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  • Letters | March 11, 2014

    Patterson firing doesn’t fit KSU’s ‘family’ theme

    To the Editor: I cannot believe the firing of KSU women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson could be because of wins and losses over the past 18 years. Thank goodness our personal lives in health, success or lack thereof are not deter-mined by only a few

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 11, 2014

    Lewis running for second county commission term


    Riley County Commissioner Dave Lewis announced Tuesday that he is running for a second term. Lewis said he feels that he has been “effective” and “prudent” in office, and that he wants to “be able to continue to provide influence” on local, regional and statewide

  • Men's Basketball | March 11, 2014

    Foster earns his second All-Big 12 designation


    One day after earning All-Big 12 second-team honors from the league’s coaches, Kansas State freshman Marcus Foster was recognized for his season by the media. Foster was named to the second-team All-Big 12 team by the Associated Press, joining Kansas freshman Joel Embiid, Oklahoma State’s

  • Local |Business | March 10, 2014

    Business owners: Fake Patty’s relatively tame

    Local business owners said Saturday’s Fake Patty’s Day celebration turned out to be relatively tame compared with those in previous years. That sentiment was expressed in and outside of Aggieville. Rusty Wilson, the owner of Kite’s Grille & Bar, 615 N. 12th St.,

  • Local |Business | March 10, 2014

    Official: EMS stats a mixed bag

    Larry Couchman, director of emergency EMS services for Riley County, said the emergency response statistics from this year’s Fake Patty’s Day were better in some ways and worse in others. Overall, there were 45 calls for service Saturday with 31 one of them related to

  • March 10, 2014

    Man honored for his fast-talking ways


    For Jerry Pitney, auctioneering wasn’t just a profession, it was a passion. In January, the 75-year-old Wamego resident was given the highest honor possible in the Kansas Auctioneers Association. He was named to its Hall of Fame. “For me, myself, I never thought I’

  • Local |Business | March 10, 2014

    Library book sale raises $10,981

    Manhattan Public Library’s annual book sale raised $10,981 to buy new books and fund library programs, according to a press release. The annual sale took place Feb. 28-March 2 at the library, 629 Poyntz Ave. Patrons gathered to peruse many of the 100,000 used books — some donated and

  • Local |Government & Politics | March 10, 2014

    County approves bid for drainage structure

    The Riley County Commission on Monday approved a bid for a drainage structure for a ditch on Casement Road. The commissioners passed the bid for the ditch outfall structure, which allows for the discharge of water, for $334,189.01 by Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc. of Topeka

  • Obituaries | March 10, 2014


    Doris Jean Millsap, 87, died March 9, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Doris was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born Jan. 3, 1927 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., the first child of Cecil Harold Whitmer

  • Obituaries | March 10, 2014


    Glenda S. Sullins, 82, died Sunday March 9, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Medical Center, Topeka. She was born on Aug. 11, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Okla. A complete obituary and service information are pending and will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave.Manhattan, KS 66502.

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