• Do lawmakers really think cutting education funding is good for Kansas?

    To the Editor: I have been watching the current efforts concerning education in the Kansas Legislature with a certain amount of incredulity. First of all, I do not understand where this distrust and dislike for teachers — all teachers — came from. .

  • ‘Sin’ taxes won’t generate much revenue

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax-generating proposals, specifically to increase tobacco and liquor taxes, give rise to a question about how logical this strategy is. Advocates for healthier lifestyles believe that these taxes will reduce use. Gov. Brownback .


    Beverly Jane Hays, 83, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Stoneybrook Assisted Living in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Feb. 28, 1931, in Brookfield, Mo. She was the daughter of Basil E. and Fay (Payne) Noland. .


    Alice Nichols, 90, a resident of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Alice was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1925. She was the daughter of Sophie and Yuri Rainich, where her father was teaching mathematics at John Hopkins University. Her .

  • Labor dept. investigating worker’s death

    The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his .

  • 7,000-plus watched Army listening session

    More than 7,000 people watched the Army listening session on Monday, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce claimed. The listening session was a chance for community members to tell Army officials why Fort Riley is important to the area. The .


    Jack A. Piper, 88, of St. George, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills-Collins Landing in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on April 14, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of James Barton and Hattie .

  • RCPD identifies Randolph man killed in accidental shooting

    Riley County police identified the victim of a shooting death on Monday as 46-year-old Steven Hoard of Randolph, according to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon. The RCPD responded to the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph around 1:20 a..

  • Homemade fireworks close overpass Tuesday

    A suspicious tube that contained homemade fireworks was removed from the overpass of Seth Child Road over Kimball Avenue on Tuesday morning. The RCPD and Manhattan Fire Department responded around 8:40 a.m. after someone saw the package in the road .


    Steven Charles Hoard, 46, of Randolph, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 14, 1968 in Concordia. He was the son of Dennis Charles and Carolyn Mae (Begnoche) Hoard. On .


    Marie Josephine Smith, 81, formerly of Petersburg, Neb., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb. The family provided some of the following information. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at St. John .

  • Police seize $171K worth of drugs

    Riley County police seized more than $171,000 worth of drug-related items and arrested four people last week while serving a series of search warrants. According to a press release issued by the Riley County Police Department, items seized include $51,000 in cash, 14 .


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