Saturday, November 28, 2015


  • Local |Education | November 19, 2015

    Board sets timeline to hire next super

    USD 383 plans to hire a new superintended in early 2016. The Manhattan-Ogden school board set a timeline to fill the position at its Wednesday meeting. The board will close the application window Jan. 4 and will hold interviews between Jan. 11 and 18. The timeline will allow the board

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    RCPD hopes task force improves response to mental health calls

    The Riley County Police Department has created a task force to respond more effectively to individuals suffering from mental illness. “We deal with mental health issues every day — in jail and on the streets,” RCPD assistant director John Doehling told Riley County commissioners Thursday. “We

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder in stabbing case

    A jury on Thursday convicted a Manhattan man of attempted first-degree murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend last November near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette Avenue. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, stabbed Stephanie Holden in the face, neck and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Arraignment set for Holiday in sexual battery case

    A Junction City orthopedic surgeon who previously practiced in Manhattan was bound over for arraignment and trial after a preliminary hearing for one charge of aggravated sexual battery Wednesday. Dr. Allan Holiday Jr. was arrested in July by Junction City Police Department officers after a 16

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2015

    Man in custody after showing guns at Harry’s

    A 38-year-old man armed with two handguns was taken into protective custody after a Tuesday altercation at Harry’s restaurant, but police said no crime report has been filed. Matthew Droge, public information officer for the Riley County Police Department, said the man reportedly began

  • Editorials | November 19, 2015

    Banning drug ads isn’t the answer

    The American Medical Association, which on Tuesday called for a ban on the direct advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices to consumers, isn’t likely to get one.  Nor should it. The ads are a form of commercial speech and as such are

  • Letters | November 19, 2015

    Rejecting Syrian refugees plays into terrorists’ hands

    To the Editor: The recent action of the Brownback administration to ban state agencies from helping to relocate Syrian refugees is short-sighted, wrong-headed, lacking in compassion and simply morally wrong. The refugees fleeing the chaos and death of the Syrian conflict are victims in desperate

  • Letters | November 19, 2015

    Community benefited from military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: During the recent military Veterans Appreciation Week (Nov. 9-13), veterans were able for the ninth time to display our group’s large amount of military memorabilia. This once again took place at the Riley County Service Center. Our display crew would like

  • Volleyball |Women's Basketball | November 19, 2015

    K-State sweeps ISU for 6th straight win


    Another match and another win for the Kansas State volleyball team on Wednesday night, as the Wildcats mowed down Iowa State in three games to earn their sixth straight win. The Wildcats defeated the Cyclones (25-23, 25-20 25-18) at Ahearn Field House to earn their 12

  • Men's Basketball | November 19, 2015

    Cats look to continue momentum vs. ‘Yotes

    Now two games into the season, it’s been so far so good for the Kansas State men’s basketball team. The Wildcats have gone from coach Bruce Weber having no expectations prior to the first exhibition game, to winning a close game against a

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