• MHS’ Fraley, Lei prep for state tennis tournament

    For the third year in a row, Manhattan High girls’ tennis players Kristen Fraley and Cathy Lei will end the year together at the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka. And much like every year, how the weekend will go .

  • The political threat to redbelly snake

    We doubt many Kansans have encountered redbelly snakes — in the wild or in zoos. There aren’t all that many of them. That helps explain why conservationists want the snakes, which are on the list of threatened species in Kansas, .

  • Worth the wait

    Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals, the 2014 American League champions. And congratulations to the team’s countless long-suffering fans, who at work, in sports bars and in living rooms in this community as well as in Kansas City, were thrilled .

  • Kansas’ future compromised

    Troubles in the Kansas budget have quite worrisome implications for our state’s future. Kansas revenue dropped precipitously after the implementation of dramatic tax policy changes, causing budget problems that already affect Kansas classrooms and other state services, but the .

  • Paid endorsement: Kobach has misused office; Schodorf will serve Kansans

    To the Editor: “There is real voter fraud going on in Kansas and across America. Ironically, the perpetrator is the Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach…” (Michael A. Smith,  Wichita Eagle, Oct. 9. Kobach created a new Kansas voting system .

  • Staff sheds tears of joy for Ogden Elementary’s Blue Ribbon

    Some Ogden Elementary faculty and staff shed happy tears as they were recognized by the Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday for being a National Blue Ribbon School. Ogden Elementary won Blue Ribbon status for closing achievement gaps in reading and .

  • Magic show, experiments part of local chemistry week events

    Kansas State University has several events planned to observe National Chemistry Week. National Chemistry Week, a week focused on how chemistry supports everyone and contributes to quality of life and the nation’s economy, is Oct. 19-25. It is an .

  • Spend more time picking health insurance, specialist says

    Consumers spend more time picking out a television than picking out health insurance - and that could be a costly mistake, says a Kansas State University community health specialist. “According to a recent consumer report, people spend about 15 minutes choosing .

  • WAYNE L. BAIROW

    Wayne L. Bairow, 78, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at his home following an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 22, 1936, east of Westmoreland, the son of William F. and Viola Repp Bairow. Wayne was a farmer along with raising cattle. .

  • Hog-kissing fundraiser for Meadowlark, Pumpkin Patch craft fair

    With October halfway over, fall is in the air. And with it, comes fall-themed events.  The Meadowlark Hills Foundation and Cox Cares presents HOGtoberfest, a benefit for the Meadowlark Hills Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund. Enjoy $2 pork sliders through 9 .

  • No. 25 K-State handles TCU

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The 25th-ranked Kansas State volleyball team extended its conference winning streak to four matches on Wednesday, as the Wildcats eased to a 3-0 sweep of TCU (25-18, 25-21, 25-21) at the University Recreation Center. The Wildcats (17-2, 4.

  • Manhattan Catholic leaders respond to Vatican document on accepting gays

    Local Catholic leaders gave some cautions to consider in response to a document the church released this week that seemed to indicate a shift in attitude toward gay people, divorced people and non-traditional families. Their caveats: It’s still a .





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