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    Larry Allen Olson, 67, of Manhattan, died Thursday, April 9, at Mercy Regional Health Center. His family provided some of the following information. Larry was the head women’s basketball coach making several national appearances and was honored twice as the Coach .


    Joseph Edwin Torneden, 59, of McFarland, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Joe was born June 5, 1955, in Wamego, the son of Jack and Patricia Fair Torneden.  He worked many years doing carpentry and construction, but his .

  • Speaker uses power-lifting to deliver anti-bullying message at Northview Steve1.phatch

    Powerlifter Steve Carrier likes to break things during presentations, but he would never tell students to break hearts. Carrier, a powerlifter, motivational speaker and holder of a Guinness World Record for breaking 34 baseball bats over his knee in less than .

  • 2 small dogs rescued from burning house Fire2.phatch

    Firefighters rescued at least two small dogs from a two-story house that caught fire Friday morning while the owners were at work. With firefighters on scene, smoke rolled out of windows from the basement, first and second floors shortly before 10 .

  • How many people won local seats as write-ins? Wonder1

    Q: How many people won local elections through the write-in process? A: Voters in Riley, Leonardville and Randolph elected five people to their city councils via write-in votes on Tuesday. Randolph voters also elected their mayor through the write-in process. .

  • County approves latest courthouse plan Courthouse.phatch

    Long-discussed plans to improve security at the Riley County Courthouse are moving forward, albeit at an incremental pace. County commissioners on Thursday approved the latest plan, which includes a cost estimate of $337,900 — up from a November estimate of $235,000. Commissioners expressed .

  • 1,240 people in Riley County signed up for Nextdoor so far

    The Riley County Police Department seems to have followed a national trend when it replaced its Neighborhood Watch program with Nextdoor, an online social networking site for neighbors. Of the 725 public agencies that use Nextdoor nationwide, more than 500 are associated .

  • Developing Scholars alumni celebrates program’s success by giving back

    Alumni from the Developing Scholars Program, Kansas State University’s long-standing undergraduate research program for underrepresented students, say they are grateful for the years they spent in research with university faculty while they were at the university — and that these .

  • Any member can add agenda items

    Any member of the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency can now add items to the board’s monthly agenda. The board voted unanimously to adopt the policy at a special meeting on Thursday. The policy will allow any law board .

  • Beta Alpha Psi helps provide books for Woodrow Wilson Elementary students

    The Kansas State University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honorary organization, partnered with accounting firm KPMG to provide more than $850 in books for students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Manhattan on Wednesday. Representatives from both Beta Alpha .


    Geraldine “Gerri” “Dene” Hasenbank, 65, of McFarland, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was a long-time resident of the area. She was born March 23, 1950, in Ulman, Missouri, the daughter of Fritz and Emma Davis Halderman. .

  • Can the Royals raise their game?

    Even before the Kansas City Royals opened the 2015 season by sweeping a division rival, it was easier this year than it has been for decades to get excited about the team’s prospects. For starters, the Royals didn’t end .


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