• Website replaces watch program

    The Riley County Police Department on Monday announced plans to replace Neighborhood Watch program with a social media website,  The current Neighborhood Watch program will end Dec. 31, and the RCPD will implement Nextdoor on Jan. 5, said Matt Droge, .

  • Man receives 30-month jail sentence in teen’s death

    A Leonardville man was sentenced on Monday for his role in the death of a Riley teen. Garrett Olson, 20, appeared Monday in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court. As part of a plea agreement, Olson will .

  • Landlord raises abandoned property issue at law board

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday discussed concerns with the Landlord Tenant Act raised in last month’s law board meeting.  The issue stems from a public comment by landlord Roger Seymour who said he had had .

  • Board to consider 1-year lease extension proposal

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will consider extending the lease for a building that houses its adult education programs. The issue will be brought to the board at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meeting. According to agenda information, ICON Investments, the owner .

  • Downed line leaves 3,800 without power

    An official at Westar Energy said 3,800 customers were without power Monday night after the wind took down a power line. Westar said the outage began just before 8 on Monday night and was concentrated near the campus of Kansas State University, .


    Darrell Dean Sharp, 87, of Council Grove, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove. The family provided the following information. He was born on Nov. 9, 1927, in Council Grove to Henry Edward Sharp and Zoe Eileen Cress-Sharp. His .


    Dorothy Schroth Hanson, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Cloud County Health Center in Concordia after a short illness. The family provided the following information. Dorothy was born on Christmas Day, 1924, in Beloit, the daughter of Fred J. and Margaret Specht .

  • MHS gets Great Bend rematch

    A season ago, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team lost just one regular-season game en route to an undefeated Centennial League title and a fourth-place finish at the Class 6A state tournament. The chance for redemption comes today when Great .


    James H. “Jim” Hamilton, 71, of Alma, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Stormont Vail Health Center, Topeka. The family provided the following information. Jim was born June 16, 1943, in Mountain View, Mo., the son of Lester and Myrtle (Reese) Hamilton. He served in .


    Laine Andrew Dean Goff, 13, of Clay Center, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Clay Center. The cause of death was not available as of press time. Survivors include his parents, Jason Goff and Melissa Goff of Clay Center; his mother, Becky Thurlow .


    Frederick Brimer Golladay, 86, of Manhattan, formerly of Belvue, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community. The family provided the following information. Fritz was born July 2, 1928, in rural Pottawatomie County, the son of Rufus L. and Dorothy Uhlrig Golladay.  .

  • Project transforms our downtown

    New residents and KSU students might find it hard to believe, but the Manhattan Marketplace was a wasteland not so many years ago. Some folks, uncertain about the debated development project’s success, wondered if Best Buy would ever have .


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