• Campbell gets 5-plus years in prison for pot robbery

    A judge sentenced on Tuesday morning a Manhattan man to 5 1/2 years in prison for using a handgun in a July marijuana robbery. Trey Campbell, 21, was found guilty by a jury on April 24 for one count of aggravated robbery and one .

  • Man accused of hitting bicyclist to stand trial in September

    A judge on Tuesday set a three-day jury trial for a Rossville man accused of causing the June death of a Manhattan bicyclist. Derik Kesler, 33, represented by Tom Lemon, of Topeka, will appear before a jury in Riley County District .

  • Enjoy slower pace while it lasts

    Though recent rains have caused their share of excitement, particularly for residents trying to dry out their basements, they haven’t been able to keep the annual calm from descending on our fair city. We refer, of course, to the .

  • Rock Creek softball headed back to state Rocksb color.phatch

    FLUSH — Six seniors on the Rock Creek softball team are ending their high school careers the way they started. For the third time in the past four years, the Mustangs are once again state bound. Rock Creek (15-6) will face .


    An informal celebration of life for Deidra (Blecha) Edwards, 58, has been scheduled.  Deidra died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Cuba. Please join the family to share memories and funny stories, and to celebrate the joy with family and friends of Deidra. .


    William R. “Bob” Rogers, Sr., 73, of Manhattan, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born July 12, 1941, in Manhattan and had been a lifetime area resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later .


    Omar Jay Pickett, 96, formerly of Greenleaf, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenleaf. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • Community gathers to remember soldiers’ sacrifice Memorial2.phatch

    Maj. Nate Crain at a Memorial Day service on Monday said all Americans have a responsibility to honor the memories of those who have died serving their country. Cloudy skies and rainy forecasts didn’t stop the American Legion’s .

  • City to start budget talks

    The Manhattan City Commission will begin 2016 budget discussions Tuesday during a work session. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The preliminary 2016 mill levy is 47.896 mills, an increase of 3.933 mills from the current year. A mill is $1 in .

  • Dianne Paukstelis takes delight in acting, pageant directing Neighbor2.phatch

    Dianne Paukstelis leads a triple life. Paukstelis works for the Kansas State College of Engineering as a project coordinator for the University Engineering Alliance by day. When duty calls, she’s an actress and pageant director by night, and also .

  • Indians hope for season-best effort at state Cole.phatch

    A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team put its best collective round of the season together at the Class 6A state meet in Topeka, turning in a third-place performance. With Tuesday’s trip to Hutchinson for the state .

  • Cameron: Royals still take 2 of 3 during soggy weekend Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY — The Royals refused to take a hint from the baseball gods. And paid the price for it. You’ll recall that the AL Central leaders received a massive dose of good fortune from Mother Nature Saturday night — an .


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