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  • Local |Kansas State University | August 12, 2014

    ‘Plum’ of an internship experience

    An island vacation is a dream for many college students, but it doesn’t usually require permission from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. That’s exactly what happened for Rachael Gortowski, Rockford, Illinois, a third-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at

  • August 12, 2014


    Debra K. Snyder, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Debra was born on Feb. 2, 1952, in Manhattan, the daughter of George C. and Dorothy (Lelievre) Mayer.  She graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1970 and

  • Obituaries | August 12, 2014


    Sherian A. Staten, 74, of Keats, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at her home in Keats. The family provided the following information. Sherian was born on Nov. 10, 1939, in Abilene, the daughter of Alto “Bus” M. Sowell and Maybelle A. Padgett Sowell.  She moved to Manhattan as a

  • Football | August 12, 2014

    Truman continues walk-on success for Wildcats

    Jonathan Truman did things the hard way. From the day he stepped on campus, Truman’s earned everything he’s been given. He started out as a special teams specialist, known for his workout habits. And now, going into his senior year, he’s a

  • Men's Basketball | August 12, 2014

    Sunflower Showdown to air on Big Monday

    In what has become a staple of ESPN programming, the Sunflower Showdown between Kansas State and Kansas will once again air on its signature telecast, as the Big 12 and ESPN announced its Big Monday pairings on Monday afternoon. The long-standing rivalry, which dates back to 1907,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 12, 2014

    Babysitter, 4 children escape fire in Ogden

    A babysitter and four children escaped unharmed when a fire broke out inside an Ogden double-wide mobile home Monday afternoon. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the residence at 212 Ninth St. Crews began leaving the scene

  • Local |Government & Politics | August 11, 2014

    County finalizes primary vote count

    Riley County commissioners approved primary election ballot counts, and the final results were expected to be posted late Monday. Jolene Keck, the Riley County election supervisor, updated commissioners about this year’s election. Keck said 5,609 ballots were cast. Of those, 5,601 were counted. Keck said that

  • Neighbors | August 11, 2014

    Knopp reflects on long career of helping people in transition


    Monday morning was the start of a new era in Nancy Knopp’s life. Knopp finished her final days as the director of care management at Mercy Regional Health Center last week after 26 years of working at the hospital. “It does feel really strange to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | August 11, 2014

    Nichols to stand trial for JC murder charge

    JUNCTION CITY – Anthony Nichols will stand trial in Geary County District Court for a September 2013 murder in Junction City. At an arraignment hearing on Monday, District Judge Maritza Segarra entered not guilty pleas for the 34-year-old man from Kansas City, Kan., to counts of first-degree

  • Editorials | August 11, 2014

    It’s not football season quite yet

    The United States is launching air strikes in northern Iraq, the record Ebola outbreak threatens to spread from West Africa, Russia is still trying to rule Ukraine and the Israelis and Palestinians seem to be waiting for each other to break the latest cease-fire. Area

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