• K-State SAE member reports attack

    A member of the K-State Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity says he was kicked in the shin and called a racist last week while he was walking on campus. Sophomore Eli Camp, a member of K-State’s SAE chapter, said he .

  • Manhattan commitment key to bypass, commission says

    Progress on a proposed northern alternative to U.S. Highway 24 is on hold until after the city elections in April. That’s when Pottawatomie County commissioners hope to meet with the new Manhattan City Commission to discuss a western terminus .

  • Study on divorced military parents seeks respondents

    A Kansas State University professor is investigating how divorced military parents communicate with former partners and children through technology. “While researchers have begun to look at the issue of divorce in the military — which is slightly higher than the general .

  • Can the noxious weed dept help me with dandelions? Wonder1

    Q: We moved here last year from the East Coast, and just discovered that the county has something called the noxious weed department. I suppose this isn’t strictly about weeds, but can these people help with the dandelions in .

  • Construction boom exceeds $50 million in 2014

    New construction in Pottawatomie County last year exceeded the $50 million level for only the fourth time in the last 17 years. “This is pretty substantial,” Appraiser Lois Schlegel told county commissioners Monday. “Since 1998, only three other years have been over $50 million.” .

  • Who would have foreseen this change in action movies? G.w.clift1

    Did anyone foresee this odd turn in action movie casting? Action heroes used to be played by physical specimens like Stallone, Schwarzenegger—even the hulking ex-football star John Wayne. They used to have super-human skills like Jackie Chan or unwavering .

  • Rediscovering Cervantes

    Whether Miguel de Cervantes — better known simply as Cervantes — is really the father of the modern novel or the honor should go to Daniel Defoe or another author is a fair subject for a literary debate. Either way, the recent .

  • Do Republican senators want another war?

    To the Editor: I’ve been aware for some time that Sen. Pat Roberts wasn’t the brightest kid on the block, but hadn’t realized stupidity was contagious and communicable. Those 47 fire-breathing Repub-lican senators who favor war over diplomacy .

  • Youth mowing clinic had plenty of help

    To the Editor: The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 10 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by the KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The clinic’s .

  • Morse offers variety of experiences

    To the Editor: Please vote for Linda Morse for City Commission. As contrasted with her opponents, Linda has years of experience working with Manhattan city services, including, but not limited to, urban planning, land use and flood mitigation. Her experiences .


    Traci Lawrence, 38, of Wamego, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a long illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Patricia Moreland. She is survived by her mother; son, Trenton Kent; and brother, Mark Lawrence. No memorial services have been planned .


    Victor “Earl” Vanover, Sr., 68, of Wamego, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Earl was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Mountain City, Tennessee, to David Ambrose and Ellaree Vanover. In 1988, Earl married Chong Suk. Chong .


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