Friday, May 22, 2015


  • Manhattan High School | May 15, 2015

    Rural sweeps Indians on senior day


    As has been the case much of the season, the Manhattan High softball team needed a big hit Thursday. Facing Washburn Rural on senior day, the Indians had the beginnings of a rally brewing in each of the two games, but couldn’t keep them

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015


    Robert Henry Schmitz, 95, died Monday, May 11, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 24, 1919, to Nicholas and Anna Stover Schmitz in Beloit.  He married Helene A. Whitmer Nov. 25, 1948, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka. He is survived by his

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015


    Herbert E. Lind, 75, of Manhattan, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home after a 19-year battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. He was the son of Vance and Myrtle Lind of St. Paul, Nebraska, and grandson of Emil, “The Happy Swede”,

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015


    Dale Hawk, Jr., 93, of Colby, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. He was born June 27, 1921, to Loyal Dale Hawk and Lois Mallory Hawk, in Colby. He married Della Katherine (Katie) Larson Jan. 23, 1942. He was a retired partner of Hawk & Mallory Distributing.

  • Obituaries | May 15, 2015


    Jesse David “Skip” Smith, 59, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Via Christi hospital in Wichita. J.D. was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Manhattan to Cleo H. and Luella (Carlson) Smith. He is survived by brothers Max Smith, of Clay Center, and Brian Smith, of Falun; sisters Mickey Turnbull

  • Men's Basketball | May 15, 2015

    K-State men to host Ole Miss

    For the second time in three seasons, the Kansas State men’s basketball team will host Ole Miss as part of the third annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Wildcats will host the Rebels on Jan. 30, as the games move into the first half of the

  • Golf | May 15, 2015

    Cats’ Green tied for 13th at regional

    RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Kansas State men’s golfer Matt Green carded a 1-over-par 73 Thursday to sit in a tie for 13th place following the first round of the 2015 NCAA San Diego Regional at the par-72, 6,947-yard Farms Golf Club. Green entered the second round

  • Local |Business | May 14, 2015

    Online sales dent tax receipts

    Local sales tax receipts are up overall, but a drop in one category of goods has local leaders concerned. County treasurer Shilo Heger told Riley County commissioners Thursday that year-to-date sales tax receipts are up 4.48 percent from 2014, but noted a 74.83 percent year-to-year drop in sales

  • Local |Education |Business | May 14, 2015

    School board reverses decision to eliminate admin position


    A USD 383 administrator will have a job next year after the Manhattan-Ogden school board Wednesday rescinded notifying him of the district’s intent to not renew his contract. In a packed conference room full of teachers showing support for elementary education director Lucas Shivers, the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2015

    City’s request for RCPD cash in legal limbo

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board is waiting for a response from the Kansas Attorney General on whether the city of Manhattan can use the Riley County Police Department emergency reserve fund to cover a city shortfall. The city has requested using $500,000 from the

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