Thursday, September 3, 2015


  • Men's Basketball | January 07, 2014

    Wildcats defeat TCU, 65-47

    FORT WORTH — The Kansas State men’s basketball team ran its winning streak to 10 games on Tuesday with a 65-47 win over TCU in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Wildcats (12-3) led 31-21 at the half, and after the Horned Frogs cut the lead to three points

  • January 07, 2014

    City commission endorses levee raise

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an endorsement letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a plan that will raise the levee to what it was originally designed to withstand during a flood. They also voted 5-0 to approve all the items on

  • Local |Business | January 07, 2014

    Outage leaves thousands in cold

    Thousands of Manhattan residents endured a stretch without power Monday night because of a Westar equipment failure. Westar Energy spokesperson Shane Batchelder said that 1,462 customers — business and residential — lost power in the north and northwest part of town after a piece of equipment failed on

  • Local |Fort Riley | January 07, 2014

    DOD grants $16M to replace Fort Riley school

    The Department of Defense on Monday awarded the Geary County school district a $16 million federal grant to replace Fort Riley Elementary School. The planned building will address the capacity and facilities needs of the current school and will be able to acommodate 500 students. “These new

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 07, 2014

    Ruffled feathers over chickens

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County has no authority over chickens. That was the conclusion of county counselor John Watt Monday in response to a letter received by Pottawatomie county commissioners. The letter, written by a county resident, asked commissioners to do something about a neighbor’s chickens,

  • Local |Education | January 07, 2014

    Board to consider gun policy

    The USD 383 school board will consider loosening its stance on concealed weapons during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. A proposed board policy revision says that a handgun can be stored in an employee’s own locked vehicle on school

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | January 07, 2014

    Official: Nixing tax would cost county

    WESTMORELAND – Elimination of the mortgage registration tax in Kansas would cost Pottawatomie County about $1 million in revenue, register of deeds Betty Abitz told county commissioners Monday. Abitz briefed the commission on proposed legislation by the Kansas Bankers’ Association and Kansas Association of Realtors to have

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 07, 2014

    History professor leaves $400,000 to KSU in will

    A retired Kansas State University history professor’s will provided more than $400,000 for the university. The money from George Dent Wilcoxon, who died in 2012, will create two undergraduate scholarships in history and a fellowship for a graduate student in history. Both funds will be named

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    Charles John “Charlie” Levier, 77, of Wamego, died Saturday at Westy Community Care Center. He was born May 22, 1936 on the Potawatomi Reservation, where he was raised. He was the son of Cecelia (Aitkens) Levier and step-son of Joseph P. Levier. The family provided some of the

  • Obituaries | January 07, 2014


    David Eldon Bringle, 72, of St. George, died Sunday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was a long-time resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. David was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Parsons. He was raised by his adopted parents,

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