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  • Barrett guilty in 2008 murder

    A jury found a Leonardville man who stabbed a pest exterminator to death in 2008 guilty of reckless second-degree murder. Howard Barrett, 58, stood trial in Riley County District Court this week, six years after the killing of Thomas James, 48, in February .


    James G. Findley, 91, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at his home at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan from age related causes. Jim, son of the late William R. and Ruth Courtney (Gilmore) Findley, was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Sabetha and .

  • Students vote for Brownback

    As Gov. Sam Brownback held onto his office in Tuesday’s election, he also eked out a narrow victory among local schoolchildren. USD 383 students cast their ballots in the Kids Voting Kansas event earlier this week. It’s sponsored by .

  • Gay marriage ruling not likely to help local couple

    A local minister said the same-sex marriage benefits battle is ongoing even if Kansas’ constitutional ban is lifted. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction that will stop the state from enforcing its constitutional ban on same-sex .


    A program for Mrs. Beach will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. People will then go to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art for the celebration of life..

  • Konza Prairie gets $6.76 million grant

    Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, program is a research and .


    Diane Eileen Concelmo, 61, died at her home in Archer, Fla., on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after a long illness. Diane was born in Perry, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1953. She was married to Robert Concelmo on Oct. 5, 1985. Surviving are her husband Robert Concelmo and .

  • Commission seeks input for public building panel

    Members of the public can voice their opinions to Riley County commissioners on a proposed Public Building Commission next week. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the lecture hall at the Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters, 2000 Denison Ave. .

  • Board approves higher facility use fees

    Booking an an area school for outside events will cost slightly more starting next month. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved on Wednesday an increase in facility use fees for non-school youth activities and community events. The board also approved .

  • How was Sherow able to run for office as a K-State employee? Wonder1

    Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in .

  • Burns answers with big plays Burnscolor.phatch

    The life of a cornerback can be rough. Just ask Morgan Burns. At times this season, teams have unabashedly looked his way in the passing game and tried to pick on him, especially on deep routes. Though Burns is one .

  • No. 22 K-State loses first road match of the season

    AMES, Iowa — The 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team lost its first true road match of the season Wednesday night, as the Wildcats fell at Iowa State (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) in Hilton Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-4, 7-3 Big 12) had won seven .


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