• Local |Fort Riley | May 21, 2014

    Army’s M4s being upgraded to M4A1s

    Officials from Program Executive Office Soldier visited the 1st Infantry Division on Wednesday to observe the conversion of previously fielded M4 carbine guns to the M4A1 configuration. Big Red One units are the first to have their M4s upgraded as part of the

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Linus S. Lauer, 89, died peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2014. The family provided the following information. He was born in Blaine on June 11, 1924, to Martha (Hemmen) and Antone P. Lauer.  He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1942.  He attended Wichita Business College and was an

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Lawrence “Larry” E. Eckart, 75, of Wamego died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Wamego Health Center. The family provided the following information. Larry was born March 20, 1939, in Wamego, the son of Albert J. and Marie C. (Ebert) Eckart. He grew up and attended schools in Wamego, graduating

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Robert E. “Bob” Walsh, 87, of Blue Rapids, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids. Survivors include his daughter Yolanda Walsh, Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; step-son Terry Baker and wife Mary Alice, Blue Rapids; a brother Bill Thomas, Waterville; two sisters,

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    Judith A. Richter, 58, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born November 21, 1955, in Council Grove,. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | May 21, 2014


    C. R. “Bud” Crabtree, 86, of Twin Falls, Idaho, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family provided the following information. Bud was born to William Clinton and Corda A. (Logsdon) Crabtree on April 19, 1928, in St. Joseph, Mo.  Bud married Doris Annora Yurth on June 11, 1949,

  • Area Schools | May 21, 2014

    Rock Creek softball defeats Riley County

    The Rock Creek softball team won their regional opener on Monday, beating Riley County 10-0 to advance to play Rossville in Rossville today in the regional semi-finals. With a win, the Mustangs would advance to a regional final, also tonight, for a shot at a

  • Football | May 21, 2014

    Tours of West Stadium Center available

    The West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be available for public tours this summer beginning June 2, K-State officials announced Tuesday. Fans will be able to visit the new 215,000 square-foot facility three days a week during the months of June and July with

  • Women's Basketball | May 21, 2014

    Currie trying to get Romero her release from K-State

    Leti romero.phatch

    According to the Kansas State student-athlete handbook, the decision of the appeals committee is final. Yet, Wednesday it was learned K-State athletic director John Currie has attempted to reverse the committee’s decision to deny women’s basketball player Leti Romero from obtaining a release

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 20, 2014

    Police investigating report of sexual assault in Ogden

    Riley County police on Tuesday afternoon were investigating a complaint of sexual assault in Ogden between two people who know each other. According to a report from public information officer Matthew Droge, no arrests had been made as of about 3 p.m. Ogden Elementary, meanwhile,

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