• Obituaries | November 29, 2013


    Leroy Reynolds, 88, of Manhattan, died Thursday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community - Honstead House in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 1, 1925. Complete service times and obituary information are pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

  • Football | November 29, 2013

    Motivation built in for Sunflower Showdown

    For 60 members of the Kansas State football team, Saturday’s regular-season finale against the University of Kansas is a game they’ve had circled on their calendars for months. (Three Kansas State players wrap up Kansas running back James Sims last season at Bill Snyder

  • Football | November 29, 2013

    Sims makes lowly KU go

    Oklahoma made it look easy — rushing for more than 300 yards a week ago against Kansas State. The Wildcats are hoping it doesn’t start a trend because Saturday’s matchup at Kansas has the potential to be another big challenge for K-State. Sooners running back

  • Columns |Football | November 29, 2013

    Kinder: Being close in proximity does not a rivalry make

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    You can’t blame conference realignment for this one. No, the poor state of the Sunflower Showdown falls squarely on the two schools involved. Kansas State and Kansas need to share this epic fail. When I think of rivalries, I think Texas/Oklahoma, Nebraska/Oklahoma,

  • Women's Basketball | November 29, 2013

    K-State women fall to SMU, 68-57

    FREEPORT, Bahamas — Despite a career-high performance from Ashia Woods in her in season debut, the Kansas State women’s basketball team dropped its opening game of the Junkanoo Jam to SMU on Friday, 68-57. The Wildcats have now lost three straight since opening the season

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2013

    Volunteers produce big Thanksgiving spread for all ... and it’s free

    For Thursday’s lunch, Old Chicago was not serving its typical Italian food. It was time for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers from the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Old Chicago served a community Thanksgiving meal Thursday. It was a full deal, too, with all the

  • Local |Education | November 28, 2013

    Disturbing district grad rate deceiving

    Discussion during a Riley County Commission meeting Monday highlighted a below-average graduation rate in the county. But it’s a complicated issue. While the state saw 84.92 percent of its high school seniors graduate during the 2011-12 school year, the graduation rate in Riley County was

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 28, 2013

    K-State engineers heading for space

    Engineering students at Kansas State University are improving spacesuits to keep astronauts healthy in final frontier conditions. The team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students, is working to make a better space suit that could monitor astronauts’ health

  • Holidays |Arts & Leisure | November 28, 2013

    Enjoy tree lightings, crafts, holiday music

    The Flint Hills are alive with the sound of music and lights this weekend. Don’t miss the inaugural Christmas tree lighting at the Blue Earth Plaza at 7 p.m. Friday as the Blue Earth Plaza and surrounding area will be transformed in to a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 28, 2013

    Police seek bank robber

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    Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Kansas State Bank Wednesday afternoon. Police surrounded the bank at 1101 Bluemont Avenue after responding to the robbery call at 2:45 p.m. According to a report from RCPD, the man entered the bank and demanded money

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