• Manhattan Catholic leaders respond to Vatican document on accepting gays

    Local Catholic leaders gave some cautions to consider in response to a document the church released this week that seemed to indicate a shift in attitude toward gay people, divorced people and non-traditional families. Their caveats: It’s still a .

  • Local firewood key to slowing beetleā€™s advance

    Though an invasive beetle hasn’t been found in Riley County, the Kansas Forest Service is urging residents to purchase firewood locally to help preserve area ash trees. “The emerald ash borer is a small, green, metallic beetle that was .

  • Man denied bail reduction in infant death

    A Fort Riley soldier charged with first-degree murder and child abuse was denied a request to reduce his bond. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court via webcam on Tuesday afternoon from the Riley County Jail. His attorney, Lora .

  • Pott County investigating string of thefts

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries, thefts and property damage reports in a string of incidents that began in June. According to a news release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, the crimes have .

  • Indians take 2nd at regional Kylie.phatch

    In what has become a regular occurrence each fall, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team will once again make a trip to the Class 6A state golf tournament next week. Tuesday’s meet was originally scheduled for Monday but was .

  • Indians take two of three on senior night Vball4.phatch

    The Manhattan High volleyball team wrapped up its regular season home slate by winning two out of three matches, as five Indians were honored at senior night Tuesday. “They’re a great group,” said Manhattan head coach Lisa Kinderknecht of .

  • MHS soccer drops road match at Wichita Northwest

    In what head coach Frank Alonso described as a playoff atmosphere, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team lost 2-1 to a tough Wichita Northwest squad Tuesday night. “The boys played tough and carried the game to Northwest the last 50 minutes,” .

  • K-State engineering team wins second international competition

    Architectural engineering students at Kansas State University are proving they know what it takes to make a building more comfortable and energy efficient by winning the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system selection category at ASHRAE’s international design competition for .


    James Allen Miller, 61, of Junction City,  died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The family provided the following information. James was born on Nov. 30, 1952 in Flagler, Colo., the son of Robert Maxwell and Betty (Grill) Miller. He was .


    Wayne E. Wachsnicht, 64, of Bllue Rapids, died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Karen, of the home, his mother Dorothy Wachsnicht of Westmoreland; a daughter, Amy Young and husband James of Westmoreland; three sons: Trent Wachsnicht and .

  • ‘The Judge’ doesn’t render decision on some mysteries G.w.clift1

    Here’s an example of the sort of mistake I made while watching the new movie “The Judge.” The title character, played by Robert Duval, is being tried for murder in a small town Indiana court. Defending him is his .

  • Review: ‘Dracula Untold’ action better fit for TV pilot Christopher.conner1

    Most moviegoers are familiar with the story of Vlad Dracul because of his name’s association with Bram Stoker’s book “Dracula” and more the 1992 movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” starring Gary Oldman as the original vampire. Twenty-two years after .


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