Friday, February 12, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | April 14, 2014

    Air quality hot topic ar meeting

    In light of increased pasture burning during March and into this month, air quality was a topic of discussion during Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Both Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Orr provided information and suggestions

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 14, 2014

    Landon series to host former security advisor

    Thomas Donilon, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, will present the second Landon Lecture of the year Tuesday morning. The lecture is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Auditorium. Donilon held the national security advisor position from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to

  • Neighbors | April 14, 2014

    Local business owner uses personality, daughter for inspiration


    Dell Ann Upp has poured herself into her new business, Straight Upp Creative Studio. No, really. The concept, atmosphere and décor of Straight Upp, now entering its fifth week of operation, are reflections of Upp’s personality. “I think the people that know me

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 14, 2014

    Commissioners to choose mayor

    The Manhattan City Commission will select a new mayor during its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Mayor John Matta will step down as mayor after serving his one-year term. Traditionally, the new mayor would be the current mayor pro tem Wynn Butler.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Man dies in tractor rollover

    A Geary County man was killed Saturday in a tractor rollover accident. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department reported Larry Bliss, 77, sustained fatal injuries when his farm tractor rolled near 12998 Humboldt Creek Road. Deputies responded to the accident at about 9:30 p.m., according to an

  • Manhattan High School | April 14, 2014

    MHS golfers looking for state return

    With two tournaments under its belt, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team hasn’t dealt with particularly harsh weather conditions on tournament days, at least until today. The Indians were poised to host the Manhattan Invitational at the Manhattan Country Club, but snowy conditions, paired

  • April 14, 2014


    Ronald C. “Ron” Smith, 95, of Wamego, died Friday from congestive heart failure. The family provided some of the following information. Ron was born Nov. 21, 1918, to Cury and Florabel (Adkins) Smith in Hanford, Calif. Ron attended Kings River Grade School (eight grades but only four teachers),

  • Obituaries | April 14, 2014


    Grace V. Graham, 75, of Manhattan died Monday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on July 23, 1938, in Graham County in western Kansas, the daughter of Cecil and Bernice (James) O’Dell. She had been a Manhattan resident for the past 40 years.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Truck driver injured in rollover accident


    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.

  • Football | April 14, 2014

    Burton could make an impact in ’14

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    There was a decent amount of fanfare when Deante Burton made the choice to stay at home and play football for Kansas State. Burton came to K-State at a time when Chris Harper was on his way out, playing his final year before heading to

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