J. Dee Johns, 77, of Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. The family provided the following information. J. Dee will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Condolences will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 10 a..

  • Wildcats, Cyclones set for early Big 12 clash

    Kansas State understands all too well how it feels to be Iowa State right now. It was just last year when the Wildcats lost their home opener to FCS foe North Dakota State, a loss that sent K-State careening off .

  • Topeka man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Dollar General

    A Topeka man in federal court on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two businesses earlier this year, including a Dollar General in Manhattan. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Christopher Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty .

  • Man injured in Pott County semi accident

    WHEATON – A Wheaton man was injured Tuesday morning after the semitrailer he was driving rolled on Kansas highway 16 in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Michael Hart, 36, was driving a 2004 Freightliner, which was pulling a 2013 Bulk Trailer, on Railroad .

  • Officials at odds about air quality monitor shutoff

    Internal disagreement between Kansas State University and Konza Prairie officials took place before a decision was made to shut off the prairie’s air quality monitor more than a year ago. This information comes via email conversations obtained by The .

  • City, county, school combine for 1-mill increase

    Property taxes will increase just shy of 1 mill next year for residents of Riley County, Manhattan and USD 383. The three largest local governing bodies earlier this month completed their budgets for the 2015 year, and combined, taxes are set to go .

  • Holmes’ hearing pushed to Friday

    The preliminary hearing for an Ogden man accused of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary has been pushed back to Friday morning. Timothy Holmes, 43, faces two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary for entering an Ogden apartment .

  • Buses on school board’s agenda

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board will review a recommendation to purchase six buses to replace aging units that failed a recent inspection. USD 383 transportation director Doug Messer is scheduled to bring the issue before the board, which meets at 6:30 p.m. .

  • Kentucky native brings passion for stage to Wamego Neighbor.phatch

    Heather Branham Green left her long-time home in Kentucky for the middle of the country and found Columbian Theatre, a place she’s been charged to help maintain as the vibrant staple Wamego loves. She moved to Kansas two years .

  • Arraignment postponed for May shooting suspect

    The arraignment hearing for a man charged with aggravated battery stemming from a shooting at a Manhattan convenience store was postponed on Tuesday because of a scheduling gaffe. Though Daeshawn Bryant, 18, showed up for the hearing in Riley County District .

  • Suspect enters plea agreements

    Jerred Snyder won’t stand trial after all. The 30-year-old Manhattan man was scheduled to have a jury hear both his pending cases in October, but he reached plea agreements in the cases last week. Snyder faced kidnapping and robbery .

  • What’s North Korea up to this time?

    No sooner did CNN report that it was given access to three Americans being held in North Korea than many Americans began thinking they had seen this movie before. North Korea was up to its cloak-and-dagger best, leading a CNN .


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