• Commission blames RCPD for budget increase

    A city commissioner on the Riley County Police Department law board expressed concern Tuesday about the effect of its budget. The Manhattan City Commission began 2016 budget discussions Tuesday with a work session. The preliminary 2016 budget is $138.3 million, an increase of .

  • Pat Roberts hails NBAF ahead of groundbreaking ceremony

    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defence Facility will make Manhattan the anchor of the animal health field. A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesdey marked the beginning of construction for the facility’s main .

  • Schulz honored for strengthening K-State’s bond with military Shultzaward.phatch

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz received a Military Order of the World Wars award Tuesday for his efforts to make the school military inclusive. “I think it’s exceptional that president Schulz personally is leading our effort to become .

  • Daycare owner’s sentencing delayed

    A former Manhattan daycare owner who was found guilty of aggravated battery and endangering a child had her sentencing delayed in Riley County Court on Tuesday. State prosecutors are still trying to determine the amount of restitution 23-year-old Lesa Heiman .

  • Manhattan speller advances at national bee

    In March, Ella Rosenkranz bested 46 other students in Topeka to reach this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. On Wednesday morning, Ella, an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, correctly spelled her first word — “samurai” — during the live competition. That’s .

  • Rescue team saves canoeists on Kansas River

    Rescue crews saved two stranded canoeists on the Kansas River on Sunday after they were unable to reach their intended boat ramp. At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two canoeists on .

  • Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbery

    A masked Manhattan man who stole an occupied vehicle in the HyVee parking lot was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison. Benjamin Abrams, 33, will serve 60 months for the Oct. 25 aggravated robbery where he used a gun to steal .

  • Mustangs rolling into state tourney

    WESTMORELAND — For many players on the Rock Creek baseball team, the state championship game is a familiar one. The Mustangs just played in the state basketball tournament this past March and are only a year removed from last year’s .

  • Indians 4th at state golf tournament

    Coming into Tuesday’s Class 6A state golf tournament in Hutchinson, Manhattan High boys’ coach Brad Ficke wanted his team to play relaxed and up to its potential. The Indians put forth one of its best efforts on the season, .

  • MHS soccer falls to Maize in quarterfinals

    While the Indians didn’t win them all, in each match this season leading up to Tuesday’s Class 6A quarterfinal, Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has felt his team was right in the mix. Tuesday’s season-ending .

  • Change will depend on Republicans

    A petition containing 38,000 signatures on some 3,600 pages sounds impressive, no matter what it’s for or against. But the one taking issue with Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies and that was taken to the Statehouse Friday didn’t have nearly .

  • We can’t expect others to always believe as we do

    To the Editor: In “Prometheus Rising,” Robert Anton Wilson talks a lot about belief systems. We all have them, we all believe things that may or may not be true. Most of what we believe is harmless. My opinion is .


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