• Construction boom exceeds $50 million in 2014

    New construction in Pottawatomie County last year exceeded the $50 million level for only the fourth time in the last 17 years. “This is pretty substantial,” Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Since 1998, only three other years have been over $50 million.” .

  • Who would have foreseen this change in action movies? G.w.clift1

    Did anyone foresee this odd turn in action movie casting? Action heroes used to be played by physical specimens like Stallone, Schwarzenegger—even the hulking ex-football star John Wayne. They used to have super-human skills like Jackie Chan or unwavering .

  • Rediscovering Cervantes

    Whether Miguel de Cervantes — better known simply as Cervantes — is really the father of the modern novel or the honor should go to Daniel Defoe or another author is a fair subject for a literary debate. Either way, the recent .

  • Do Republican senators want another war?

    To the Editor: I’ve been aware for some time that Sen. Pat Roberts wasn’t the brightest kid on the block, but hadn’t realized stupidity was contagious and communicable. Those 47 fire-breathing Repub-lican senators who favor war over diplomacy .

  • Youth mowing clinic had plenty of help

    To the Editor: The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 10 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by the KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The clinic’s .

  • Morse offers variety of experiences

    To the Editor: Please vote for Linda Morse for City Commission. As contrasted with her opponents, Linda has years of experience working with Manhattan city services, including, but not limited to, urban planning, land use and flood mitigation. Her experiences .

  • TRACI LAWRENCE

    Traci Lawrence, 38, of Wamego, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a long illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Patricia Moreland. She is survived by her mother; son, Trenton Kent; and brother, Mark Lawrence. No memorial services have been planned .

  • VICTOR E. VANOVER

    Victor “Earl” Vanover, Sr., 68, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Earl was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Mountain City, Tennessee, to David Ambrose and Ellaree Vanover. In 1988, Earl married Chong Suk. Chong .

  • K-State women selected for WNIT Mittie.phatch

    The Kansas State women are headed back to the postseason, selected Monday night to play in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament and host Akron in the first round Thursday night. This will be the Wildcats’ first trip to the .

  • Cats begin road trip vs. Lumberjacks

    After playing its last eight games at home, the Kansas State baseball team will be heading out on the road for a week of games in Texas. First up, the Wildcats (10-9) will be headed to Stephen F. Austin (6-15) .

  • K-State women selected for WNIT

    The Kansas State women are headed back to the postseason, selected Monday night to play in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament and host Akron in the first round Thursday night. This will be the Wildcats’ first trip to the .

  • Centenarian reflects on life, 78 years of marriage Woelhof3.phatch

    LEONARDVILLE — When Donald “Butch” Woellhof started farming in the 1920s, he used a pair of mules named Jack and Jim. By the time he retired, he was using modern farm equipment. “I’ve never been anything but a farmer,” he .





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