Tuesday, May 5, 2015


  • Local |Education | May 28, 2013

    School changes name to honor retiring principal

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    USD 384 Blue Valley-Randolph Board of Education has changed the name of Olsburg Elementary to McCormick Elementary at its May 13 board meeting. The grade school holds kindergarten through fourth-grade classes in Olsburg. The school is named after Principal Jim McCormick, who retires June 1, after 36 years teaching

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Wildflowers galore at Konza

    The Kansas Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of species of native flowers and now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the show. On Sunday, the Konza Prairie Biological Station offers the opportunity to walk among the flowers

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 28, 2013

    Interim to lead KSU Geography Department

    Charles Martin can now remove the “interim” from his title as head of Kansas State University’s department of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. After a national search, Martin was selected for the job. “We had very strong interest in the department

  • Obituaries | May 28, 2013

    James Eyestone

    James Eyestone, 59, of Manhattan died Monday at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born Nov. 8, 1953, in Independence. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | May 28, 2013

    Cecilia Umscheid

    Cecilia Umscheid of Wamego died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan. Services are pending with Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later.

  • Food & Drink | May 28, 2013

    Fruity cakes make for light summer dessert

    When it comes to summer, heavy cakes aren’t exactly the go-to dessert. But with fruit such as strawberries and lemons in season, a lighter, fruity cake can be a delicious dessert stand-by. I recently had two occasions to test some of these cakes. Mother’

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Marysville business, homes hit hard


    MARYSVILLE — A tornado cut through a stretch of this city Monday night, affecting upwards of 40 homes and severely damaging several businesses. “As of this morning the numbers haven’t been confirmed because it was dark, but it is upwards of 40 homes that have been affected,”

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 28, 2013

    Ground broken for NBAF plant


    After a cloudy morning, the sun peeked out but didn’t fully arrive during the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) central utilities plant Tuesday. It could have been a metaphor for the process of getting NBAF to Manhattan. After the

  • Local | May 28, 2013

    Lambert to stand in for Annies at Stampede

    Miranda Lambert will be the Sunday headliner at Country Stampede this year after the Pistol Annies said they were unable to appear, Stampede officials announced Tuesday. The Pistol Annies announced that they are unable to appear for their scheduled tour dates in June because of

  • I Wonder | May 28, 2013

    Concealed gun applications up here, too


    Q: A record number of concealed-handgun permits have been applied for since the first of the year. I wonder how many of those applications have been received from persons in Riley County? In Manhattan?

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