• Former KSU coach headed to Sparks

    Brian Agler is very familiar with how talented the Los Angeles Sparks are, having coached against them for so many years. Now he’ll get a chance to lead them. Agler — who was the head women’s coach at Kansas .

  • ‘Unbroken’ proves more numbing than inspiring Christopher.conner

    The film adaptation of the book by Linda Hillenbrand and directed by Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken” follows the story of Louis Zamperini. Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) is the bombardier on a B-24 piloted by Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) in the Pacific during .

  • Heading in the right direction

    We’re delighted to learn that drug and alcohol abuse among middle- and high-school students is on the decline, and we hope the trend continues. We’d also like to believe that substance abuse is declining because more young people .

  • Crises create opportunities

    “You never let a serious crisis go to waste… It’s an opportunity to do things you think you couldn’t do before.” Rahm Emanuel, former Obama chief of staff. In American politics, major policy change comes in two ways. .

  • City weighing designs for downtown, Aggieville garages

    City commissioners at their meeting Tuesday will consider designs for new parking garages downtown and in Aggieville. The city in August entered into a design contract for $53,650 with the firm Bartlett and West to study sites for the potential structures, .

  • Drug contract to save $15,000

    Riley County commissioners agreed Monday to end the county’s agreement with Barry’s Drug Center, which has been the official provider of prescription drug services for inmates in the county jail since 2005. Instead, the county will agree with a .

  • Pastor helps women exit sex industry Neighbor.phatch

    Deb Kluttz has a sign printed on white paper, taped abover her desk, that says “love out loud.” Her love for the Lord and people are what motivate her each day, she says. “It’s hard to say you love .

  • Survey: Manhattan High state’s 37th best school

    Manhattan High School is one of the state’s best public schools, according to a recent study. The Niche 2015 Ranking of the “Best Public High Schools in Kansas” tabbed MHS as the 37th best, just above Lawrence High School and .

  • Man gets 5 years in prison for role in July robbery

    An Ogden man on Monday was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in an aggravated robbery last July. Timothy Holmes, 43, pleaded no contest to aggravated robbery and intimidation of a victim or witness. As part of his .


    Mary E. Dawson, 82, of Wamego, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Mary was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of John F. and Neola (Wands) Query. She attended schools in Oklahoma and graduated from Copan High School in 1950. After high school, she .

  • Ebola thrives, though alarm has quieted

    Miraculously, Ebola hasn’t turned out to be as deadly as public health officials feared. Last fall the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worried that by now there could be some 1.4 million cases of the virus. But .

  • Grants support beating of ‘global warming drum’

    Grants support beating of ‘global warming drum’ To the Editor: This is in response to the two letters to the editor Sunday from global warming practitioners. First, Mr. Hayes points to the NOAA showing that nine of the last 10 hottest .


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