Monday, October 5, 2015


  • Obituaries | September 29, 2015


    Melvin G. Suther, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Manhattan. Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Frankfort. Mass of Christian

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2015


    Anna Fay Larson, 97, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Stonybrook Retirement Community. The family provided some of the following information. Anna Fay (Renfro) Larson was born in McAllister, Oklahoma, on Feb. 2, 1918, the daughter of the late Liza (Mosco) Renfro and Harvey Renfro.  She grew

  • Obituaries | September 29, 2015


    Joe Lee Zabel, 88, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at his daughter’s home near Fostoria. The family provided some of the following information. Joe was a lifelong resident of Westmoreland. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Westmoreland, the son of Cleveland and Ada (Cook) Zabel. 

  • Football | September 29, 2015

    Snyder: K-State improved during bye week

    After avoiding a near disaster against Louisiana Tech 10 days ago — needing three overtimes to win — the bye week seemed to come at just the right time for Kansas State. The bye week gave the Wildcats a chance to improve and get healthier after wrapping up

  • Men's Basketball | September 29, 2015

    Wildcats land 4-star swingman

    Kansas State got its first commitment in the 2016 class on Monday when small forward Xavier Sneed picked the Wildcats over a number of other offers. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound swingman from Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) is ranked No. 92 in the Rivals 150, and he is currently rated

  • Editorials | September 28, 2015

    A decent man, a so-so leader

    House Speaker John Boehner, who on Friday stunned Washington, D.C., with his announcement that he would leave Congress at the end of next month, is nothing if not conservative — a mainstream conservative with a solid grasp of reality. Yet he wasn’t conservative enough

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 28, 2015

    Hundreds gather at K-State for rare lunar event


    It’s not often the K-State physics department draws hundreds of students, citizens and families to the campus on a Sunday night. Then again, it’s also not often those guests have a chance see a lunar eclipse coincide with a supermoon. A full lunar

  • Local |Traffic | September 28, 2015

    County to raise Skyway speed

    The speed limit on Skyway Drive will soon increase by at least 10 mph. The Riley County Commission gave its input Monday about the upcoming change when the road switches from Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) property to county property. The speed limit on Skyway Drive

  • Arts, Leisure | September 28, 2015

    MAC’s production of ‘Shrek’ a charming spectacle


    This past Friday, opening night for the Manhattan Arts Center’s 2015-16 theater season, found the Grosh performance hall packed with patrons of all ages, predictably more than the usual number of toddlers among them. As their happy shrieks seemed to announce, the crowd was

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 28, 2015

    Teen riding for MS charity


    Manhattan High School junior Isabel Dritz rode her bike to school on Monday morning, just like she does most school days. Every morning and afternoon, she takes the 20-minute ride from Virginia Drive to the high school. “It’s a time where I can step

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