Thursday, July 30, 2015



Lifestyle

  • Letters | July 21, 2015

    Organization takes new approach to ending poverty

    To the Editor: The level of poverty in Riley County is shocking. According to The State of the Family study performed by KSU and the Department for Children and Families, 17.7 percent of children in Manhattan live in poverty. That’s one in six children living

  • Movies | July 21, 2015

    ‘Minions’ enough of a diversion to keep most kids happy

    Christopher.conner1

    After two successful runs as supporting characters, this summer the cylindrical yellow creatures from the “Despicable Me” franchise have hit the big screen on their own in Universal Studios’ “Minions.” Delving into the origins of Gru’s helpful and accident prone horde of assistants, “Minions”

  • Letters | July 21, 2015

    Americans have options to costly poultry products

    To the Editor: The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered in the

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2015

    IVAN F. GROS

    Ivan F. Gros, 90, of Lewistown, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, in the Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center. The family provided some of the following information. Ivan died of natural causes. He was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Flush, the son of Peter and Louise (Umscheid) Gros. He received his

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2015

    BETTY RUTH ALBRIGHT

    Betty Ruth Albright, 83, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House. She was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Hermione, Texas. Complete obituary information will be announced at a later time by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Football | July 21, 2015

    Snyder: K-State has four-man race at QB

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    DALLAS — Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is no closer to naming a starting quarterback today than he was at the end of spring practice. After a month of practices and a less-than-spectacular showing from the three presumed frontrunners in the spring game last April,

  • Football | July 21, 2015

    Bowlsby, Big 12 getting over 2014 ending

    DALLAS — Without a doubt, the end of the 2014 season was a disappointment for the Big 12. When the regular season ended, there were six teams vying for four College Football Playoff spots, including TCU and Baylor. But the Big 12 was left out. “This year has been

  • Football | July 21, 2015

    Snyder in favor of conference expansion

    DALLAS — The Big 12 prides itself for being the one conference with a round-robin schedule that determines a champion without divisions and without a championship game. But Kansas State coach Bill Snyder still believes in the old way of doing things. While Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby

  • Football | July 21, 2015

    Beaty looking to fix Jayhawks

    DALLAS — David Beaty knows one of the biggest things he has to change about Kansas is how the team is viewed throughout the country. The Jayhawks have won just 11 games since 2010 and only three Big 12 games in that time. So as Beaty begins his first

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2015

    Westmoreland man arrested in shooting

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a Westmoreland man in connection with a shooting that injured two people early that morning. Travis Conder, 28, 110 S. Fourth St., in Westmoreland, was arrested for attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery. Pottawatomie County attorney Sherri


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