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  • Fourth of July fireworks sales get underway after lots of prep Fireworks-1.phatch

    It takes a while for fireworks sellers to get ready. Nick Wiggins said workers spent 16 hours on Monday, from noon to 4 a.m., unloading boxes and setting up under his tent in the Westloop Shopping Center parking lot. He stayed .

  • County adds $49M in property valuation

    Pottawatomie County added nearly $49 million in appraised property valuation due to new construction over the past year. That’s the largest increase in six years, Appraiser Lois Schlegel told Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday. The appraised value of new construction is $48,682,980 .

  • Board to elect officers

    USD 383 Board of Education members will elect their newest officers Wednesday. The meeting will be the first of the district’s new fiscal year, which begins Tuesday. At the board’s last meeting, vice president Leah Fliter said she wanted .

  • Appeals court confirms sexual exploitation ruling

    The Kansas Court of Appeals last week affirmed a Riley County District Court opinion in a case involving a Manhattan man convicted in 2012 of sexual exploitation of a child. The district court sentenced Michael Combs to 32 months in prison with .

  • Disappointing, but not tragic

    It’s unfortunate that unless something dramatic happens, there will be no major Fourth of July fireworks show in Manhattan for the first time in years. It’s disappointing, but it’s not a tragedy. Folks who want to see .

  • Wildcat Creek conundrum

    For those of you who like word puzzles and problems, consider the following: We have a bathtub with a capacity of 150 gallons (yes, it’s a big tub; the old cast iron type with the “claw and ball” feet), and .

  • Enjoy holiday pancakes and help us help local youth

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan has held a Fourth of July Pancake Feed in conjunction with Thunder Over Manhattan and its predecessors for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, there will be no thunder Over Manhattan fire-works show .

  • Genealogical updates help people in family searches

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society has recently digitized its library card catalog. If you are interested in researching your family history, we have a wealth of resources for you. All our information is now searchable online on .

  • KSU, city prepare for Furniture Amnesty Day

    Preparations for the sixth Furniture Amnesty Day in Manhattan are underway and event organizer Lynda Bachelor says the day’s impact on the community continues to grow, involving more than 550 households and 1,000 individuals. “Each year we have seen an increase .

  • Dean receives national distinguished service award

    Virginia Moxley, dean and professor emeritus of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences on June 28 at ceremonies in St. Louis, Mo. Moxley was .

  • Barbara Wilson

    Barbara King Wilson, 97, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills-Wroten House in Manhattan. She was born to Thomas Laing King and Imo Blakestad King on May 20, 1917, in Topeka.  She was preceded in death by her husband J. Robert Wilson.&.

  • Big 12 introduces new logo, branding initiatives Brdslkpcmaaxxoz1

    The Big 12 Conference announced a new set of branding and identity standards — including its new logo — on Tuesday. “Today marks an exciting day for the future of the Big 12 and its member institutions,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby saidn a press .







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