• Nebraska names Riley new football coach

    The University of Nebraska has hired Mike Riley as its new head football coach, Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst announced Thursday. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, spanning two different tenures in Corvallis. Riley .

  • Fifth-graders learn about engineering with pingpong balls, Dixie cups, string Zip2.phatch

    Bluemont Elementary fifth-graders on Tuesday got a tasteof what it’s like to be an engineer. The students worked on sending a pingpong ball in a Dixie cup carrier down a small zipline. The stipulation? The students had to figure .

  • ‘Six old white men’ on board?

    City commissioners Karen McCulloh and Usha Reddi on Tuesday talked about frustration with their treatment as women on the commission. “I’m quite frankly fed up with being treated like a third-rate citizen on this commission,” McCulloh said during the .

  • Intersection improvement may include roundabout

    The Manhattan City Commission Tuesday expressed its desire to see a roundabout at the West Anderson Avenue and Scenic Drive intersection. The commission continued its discussion from an Oct. 21 meeting about improvements to the stretch of Anderson Avenue between Kimball .

  • Kansas Farm Bureau elects new president, board

    The Kansas Farm Bureau elected new officers and a board of directors Tuesday. Richard Felts of Montgomery County, near the city of Liberty, was elected president after the retirement of Steve Baccus, who had led the organization for the past 12 .

  • Black Student Union uses silence in protest Vigil.phatch

    A few passersby looked with curious eyes Tuesday night at a silent, mostly black crowd. The crowd of around 50 gathered on behalf of the Kansas State University Black Student Union (BSU) at Bosco Plaza. The silence was much different than .

  • Preliminary hearing set for man in stabbing incident

    Two preliminary hearings were set Tuesday for a man facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in two separate cases. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B., appeared in Riley County District Court with his attorney, Larry McRell, via .

  • Proposed apartments sent back to planning board

    The Manhattan City Commission sent the Islamic Center of Manhattan apartment building proposal back to the city planning board on Tuesday. The move came after the commission was deadlocked on a 2-2 vote to approve rezoning the area into a .

  • Judge appoints attorney for soldier in rape case

    A Fort Riley soldier, who was arrested in connection with a rape, was appointed a public defender Tuesday. Sean Wedgwood, 22, will be represented by Britain Stites, who was appointed by Judge William Malcolm in Riley County District Court. Wedgwood was .

  • MHS swim team opens season today

    Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter knows the difficulty of replacing a talent like Cameron Beauregard. Beauregard, who went on to Kalamazoo College to continue his swimming career, led Manhattan a season ago while placing eighth in the breast stroke .

  • MHS wrestling will feature young squad

    As the group prepares to open the season at Washburn Rural on Thursday, Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales could only think of one time his squad featured so many young athletes. The year was 2008, and those eight freshmen starters .

  • We could get used to gas at $2.49 a gallon

    A gallon of gas for less than $2.50! How about that? It’s exciting even if the price is just a tenth of a cent less than $2.50 and even if this is a temporary phenomenon. Millions of drivers of a certain .





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