Wednesday, July 29, 2015


  • Equestrian | July 20, 2015

    K-State still ditching equestrian despite NCAA developments

    Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development. The decision to cut the program re-emerged after the Waco, Texas-based National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on its website Thursday that the NCAA

  • Football | July 20, 2015

    K-State has four-man race at QB

    Big 12 media days foo kind

    DALLAS — Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is no closer to naming a starting quarterback today than he was at the end of spring practice. After a month of practices and a less-than-spectacular showing from the three presumed frontrunners in the spring game last April,

  • Local |Business | July 19, 2015

    After slow start, Cajun festival reaches boiling point


    The first step in organizing a Bayou Gator Crawfest should probably be to make sure there’s alligator and crawfish for people to eat. During the festival’s first few hours Saturday, that wasn’t the case. Disappointed visitors sat in the sun at rows

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 19, 2015

    County to use new alert system

    Riley County will start using a new emergency communication system later this month to alert members of the community during emergencies or other critical events. County officials will switch from the current IRIS system to the Northeast Kansas Notification system, which is used by most

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 19, 2015

    Former Huelskamp staffer gets 1 year in prison in sex case

    DODGE CITY — A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. 1st District, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child sex case. Matthew Pennell was sentenced Friday in Ford County after admitting to two of the 17 child sexual exploitation counts

  • Local |Education | July 19, 2015

    New assistant superintendent settling in at USD 383


    Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 assistant superintendent Eric Reid has to remember to add a zero while learning his new job. Reid, who assumed his duties July 1 replacing former associate superintendent Robert Seymour,was previously the superintendent of USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Genesco in Ellsworth, with about 600 students in the district.

  • Football | July 19, 2015

    Finney works to earn job with Steelers


    B.J. Finney came to Kansas State looking to earn his spot. It didn’t take long for the offensive lineman from Andale to make his mark, quickly earning a starting spot on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman and then starting every game

  • General Activities | July 19, 2015

    17ers open showcase with split


    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers split Friday and Saturday games to open the K-State Showcase tournament. The 17ers had the bats swinging Friday afternoon against Natural Kimberling, winning 13-4. But Saturday inside Tointon Family Stadium, the 17ers were unable to overcome a poor start

  • Obituaries | July 19, 2015


    Feryl Minda Mensch, 91, a lifelong resident of Wamego, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Feryl was born Oct. 7, 1923. She was the daughter of Earl James Koenig and Mae (Craige) Koenig. She attended Wamego Elementary, Wamego

  • Obituaries | July 19, 2015


    Geraldine H. George, 96, of Syracuse, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital. She had been residing in Wamego for a short time and had previously lived in Bullhead City, Arizona following retirement. The family provided some of the following information. Geraldine was born July 11, 1919 in

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