• Board looks at increase in tax authority

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board could be sending out a mail-in ballot months from now seeking to raise the district’s budget authority. School board members began talking about the potential ballot measure to increase the district’s Local Option Budget (.

  • KSU student a finalist for Rhodes scholarship

    Kansas State University student Ross Allen, a senior in economics and philosophy and a minor in nonprofit leadership studies, has advanced to the final round of the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship competition. Allen, of Soldier, will interview Saturday, Nov. 22, in St. Louis, .

  • Clay Center man dies in apparent hit-and-run

    CLAY CENTER — A Clay Center man died after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run incident Friday morning. Joe Knitter, 83, was hit by a westbound vehicle on U.S. 24, a half-mile east of Clay Center at 6:19 a.m., .

  • Legislative conference focuses on funding

    Area legislators were reminded their votes in Topeka affect more than just the state’s budget at the Riley County Legislative Conference on Thursday. State funding — or the lack thereof — was the focus of discussion among Riley County commissioners, department .

  • ‘Nightcrawler’ may be more provoking than entertaining G.w.clift1

    The new movie “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, provokes enough questions that one has to wonder if it is more entertaining than it is provoking. It begins with what should be the protagonist of the year, the dweeb .

  • Space: still a civilian frontier

    Two explosions, one during the launch of an unmanned rocket in Virginia and the other aboard a craft being tested for space tourism in California, raise understandable questions about whether private companies are up to the challenges that space presents. .

  • Brownback coalition prevails

    The Republican coalition led by Gov. Sam Brownback prevailed with Kansas voters on Election Day. The governor fought off a fierce challenge from House Minority Leader Paul Davis and his running mate, Jill Docking. The Republican victory was aided by .


    Georganne F. Hiser, 89, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Specialty Select Hospital in Carrollton, Texas.  She was born in Dodge City on April 25, 1925, the daughter of Mae (Dooley) and George W. Fowler. Georganne grew up in Wilroads Gardens and moved in .


    E. Maxine Hinton, 85, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Manhattan, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Maxine was born April 28, 1929, in Clinton, Henry County, Mo. She was the daughter of William .


    Irene F. Irwin, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born on March 16, 1931, in Combine Creek, Bristol Bay, Alaska. She was the daughter of Alfred and Molly Withrow. She married Robert Walker .


    Alice Ann Thomas, 65, of Westmoreland, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Westmoreland. She was the daughter of William H. and Catherine Victoria “Kate” (Muller) Cravens. Alice graduated from Westmoreland High School. .

  • Boykin leading ramped-up TCU offense Boykincolor.phatch

    Trevone Boykin is proof of just how fast things can change in college football. A season ago, Boykin played everywhere on offense for the Horned Frogs, splitting time at quarterback, running back and receiver for a unit that ranked among .


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