• Austerity, not excess, is now the rule in Greece

    To the Editor: I appreciated reading the column Sunday by Dale R. Herspring on the problem of Greece’s debt. He certainly has a thorough understanding of the situation. However, there is a significant mistake in his article.  It .

  • BONNIE A. CARMEAN

    Bonnie Alaine Carmean, 92, of Alma, formerly of Mesa, Arizona, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the St. Marys Manor. The family provided some of the following information. Bonnie moved to Alma three years ago to be closer to her family. She .

  • CALVIN E. MUCKENTHALER

    Calvin Edward Muckenthaler, 83, of Wamego, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in McFarland, the son of Eugene H. and Anna .

  • SHIRLEY H. JOHNSON

    Shirley H. Johnson, 70, of Riley, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. She was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Greenville, Kentucky, the daughter of Boyce and Iva (Buchanan) Hocker. She was raised by her mother and step-father, .

  • Weber: Cats will be better

    To hear Kansas State coach Bruce Weber talk about it, one might think last year’s Wildcats were just a group of guys throwing around a basketball two nights a week. Maybe that’s not too far off though. Last .

  • Wildcats earn preseason recognition

    Ten Kansas State football players have earned preseason honors, as various college football magazines have released their Preseason All-America and All-Big 12 teams. Seniors Dante Barnett and Cody Whitehair both earned All-Big 12 accolades from all the major preseason publications, which includes .

  • Optimist Diamonds compete at Hitfest

    The 10-and-under Manhattan Optimist Diamonds softball team went 2-3 last week at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Lees Summit, Mo.  The Diamonds faced teams from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.  Meg Henry led the pitching efforts for the Diamonds with 23 .

  • Optimist Prime struggles in El Dorado

    Lack of hitting made for a short visit to the USSSA West State tournament last weekend in El Dorado for the Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team. The Wichita Elite beat the Prime 7-0 in the first game. Grace .

  • Optimist Sting takes second

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting went 8-3 to earn second place last weekend at the Summer Smash 18-and-under fastpitch tournament in Kansas City. The Sting — now 22-7 this season — won the first pool game Friday against the Southern Strike, 5-0. Sydney .

  • Moxie takes fourth at Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie claimed fourth place in the Summer Smash tournament in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie went 6-3 in the tournament. The Moxie opened the tournament with a 10-1 win over Emporia Energy on Friday night. Olivia .

  • Worker proposes brush fee hike

    Riley County Commissioners could consider raising fees for yard waste disposal at the county’s transfer station. The commissioners discussed the topic at a Monday meeting where they unanimously approved an annual review of the Riley County Solid Waste Management .

  • Official warns Stampeders to stay out of water

    Riley County EMS director Larry Couchman said Country Stampede participants should stay out of the water while at Tuttle Creek State Park this week for the festival. Because of recent flooding, the water is not safe, he said at a .





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