Thursday, May 26, 2016


  • Obituaries | May 17, 2016


    Rosemary Lee Aldis, 65, Manhattan, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at her home.  The family provided some of the following information. Rosemary worked in the health care field for many years. She had been an employee of the former Mercy Hospital (now Via Christi) for 10 years, first

  • May 17, 2016

    Currie likes direction of K-State, Big 12


    Despite a down year for Kansas State’s three most prominent sports and an uncertain path for the Big 12 Conference, K-State athletic director John Currie remains optimistic about the future. Currie held a roundtable with members of the media on Monday, speaking about a number

  • May 17, 2016

    Jerry Kill named associate AD at K-State


    Jerry Kill is coming back to Kansas. Kansas State athletic director John Currie announced the former Minnesota head coach has been named associate athletic director for administration. Kill is a Cheney native whose 32-year football coaching career spanned 156 wins as a head coach. In his

  • Manhattan High School | May 17, 2016

    Manhattan natives compete for KU at Big 12 meet

    A pair of Manhattan High graduates competed for Kansas at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Tre Daniels ran a 46.03 split in his leg of the 4x400, helping the Jayhawks to a win in the event in

  • Area Schools | May 17, 2016

    Patton named 2016 Brooks finalist

    Rick Patton of Wamego High School is a finalist for the 2016 Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year Award. The annual, multinational award recognizes a running coach who goes above and beyond to inspire their team members to push themselves to new heights while creating a

  • General Activities | May 17, 2016

    Optimist Sweet Heat wins in Wichita

    The Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat played in Wichita this weekend in an ASA 12-and-under “C” tournament with a 12-team bracket. The Sweet Heat faced the Lady Crushers and came out on top, 11-3. They then played The Twisters, winning 14-2. Saturday’s final game of

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 16, 2016

    County mulling building sale plan

    Riley County officials are finalizing plans to sell the county’s Courthouse Plaza East building. The building near the corner of Fourth and Humboldt houses a variety of county departments and programs, including the board of county commissioners, community corrections, county counselor, emergency management and

  • Local | May 16, 2016

    Fishing guide first to see adult eagle land in new nest

    Ryan Gnagy had planned to leave his roadside post near a newly constructed bald eagle nest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Eighteen minutes after that deadline, he photographed an adult eagle leaving its roost, circling around a field and landing in the nest. Gnagy, a fishing

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 16, 2016

    Measure would relax day care rules

    A measure before the Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday would allow home day cares to take in more children and hire outside employees. Zoning officials say the proposal would better align local regulations with state law. The commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at

  • Neighbors | May 16, 2016

    Teen leaves lasting mark on elementary school with stage


    William Shakespeare wrote that all the world’s a stage, but for students at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, there’s one place in particular to put on a show. There’s also one person in particular who is responsible for that place: 13-year-old Cooper Lohman.

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