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  • Minor injury in fire at KSU’s Willard Hall

    One person received a minor hand injury after a fire broke out at 3:23 p.m. Sunday at K-State’s Willard Hall, 1211 Campus Drive. The fire started after an acetylene torch head malfunctioned. When crews arrived, they found the torch on .

  • Collins: Expect more burning in next 2 weeks

    Area residents should expect an increased amount of burning over the next two weeks. Emergency Management director Pat Collins said Monday at the Riley County Commission meeting that there’s little to be done about smoke in the air. “This .

  • Commission gives Fehr 3.9% raise for 2015

    Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr received a 3.9-percent raise last month. The raise is retroactive to the first pay period of 2015. The term of the agreement is open ended. Fehr’s base salary was increased to $141,000 from $135,653.28, reflecting a 1.7-percent .

  • Soldier accused of child rape pleads not guilty

    A Fort Riley soldier who is accused of raping a child pleaded not guilty to his charges Monday morning in Riley County District Court. Staff Sgt. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, pleaded not guilty to rape of a child and indecent liberties .

  • SpringDance diverse in style, fun to watch G.w.clift1

    It made sense to have physicist Amit Chakrabarti provide a brief and descriptive introduction to “The Crystal Ballet,” the last piece in last weekend’s spring recital of K-State’s Dance program. SpringDance is always produced in McCain Auditorium, always .

  • Legislators’ candor, wisdom refreshing

    It’s too bad the Kansas Legislature doesn’t better reflect the views of its Manhattan-area members. A bigger dose of moderate wisdom — and candor of the sort evident Saturday — would be good for this state, which has been in .

  • Sequestration battle isn’t over

    The long awaited listening session is over with 1,000-plus people in actual attendance. Both military and civilian leadership had an opportunity to share with the Army leadership the importance of maintaining a strong Fort Riley. There was a long sigh .

  • Mandatory voting might resolve voter suppression

    To the Editor: Like pretty much everyone I talk to, I have serious reservations about mandatory voting. There are lots of good reasons NOT to mandate voting.  But then I think… would mandatory voting put an end to all .

  • Butler is ‘fiscally frugal, progressively prudent’

    To the Editor: Wynn Butler has done an outstanding job as mayor and city commissioner. Few commissioners have ever handled this position with as much pro-fessionalism, knowledge and sense of fairness as Wynn Butler. Wynn uses a fiscally frugal, progressively .

  • Morse knows our city and how to work with others

    To the Editor: When we founded the English Language Program at K-State in 1986, we first came under the administrative umbrella of Continuing Education. It was there that I met Linda Morse, who served as our registrar. She impressed me with .

  • Ball has characteristics vital for a city commissioner

    To the Editor: There are four things I must have in a city commissioner: integrity, experience and involvement and the time to devote to studying complex issues. John Ball has all four. John Ball gets my vote. Go to JohnBallKs..


    Caroline Margaret Anna Ramsey, 99, of Salina, died Friday, March 27, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Feb. 21, 1916, the eldest of five children to William and Edith Ludeke in Avoca, Nebraska. In 1942, she married Mark Dorsey Ramsey .


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