Wednesday, May 25, 2016


  • Obituaries | May 18, 2016


    Virginia Winifred (Obrecht) Popejoy Smith, 85, formerly of Junction City, died Friday, May 13, 2016 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. The family provided some of the following information. Virginia was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Mayetta, to Jacob and Dora (Willey) Obrecht. She moved to Junction City in 1983.

  • Obituaries | May 18, 2016


    Betty Elane Mazer, 76, Wamego, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Betty was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Scranton, Arkansas, the daughter of Guy and Mamie Walker Young.  Betty married Donald Mazer on April 30, 1959, in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | May 18, 2016


    Dan W. Upson, 86, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born July 30, 1929, in Hutchinson. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | May 18, 2016


    James M. Rhine, 90, of Manhattan, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. James was born May 25, 1925, in Manhattan, the son of Orin and Ruth (Smith) Rhine. He was united in marriage to Harriette “Jan” Yost

  • Football | May 18, 2016

    Currie thinks about Snyder future often

    During John Currie’s seven years at Kansas State, the status of football coach Bill Snyder has undoubtedly been the biggest question. Snyder returned to his position at the head of the Wildcat football program in 2009 a little more than five months before Currie came

  • Football | May 18, 2016

    Kill gets new chance with K-State


    Jerry Kill’s health forced him to step away from the occupation he loved. Now, he’ll get a chance at a fresh start that keeps him close to the game of football. Kansas State announced it hired the Kansas native and former Minnesota head

  • Pro Sports | May 18, 2016

    Orlando paces Royals to 8-4 win


    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The Royals’ plan in spring training was for Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson to platoon in right field. Orlando is making quite the case to play every day. The speedy Brazilian hit a two-run homer, a two-run single and a stand-up

  • Football | May 18, 2016

    Burns retires to pursue career in ministry

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    Eleven days after signing a rookie contract as an undrafted free agent, former Kansas State kick returner Morgan Burns retired from the NFL on Tuesday to pursue a career in ministry. The Titans placed Burns on the reserved/retired list Tuesday after his agent, Brandon

  • Local |Traffic | May 17, 2016

    With students gone, Manhattan gearing up for road projects

    Now that the majority of college students are gone, it’s construction season in Manhattan. The city has five road projects that will go through the summer. The largest of these projects is improvements for West Anderson Avenue, which has a timeline of late July

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 17, 2016

    Board sets RCPD budget at $20.3M

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday agreed to a $20.3 million 2017 budget for the Riley County Police Department, which represents an increase of nearly $550,000, or 2.8 percent. The department, which receives 80 percent of its funding from Manhattan and 20 percent from Riley County, is operating

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