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  • Photographer treats practical Kansas structures as art, history 20131114 tom parrish.phatch

    Tucked away from the road down the trail of branches and leaves, you don’t find a root cellar all that easily. Many cellars are camouflaged into their surroundings, but if you happen to stumble upon a root cellar, you’.

  • Rock Creek senior scores home run with exit project Baseballfield-4.phatch

    He did indeed build it, and people did, indeed, come. He’s also heard plenty of “Field of Dreams” references in the past year. Ryan Schneider went beyond the requirements of his senior exit project for Rock Creek High School .

  • Program to help manage flood risk

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday announced a pilot project to help Manhattan property owners manage flood risks. The project is intended to help those in the Big Blue River floodplain use tools such as home elevations, .

  • Drought means higher food costs

    Many of your favorite products at the grocery store are going to cost more, says Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. “When consumers walk in the grocery store, they are going to have to continue .

  • Aiming for state tournament at 4-H shooting competition 4hshooting-3.phatch

    Shooting sports are growing in popularity with Kansas 4-H clubs, and Saturday’s turnout for the Riley/Pottawatomie County 4-H Straight Shooters’ match at Pottorf Hall showed just how popular they’ve become. Nancy Becker, coordinator for the Straight Shooters .

  • Cox customers experience outage

    Cox Cable subscribers in Manhattan and other parts of the state experienced a particular kind of March Madness on Saturday night when a video outage left them without NCAA basketball and other TV programs for several hours. The problem caused .

  • The Land of Oz and oddballs?

    Kansas has long struggled with something of an image problem. To those millions who have never lived or visited here, Kansas can seem to be little more than vague recollections from “The Wizard of Oz” – you know, that scary black-and-white .

  • Chipotle’s tactics disturbing

    Chipotle has good food. Its prices are reasonable considering the generous portion size given.  So, straight up, I have no problem with the food Chipotle serves. However, what I don’t like and can’t quite reconcile in my .


    Fred J. Nelson, age 91, died Thursday at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born on June 21, 1922 in Riley County, the son of Clarence E. and Lennie (Reynolds) Nelson. He was a carpenter and homebuilder for many years, building many .


    Bruce Raymond Gonser, 70, died Friday at his residence in Clay Center. He was born on Sept. 22, 1943 in Clay Center, the son of Merle and Viola (Duncan) Gonser. Bruce was raised in the Idana Community and worked as a carpenter. He .


    Thelma Louise Winans, 89, of Manhattan died Thursday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. Thelma was born on April 20, 1924 in Bennington, the daughter of Edward and Elise Winans. She grew up and attended schools in Bennington graduating from Bennington .


    William Howard Johnson, 91, a resident of Manhattan and Professor Emeritus, College of Engineering, Kansas State University, died Thursday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Sloan House in Manhattan.  William H. Johnson (Bill) was born on September 3, 1922 to Dollie Victoria .


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