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  • Commissioners formally adopt public building panel

    Riley County Commissioners signed a resolution Monday forming a public building commission, a panel that can approve county building projects without a public vote. No one publicly commented about the PBC at a Monday commission meeting, in contrast to protests .

  • Butler to resign from law board

    Mayor Wynn Butler plans to resign from his position on the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board at the Manhattan City Commission meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Butler’s planned resignation in a consent .


    Julia “Ellen” Travis, 95, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at the Frankfort Community Care Home in Frankfort. She was born on May 11, 1919, in Beattie and had been a longtime Manhattan area resident. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later .


    Lorna C. Stigge, 87, died on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She died from complications of a stroke. The family provided some of the following information. Lorna was born in the family home in the Linn-Palmer .

  • Chance to work with elephants drives student in competition Neighbor.phatch

    Elephants are Rebecca Roeder’s thing for reasons unknown. “They really always have been,” she said. “I don’t really have a definitive answer why.” Through years of study, the K-State student has learned about traits she likes in them. “.

  • State moves to seal evidence in soldier’s child porn arrest

    The state has filed a motion to seal an affidavit and sworn testimony of a Fort Riley soldier held on a $5 million bond. Staff Sgt. James Henning, 40, Junction City, was arrested Nov. 25 in connection with distributing child pornography. He faces .

  • Woman killed Sunday in Highway 24 accident

    A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 24. Angela Ressler, 48, of rural Manhattan was killed after being struck by a Ford pickup truck traveling east on U.S. 24. Ressler is believed to have been walking west in .

  • Spending bill necessary, flawed

    There’s plenty to take issue with in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress approved over the weekend, but the measure is not without merit. Most important, perhaps, is that members of both parties and both houses of Congress actually .

  • County shouldn’t remove voters from big decisions

    To the Editor: No way that Riley County commissioners should vote to form a public building commission! I do not want the building of large projects in Riley County to be decided by this public building commission. This is taxation .

  • Christmas spectacular, holiday concerts and more

    SUNDAY The Historic Columbian Theatre presents Christmas Spectacular: Toys Come Alive, 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Jump start your holiday season with this annual variety show. Written and directed by Heather Branham-Green. Dinner .

  • Speakers offer parting advice to K-State’s engineering grads Grad5.phatch

    With a turn of the tassel and a walk out of Bramlage Coliseum in caps and gowns on Friday and Saturday, more than 1,800 students became Kansas State University alumni at fall 2014 graduation. Manhattan was full of families and graduates in .

  • WHS cheerleader performs at Macy’s parade Whs cheer.phatch

    Brooke Ward was one of fewer than 1,000 high school cheerleaders from around the country chosen by the National Cheerleaders Association to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was held in New York last month. The Wamego High .


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