Sunday, July 5, 2015


  • Letters | April 18, 2013

    Republicans responsible for defeat of gun bill

    To the Editor: Today’s gun safety vote in the U.S. Senate reinforces the position of the GOP as the “Guns-Over-People” party. How any caring person could vote against this so call “background check” bill is unbelievable to most citizens of this country torn

  • Letters | April 18, 2013

    Health fair participants deserve thanks

    To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of the Riley County Health Department, volunteers and sponsors who took part in the Riley County Health Fair.  This was a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to receive

  • Movies | April 18, 2013

    Jackie Robinson film is OK, but it’s not a baseball movie


    The first thing one needs to know about the new movie “42” is that it is not a baseball movie. It is a movie about social history. There is relatively little baseball action in it. Don’t buy a ticket expecting “It Happens Every Spring” or

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 18, 2013

    Corps recommends $18 million levee addition

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented an $18 million proposal for raising the height of the levee that protects the downtown area of the city Wednesday, saying it would raise flood protection here to the 300-year level. John Grothaus, chief of planning

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 18, 2013

    Pair plead guilty to arson, murder

    The duo accused of setting a deadly February apartment fire here pleaded guilty to arson resulting in death in federal court Wednesday. Officials said the arson/murder was part of a plot to distract police from finding incriminating evidence related to an earlier armed robbery.

  • Local | April 18, 2013

    NTSB: No distress call made in crash

    No distress call was made prior to the fatal April 7 crash of a private plane headed from Tulsa, Okla., to Manhattan, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Ronald Marshall and Chris Gruber of Manhattan were killed when the plane, a single-engine

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 18, 2013

    MacWillie: Force reduction will not affect Fort Riley


    More than 300 people gathered Thursday to hear Gen. Don MacWillie speak about the impact of troop reductions on Fort Riley and the message was clear: the fort will not be negatively affected by the Army’s changes. By 2017, the Army will have reduced its forces

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 18, 2013

    EPA ceases air-quality monitoring at Konza

    The Environmental Protection Agency has stopped monitoring the air quality on the Konza Prairie at the request of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the owners of the Konza. John Briggs, director of the Konza Prairie Biological Station, said KDHE officials contacted both KSU

  • Local |Education | April 18, 2013

    Cost of MHS parking permits could go up

    The cost of parking permits could be on the rise for Manhattan High students based on comments during Wednesday’s USD 383 school board meeting. Board members did not make a decision on whether to increase fees for parking permits during a broader discussion on student

  • Arts, Leisure | April 18, 2013

    K-State Open House, Itzhak Perlman lead this weekend’s slate of activities


    K-State is highlighting its 150th anniversary with a variety of cool programs, academic exhibits, food, entertainment, games and more at its open house this weekend. Start your “acca-awesome” weekend with K-State’s amazing a capella group, In-A-Chord, for its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday

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