Friday, July 3, 2015


  • Obituaries | June 26, 2015


    Rudolph A. Vopata, 90, of Marysville, died June 23, 2015, at Valley View Nursing Home in Junction City. The family provided some of the following information. Rudolph was born July 29, 1924, near Frankfort, to Rudolph and Barbara (Vesely) Vopata. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the 41

  • Local | June 25, 2015

    Stampede fans arrive early to snag favorite campsites


    With opening performances less than 24 hours away, Country Stampede fans were already setting up camp Wednesday evening in preparation for the weekend’s events. “We’re taking a three-day event and turning it into a six-day affair,” said Jeff Brake of Lee’s Summit, Missouri,

  • Local |Education | June 25, 2015

    Staff waiting on software to begin budget process

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board has yet to approve anticipated cuts for the USD 383 budget. During a meeting Wednesday evening, USD 383 business services director Lew Faust said to school board members that the district had been notified Tuesday that the state’s first budget workshop is

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 25, 2015

    Group to study RCPD’s proposed shooting range

    The Riley County Commission unanimously approved creating a working group Thursday to study a proposed Riley County Police Department shooting range and training facility. The range is proposed to move to 81 acres of county-owned land west of the intersection of Kientz and Henton roads that’

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 25, 2015

    Boyd on Highland: He’s got to go

    Riley County commissioner Bob Boyd advocated Thursday for Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, being voted out of office. “He’s gotta go,” Boyd said. “He’s got to go.” Boyd challenged Highland during an intergovernmental meeting Monday on why he supported a sales tax bill that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 25, 2015

    Junction City man leads police on 15-mile chase

    A man armed with a shotgun led police on a 15-mile chase from Geary County into a pasture in Dickinson County Wednesday morning. Police said Chris Charles Henington, 55, Junction City, was trying to gain entry to a residence on the 2800 block of West Lyons Creek

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 25, 2015

    Man in shooting case to get third attorney

    A Fort Riley man accused of voluntary manslaughter has parted ways with his second court-appointed attorney. Tierre Wall, 26, who has a Fort Riley address but is not a soldier, was arrested in connection to the March 10 shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley in Ogden after

  • General Activities | June 25, 2015

    Five share lead after one round at Classic

    After one day of play, five Adam’s Tour professional golfers sat tied in first place with a score of 3-under 69 at the Colbert Charity Classic on Wednesday. The tournament, which provides an annual opportunity for the Manhattan community to host a professional golf event,

  • Local |Education | June 25, 2015

    After 36 years, Seymour says goodbye to USD 383

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board said goodbye Wednesday evening to associate superintendent Robert Seymour, who is retiring after a 36-year career with USD 383. It was his last school board meeting. Superintendent Robert Shannon said Seymour has been a great problem-solver, counselor and leader. “Bob has been

  • Editorials | June 25, 2015

    Don’t charge for dumping yard waste

    Riley County commissioners would be smart to trash the idea of charging people for bringing their yard waste to the county dump. The county currently doesn’t charge individuals or government entities when they bring brush to the dump. That’s a longstanding practice. Commercial

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