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  • Vargo says future of vote counting is up for debate

    Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo told county commissioners Thursday morning the future of the way votes are counted in elections is up in the air, with neither the state nor the federal government sure which direction to go. Vargo said .

  • World Cup begins to runneth over

    In America, it’s baseball season. The Kansas City Royals have won nine of 13 games, and their 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night vaulted the team into second place in their division, just two games behind the Detroit .

  • America needs lawmakers who’ve known hard times

    To the Editor: I’m an individual who has multiple disabilities and who is a fighter. I have overcome multiple injuries and accidents and am still going strong at 63 years of age. I also raise my middle-school-aged grandson. I successfully .

  • There’s lots more than Legos on the new-DVD shelves

    Of the new movies planned for release on home viewing media during June, people tell me the “Legomovie” is the pick. Honest. Maybe I’m talking with the wrong people. But I do feel confident this family movie will entertain. .

  • Campsites, reserved seats sold out at Stampede Janakramer small for a1.phatch

    Country Stampede is completely sold out of campsites and reserved seating for the first time in its 19-year history, organizers have announced. The four-day country music festival is set for June 26-29 at Tuttle Creek State Park. Festival organizers said .

  • Bikers make a stop in Manhattan Sullivanshorz.phatch

    Cycling enthusiasts from far and wide made their way through Manhattan Wednesday for a much-needed pit-stop at Blue Earth Plaza as more than 800 bikers continued their participation in this year’s Bike Across Kansas event. This year’s route totals 555 .

  • Seventh Poyntz Mile set for Friday

    In six years, Susan Melgares has seen the Poyntz Avenue Mile road race grow. On Friday, she hopes cooler temperatures and a strong field of competitors will give the community a fun night down a mile-long strip of Manhattan’s .

  • Engineers design systems to help kids with special needs

    A group of Kansas State University engineers and students is developing technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities. Steven Warren, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Punit Prakash, assistant professor .

  • Students earn top places in design contest

    Two digital media technology students from Kansas State University Salina put what they learned in the classroom to work, taking the top spots in a poster design contest entered as part of a class assignment. Ben Crabtree, junior, Shawnee, and .

  • Ag economist analyzes growth in exports

    The U.S. is expected to export a record amount of food this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “We continue to export more both in pounds and dollar amount,” said Glynn Tonsor, .

  • ROY SMITH

    Roy Wesley Smith, 89, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  A resident over 50 years in Anaheim and Brea, Calif., he was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to Katherine (Traud) and George Downing Smith.  On Feb. 4, 1950, Roy .

  • Need a summer escape? Reading program still open

    With the recent rains, it’s a good time to curl up with a good book. It’s not too late to join the Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read.” People of .





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