Saturday, February 6, 2016


  • Local | January 29, 2016

    Residents say they like safe, supportive Beattie


    It’s unusual to walk into an open library and find yourself completely alone, surrounded by books. In Beattie, that could happen on any given Tuesday or Thursday, when the librarian is busy working at one of the town’s four trucking companies. On those

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | January 29, 2016

    How safe is the city’s water?


    Q: The water in Flint, Michigan, had high levels of lead, and people drank and bathed in unsafe water. How safe is the water supply in Manhattan? A: Manhattan’s water is safe, according to federal standards. It’s perhaps easiest to compare the situations.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2016

    Dartez sentenced to 23 years in stabbing

    A Manhattan man was sentenced Friday to nearly 23 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in November 2014. Samuel Dartez, 31, was convicted by a jury in November for the crime, which took place near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2016

    Colorado man charged in Riley County child rapes

    A Colorado man will appear in Riley County court next week in connection with multiple charges of raping a minor. The Riley County Police Department Thursday requested the transfer of William Nathan Nesbitt, 36, from Canon City to Riley County. Nesbitt had a warrant listing multiple

  • Editorials | January 29, 2016

    Zika enters our vocabulary

    Americans have learned a new four-letter word in recent days. It’s Zika, as in the mosquito-borne virus that’s believed to have caused birth defects in as many as 4,000 Brazilian babies last year alone. That’s reason to be alarmed. Another is the fact

  • Local | January 29, 2016

    Young Kansans mark state’s birthday with tissue paper sunflowers, games


    While singing “Home on the Range” children stomped their feet to imitate the sound of herds of buffalo Friday morning at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. “You have to stomp your feet, because that’s what buffalo sound like,” a staff member said to the

  • Local |Government & Politics | January 29, 2016

    Phillips files for third term as 67th District representative

    Tom Phillips, R-Mahattan, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. “I consider it a true privilege to represent the citizens of the 67th District,” Phillips said. “Kansas is facing serious challenges, and I am more dedicated than ever to finding solutions to

  • Women's Basketball | January 29, 2016

    Mittie rides tieless streak with win streak


    Jeff Mittie doesn’t really want to wear a tie all the time. Now the Kansas State coach has a good reason not to, at least if his Wildcats keep winning games. The second-year K-State coach always wears a tie for games. Mittie says his

  • Manhattan High School | January 29, 2016

    Manhattan advances past Andale at MAC

    MCPHERSON — Manhattan head girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knows his team must play a lot better in Friday’s semifinal against Olathe East than it did in Thursday’s tournament opener against Andale. In a battle between Indians, Manhattan came out on top, 44-30, in

  • January 29, 2016

    K-State among top 10 in athletic donations

    Kansas State ranks among the best in the country when it comes to athletic donations. A survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education showed K-State received the sixth-most athletic donations in the country during the 2014-15 academic year, including the third-most in the

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