• City to put street maintenance tax on ballot

    The city plans to ask the voters for a sales tax increase for street maintenance. The ballot question would appear in either November 2014 or April 2015. Commissioners currently have four options to consider: 5-cent sales tax increase to generate $500,000; 10-cent sales .

  • Man to undergo mental evaluation

    A Westmoreland man suspected of driving a stolen SUV while drunk, wrecking that vehicle and then attempting to steal another vehicle to drive away from the scene will undergo a mental health evaluation. On Tuesday, Riley County Judge William Malcolm .

  • Hotel owners concerned about falling occupancy

    Hoteliers spoke Tuesday about their growing concern with declining occupancy rates. “Occupancies are going down, which is a fact,” said Brad Everett, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn. “Rates are going to be shortly coming behind.” Colin Noble, owner .

  • Judge appoints lawyer for shooting suspect

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday appointed a public defender for a Manhattan man suspected of shooting and injuring another man at a convenience store earlier this month. Although it’s not been decided which public defender will represent Daeshawn .

  • CEO pay news is losing its luster

    Maybe it’s too soon to tell, but there hasn’t been much of a public reaction to news that median pay for America’s CEOs in 2013 exceeded $10 million. Even if half of America’s corporate chiefs made less than .

  • Blood drive hits close to home for local couple Haevyn1.phatch

    The Manhattan Community Blood Drive is set for Thursday and Friday at Pottorf Hall and this year the event hits close to home with a local family. Brandi and Dustin Stoddard, both K-State graduates, went through a nightmare no parent .


    Gladys A. McHugh, 83, of Blue Rapids, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Blue Valley Senior Living, in Blue Rapids. Gladys was born Sept. 15, 1930, at LaGrange, Ga., to Albert D. and Ophilia V. (Gable) Grice. Survivors include two sons; Kenneth L. Coggins and .

  • Sanctimonious hypocrisy is now a major U.S. export

    To the Editor: The Obama administration has taken obfuscation of the truth and reality to the pinnacle of deceit. Cyberspying has now become an international crime, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder puts violators on a “Most Wanted” list .

  • Indians fall at Rural to end season Mhs10 sad.phatch

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  • Indians take 3rd at state golf meet

    After finishing in seventh place and among the bottom half of the field in back-to-back Class 6A state golf tournaments, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team broke through in a big way Tuesday afternoon at the Topeka Country Club. The .

  • MHS baseball confident going into state

    When Manhattan takes the field against Junction City on Thursday at the Class 6A state baseball tournament in Lawrence, lack of confidence shouldn’t be an issue. In facing the Blue Jays, the top-seeded Indians draw a team they know .

  • Students selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting

    Two Kansas State University doctoral students will visit with the world’s best economists at the fifth Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Aug. 19-24 in Lindau, Germany. .


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