• Comprehensive plan nears adoption

    The Manhattan area’s updated comprehensive plan is going through the adoption phase after more than a year of work. The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and the Riley County Planning Board both unanimously passed adopting the Manhattan Area 2035 plan .

  • Koch gives $2.6M to Kansas State for diversity

    Wichita-based Koch Industries, one of the largest private companies in America, has announced a gift of $2,635,000 to Kansas State University. The gift will benefit many areas of the university and campus-wide programs, with the majority of the funds supporting diversity .

  • Kanasas Regents on ‘10 worst’ list for free speech

    A nonprofit educational foundation on Monday named the Kansas Board of Regents one of the 10 worst entities for free speech in 2014. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) deemed the KBOR a threat to free speech, citing the enactment .

  • Wildcat boys win sub-state opener, 50-38

    FRANKFORT — The Frankfort boys’ basketball team was never in any real danger of losing to Leavenworth-Immaculata in the second half of its Class 1A-Div. I sub-state quarterfinal Monday night. But the Wildcats never quite shook the Raiders, either. Frankfort led .

  • Frankfort girls’ rally falls short

    FRANKFORT — The Frankfort girls’ basketball team came out shooting on all cylinders in the first quarter of Monday night’s Class 1A-Div. I quarterfinal, but the hot start didn’t last in a 40-39 loss to Leavenworth-Immaculata. The Wildcats, seeded .

  • Everything works like it should in this ‘Rocky’-plot film G.w.clift1

    There can’t be any secret that Disney’s “McFarland, USA” is another movie using the basic plot familiar to us from the movie “Rocky.” Excuse me. From the movies “Rocky.” And from its half dozen annual followers concerning different .

  • Boehner must come through

    One hopes House Speaker John Boehner will do the right thing, even if it costs him his leadership position in the House of Representatives. That would be an act of statesmanship, and it is sorely needed. The most conservative House .

  • There is no good reason to disrespect Native Americans

    To the Editor: I have noticed in the past few months that some elected officials in this country have been highly disrespectful toward Native Americans. I have been subject to it in my small town. Also, I have followed news .

  • Riley Co. girls hang on, beat Rossville

    At Rossville, Riley County withstood the comeback efforts of the Bulldogs in Monday night’s Class 3A sub-state quarterfinal, winning on the road to advance to Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. game against top-seeded Silver Lake. The Falcons took a nine-point .


    Daniel Frederick Howe, 97, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Andover. The family provided some of the following information. Daniel was born to George W. and Joe Evaline Howe (Dodge) on Feb. 13, 1918, in a stone house 2.5 miles north of Stockdale. He grew up .


    Glenna Louise Germann Wilson, 91, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Glenna was born May 2, 1923, to G.F. and Blanche Clark Germann at Haven Hollow, the family farm north of Manhattan in .


    Boyd J. Bonzer, 96, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Stoney Brook Suites in Brookings, South Dakota. Boyd is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Hayter and her husband Richard of Manhattan, and Janis Anderson and her husband Vernon of Carrington, North Dakota; .


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