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  • Letters | March 23, 2013

    Return the veterans to the City Commission

    To the Editor: Consolidating some services paid for by the city and Riley County can be a money-saving accomplishment. But it must be done by individuals familiar with those offices to avoid the outcome of a messy headache.

  • Letters | March 23, 2013

    Support for Nuss and McCulloh for Commission

    To The Editor: I have served with Debbie Nuss on a committee, and know of several other committees and organizations she’s volunteered for in the community. She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the city and would be a great asset to the

  • Men's Basketball | March 22, 2013

    La Salle upsets K-State to oust Wildcats from Big Dance

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State came all the way back from an 18-point halftime deficit on Friday, but it wasn’t enough. The fourth-seeded Wildcats dominated the first 16 minutes of the second half and came back to take a two-point lead with 4:50 to play. But

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 22, 2013

    Manhattan Regional among 149 airports to lose tower funding

    Manhattan Regional Airport is one of 149 small airports across the country losing funding for their control towers on April 7, according to a list released Friday afternoon by the Federal Aviation Administration. The move followed $85 billion in federal spending cuts across the government, including $637 million in

  • Local |Traffic | March 22, 2013

    Police still investigating death that followed multi-vehicle crash


    One person is dead following a multiple-vehicle accident on the eastbound Kansas Highway 18 bridge near the Riley County/Geary County line Friday morning. The deceased man’s name has not been released pending notification of family members, but Lt. Greg Harkrader with the Kansas Highway

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 22, 2013

    Sprecker denied parole for 9th time for 1973 murder

    Over a lunch break from his job as an auto mechanic, the urge suddenly struck Danny Sprecker to have sex with an elderly former neighbor. Forty years later, Sprecker is still paying for that urge. And because of a recent ruling by the state parole

  • Local |Traffic | March 22, 2013

    K-18 work to resume after spring break

    Even though snow is still falling, road workers are gearing up to resume work on Kansas Highway 18 next week after a winter break from construction. Kansas Department of Transportation officials said westbound K-18 from 56th Avenue to K-133/Seth Child Road will be down to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 22, 2013

    House fire causes $90,000 in damage

    Manhattan firefighters responded to a residential fire Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Anderson Avenue that caused about $90,000 in damage. No injuries were reported as the house was vacant at the time. Manhattan Fire Department crews were called at about 7:30 p.m. to 2309 Anderson Avenue,

  • I Wonder | March 22, 2013

    Should I pull over right away or wait for place to turn off?


    Q: I’ve always wondered. . . if the RCPD pulls you over on a major road like Kimball or Bluemont, would the police officers prefer you to pull over immediately and block the outside lane of these streets or follow you for a ways until you

  • Local |Kansas State University | March 22, 2013

    K-State professor experiences Fulbright exchange

    Kansas State University’s John Leslie, a university distinguished professor and head of the department of plant pathology, knows what a life-changing experience it is to become a Fulbright scholar. “A Fulbright is amongst the most prestigious awards you can win as an academic and

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