• February 22, 2014

    Cats comeback falls short at OU, 86-73

    NORMAN, Okla. — A halftime deficit was too much for the Kansas State men’s basketball team to overcome in an 86-73 loss at Oklahoma on Saturday. The loss marked the sixth straight loss on the road for the Wildcats (18-9, 8-6 Big 12), who were out

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Rep. Tom Phillips announces re-election campaign

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    State Rep. Tom Phillips, of Kansas’ 67th district, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House. Phillips’ term in the House began Feb. 1, 2012. He was chosen by a majority of Republican precint representatives to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Susan Mosier.

  • Manhattan High School | February 21, 2014

    Indians come up short against Highland Park boys

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team battled all night, but couldn’t get over the hump against Highland Park on the road Friday night, falling 54-44. The Indians cut the lead to two in the fourth quarter at 46-44, but couldn’t get the

  • Manhattan High School | February 21, 2014

    MHS girls beat scrappy Scots, 44-30

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team struggled to put the game away, but ultimately came out on top on the road against Highland Park, winning 44-30 Friday night. Darby Price had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Indians, with Caroline Ballard adding nine points and

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Clark steps down as FHRC head

    Bill Clark, executive director of the Flint Hills Regional Council, told Manhattan and Riley County officials on Thursday that he will move to a part-time role with the council. Clark said the council is restructuring its personnel due to the inability to afford the full

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | February 21, 2014

    What really happened with Coach Brooks?


    Q: Why did Tim Brooks really get forced out at Manhattan High? Surely it wasn’t just because of “bad language and a negative attitude,” as has been reported.

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 21, 2014

    Floodplain group making progress

    The Blue River floodplain working group continues to make progress, according to a presentation Thursday at the city/county joint meeting in the county commission chambers. The Silver Jackets program, which is being handled through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provides a strategy

  • Local |Business | February 21, 2014

    MPO hires firm for regional transit plan

    A consultancy firm has been hired to develop a long-term transportation plan, the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) policy board learned Wednesday. URS Corporation will be the consultant advising on the development of a transportation plan. MPO transportation planner Stephanie Watts said the development

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 21, 2014

    Court dates set for suspects in JC murder case

    Three suspects facing murder charges in connection with the death of a Junction City woman appeared in court Thursday and are set for their next status hearings. Larry Anderson, 25, of Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, of Fort Riley; and Marrysa Middleton, 22, of Colorado (city unknown), were arrested

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 21, 2014

    K-State online system down for 11 hours

    Kansas State University experienced an online services outage for more than 11 hours Thursday. Beginning around 11:20 a.m., K-State began experiencing losses to key information technology services — including a home page, its student information system, online classrooms, human resource information system and other applications. Services were

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