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  • Police ask for $381K budget increase

    The Riley County Police Department proposed a 2016 budget draft to the Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday that calls for spending nearly 2 percent more next year. The draft calls for a budget of $19,763,753.98 in 2016, which is $381,000 more than the 2015 budget. .

  • ‘Do You Believe?’ plays like a soap opera G.w.clift1

    After the aesthetic and commercial success of last year’s “Heaven Is For Real” and 2013’s modestly-interesting comedy “Mom’s Night Out,” some movie-goers had reasons to hope. If these relatively explicitly Christian movies could be this well-made and entertaining, .

  • Board to consider moving Open Door

    Consolidating USD 383’s Adult Learning Center and Open Door programs would save about $15,000 for the district. The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider a one-year lease for the top floor of a building at 205 S. Fourth St., which is owned by .

  • Indians to count on youth this season Mollyfiser.phatch

    In each of the last two seasons, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team has been able to lean on a talented and large group of seniors to provide leadership to its young players. After a pair of early departures from .

  • Plan projects Manhattan growth to extend eastward

    Manhattan and its surrounding area are expected to grow rapidly in the next 20 years, and much of that growth will be eastward into Pottawatomie County. That’s the prediction of planners who presented the 2014 Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan on .

  • What kind of gas is best for my mower? Gash.phatch

    Q: I have been told that ethanol in gasoline is bad for small engines like lawn mowers, chainsaws and trimmers. Where can a person purchase gasoline without ethanol? A: Well, if we take your actual question first, ethanol-free gasoline is .

  • Soldier seeking plea in daughter’s death

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of murdering his infant daughter was granted a continuance for his arraignment on Monday. Alexander McConnell, an Army specialist, appeared in the custody of the Riley County Jail and was represented by his attorney Lora .

  • Israel’s interference is not welcome

    U.S. officials shouldn’t feign outrage that Israel spied on the negotiations involving the United States, several other nations and Iran over Iran’s nuclear weapons development. And Israel ought to stop denying that it spied — or gathered intelligence .

  • Help save ‘magical’ monarchs

    For decades, many people in Manhattan and up and down the Great Plains have enjoyed the migration of monarch butterflies. Most monarchs migrate from the northern Great Plains to the oyamel fir trees in the mountains of the Mexican states .

  • Researchers develop genetic map of world wheat varieties

    Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a complex, two-year study of the genomic diversity of wheat that creates an important foundation for future improvements in wheat around the world. Their work has produced the first haplotype map of .

  • Manhattan man killed in accident

    A Manhattan man died in a farm-related accident on Saturday after a tree fell on top of the tractor he was on. Ted Samuelson, 81, was pushing brush at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday on his family farm, southeast of Frankfort, when .

  • VELMA M. SIEVERS

    Velma Mae Sievers, 93, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Abilene Memorial Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Velma was born Sept. 22, 1921, to Robert John and Mae McWilliams Barnett on a farm southwest of Humboldt.  Because her dad rented .





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