• Area players named all-state by KBCA

    The Kansas basketball coaches association honored a few area players in its yearly all-state teams this week. Earning first team honors were Wamego’s Lanie Page (Class 4A-DI), Valley Heights’ Sidney Blackburn (1A-DI) and Rock Creek’s Caron Becker (4A-DII). .

  • MHK United wins title

    Playing up one age group in the 12-and-under division, the U11 MHK United boys soccer team won the championship last weekend at the April Fool’s Futbol Festival in Lawrence.  MHK United went 2-1 in pool play with a 5.

  • Vanier named to NBAF position Vanier a1.phatch

    A K-State animal health leader has been chosen to engage local, regional and national stakeholders in the development of partnerships for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF. The Department of Homeland Security has selected Marty Vanier, the university’.

  • ‘Happy guy’ brings cheer to drive-thru Neighbor.phatch

    Scott McCune is the type of guy who gets recognized all over town. Sometimes it’s at the gas station. Other times it’s a bar. It’s not the sort of fame typically enjoyed by employees at fast food .

  • Riley school board hopefuls debate future bond issue

    The prospect of a future bond issue was the most contentious topic at a candidate forum Sunday for the Riley County USD 378 school board election. Seven of the 11 candidates on the ballot participated in the event. The previous USD 378 bond .

  • Varney’s offering unused space for lease Varneys.phatch

    Varney’s isn’t going anywhere, but it doesn’t need as much space anymore. The bookstore recently put up a sign advertising space for lease in its Aggieville store. Varney’s owner Steve Levin said the changing retail dynamic .

  • Minor injury in fire at KSU’s Willard Hall

    One person received a minor hand injury after a fire broke out at 3:23 p.m. Sunday at K-State’s Willard Hall, 1211 Campus Drive. The fire started after an acetylene torch head malfunctioned. When crews arrived, they found the torch on .

  • Collins: Expect more burning in next 2 weeks

    Area residents should expect an increased amount of burning over the next two weeks. Emergency Management director Pat Collins said Monday at the Riley County Commission meeting that there’s little to be done about smoke in the air. “This .

  • Commission gives Fehr 3.9% raise for 2015

    Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr received a 3.9-percent raise last month. The raise is retroactive to the first pay period of 2015. The term of the agreement is open ended. Fehr’s base salary was increased to $141,000 from $135,653.28, reflecting a 1.7-percent .

  • Soldier accused of child rape pleads not guilty

    A Fort Riley soldier who is accused of raping a child pleaded not guilty to his charges Monday morning in Riley County District Court. Staff Sgt. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, pleaded not guilty to rape of a child and indecent liberties .

  • SpringDance diverse in style, fun to watch G.w.clift1

    It made sense to have physicist Amit Chakrabarti provide a brief and descriptive introduction to “The Crystal Ballet,” the last piece in last weekend’s spring recital of K-State’s Dance program. SpringDance is always produced in McCain Auditorium, always .

  • Legislators’ candor, wisdom refreshing

    It’s too bad the Kansas Legislature doesn’t better reflect the views of its Manhattan-area members. A bigger dose of moderate wisdom — and candor of the sort evident Saturday — would be good for this state, which has been in .


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