Rapids, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. She is survived by two sons, Fritz (Margaret) Blaske and Dick (Joyce) Blaske of Blue Rapids; two daughters, Betty (Don) Bohling of York, .

  • Stampede wraps up with Travis Tritt, mild temperatures Stampede1.mercury

    Grammy-winner Travis Tritt took the Stampede stage Sunday, closing out a festival marked by mild temperatures and very little rain. Tritt played to an audience that included lots of families and was predictably smaller than the Friday and Saturday night .

  • Booker gains time to review evidence

    TOPEKA — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia granted a .

  • EMS: Few injuries at festival

    The number of medical emergencies at this year’s Country Stampede was down slightly from last year, officials said Monday. The festival was a “very good event, from an EMS perspective,” Riley County director of emergency services Larry Couchman told .


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