• RCPD forms special reaction team to address violations at Pillsbury

    Visitors to the Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area may have noticed an increased Riley County police presence in recent weeks. On Monday, RCPD Patrol Division Capt. Kurt Moldrup told the Riley County police board that the department recently has had a “.

  • Burn season unusually busy in Pott County

    This spring was an expensive and time-consuming burn season in Pottawatomie County. There were 837 controlled pasture fires during the April burn season and 69 of those (more than eight percent) got out of control, requiring a response from between three and .

  • Officials expect another surge in construction

    Pottawatomie County officials are anticipating another surge in new housing construction this year. Appraiser Lois Schlegel, in her monthly update to county commissioners Monday, reported 87 property sales in the county during April — considerably higher than the 60 sales during the same .

  • China’s dismay is misdirected

    What a surprise. China has denied hacking American multinational companies to steal trade secrets and intellectual property. What’s more, China is downright outraged at the allegations in a 31-count U.S. indictment against five Chinese citizens and calls U..

  • What do Republicans believe?

    I have been called many things for my commentary on Kansas politics over the past four years, but rarely have I been labeled a Republican. I now publicly confess that I am indeed a lifelong, card-carrying Republican, born and raised .


    Memorial services for Irma Jean Fallon, 85, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan. Mrs. Fallon died on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Memorials have been established for .


    Keith Robert Jenkins, 24, originally from Culver, Ind., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Manhattan. Keith was born Nov. 6, 1989, in Temple, Texas. Keith joined the U.S. Army in 2008 as a field artillery cannon crew member at Fort Stewart, Ga. He was deployed .


    Funeral services for Max E. Deets, 87, longtime manager of Solomon Valley Feedlot, Beloit, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2914,  at First United Methodist Church, Beloit,  with cremation following. Survivors are wife Marcelyn, sons Douglas,  Darwin, Mark,&.


    Anita Katharina Leitz Kesler, 58, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas.  Anita was born June 27, 1955 in Oedheim, Germany to Alfred and Frida Ocker Leitz.  She was the youngest of their three children, a happy surprise to .


    C. R. “Bud” Crabtree, 86, of Twin Falls, Idaho, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, May 8, 2014. Bud was born to William Clinton and Corda A. (Logsdon) Crabtree on April 19, 1928, in St. Joseph, Mo.  Bud married Doris Annora Yurth on June 11, 1949, in .

  • MHS sending boys’ golf team to state

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team advanced to the Class 6A state tournament with a second-place finish at the regional golf tournament in Derby Monday afternoon. The Indians shot a 330 on the day to take second behind Washburn Rural, which .

  • Herrs sets Big 12 javelin record

    Former Rock Creek standout Liz Herrs set the Big 12 Championship women’s javelin record on Friday as she won for Oklahoma at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship. Herrs was crowned champion after hit a mark of 189-05, giving her the second .


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