Sunday, June 26, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | June 15, 2016

    City seeks more info to develop budget

    The Manhattan City Commission wants more information to help develop its 2017 budget. Currently, the proposed 2017 budget is $147.73 million, an increase of about $9.6 million from the 2016 budget. The budget calls for a city mill levy of 49.070 mills, an increase of 2.119 mills from this year’s budget.

  • Local |Business | June 15, 2016

    Council Grove set to host 34th Washunga Days this weekend

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    A historic community is preparing for the annual celebration of its past. Council Grove’s Washunga Days will be Friday through Sunday. In its 34th year, the event recognizes the town’s strong Kaw Nation heritage, its prominence on the Santa Fe Trail and its 24

  • Local |Business | June 15, 2016

    Via Christi to add 15 jobs here despite broader cuts

    Manhattan’s Via Christi Hospital will grow despite its parent company’s plans to cut 150 jobs statewide. Those 150 jobs — 70 of which are currently occupied and all unrelated to direct care — represent about 1 percent of its 7,000 associates. However, the company will add 80 nurses, which will lead

  • General Activities | June 15, 2016

    Manko edges Salina, 8-7


    For awhile on Tuesday night, it seemed like the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers mentally just weren’t in the game. But after allowing numerous runs on errors early in the game, Manko rallied with four runs in the fourth and held on to win 8

  • Movies | June 15, 2016

    The never-ending story of Warcraft onscreen


    The Warcraft computer game franchise goes back almost to CP/M. The three or four Warcraft games are sword and sorcery, multi-player role-playing games. Each player has a point of view character for whom they make choices. This is probably over-simplification, but the character lives

  • Obituaries | June 15, 2016


    Maurice Lee “Mo,” Jackson, 52, Manhattan, died Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Maurice Lee Jackson, affectionately know as “Mo,” was born in Manhattan on July 13, 1963, the son of Judy Lee Jackson, Manhattan, and

  • Women's Basketball | June 15, 2016

    K-State WBB announces non-conference slate

    Kansas State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie announced the 2016-17 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. The Wildcats’ non-conference slate includes seven home games with a visit from four-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut. “This is the most challenging non-conference schedule in my time at K-State and

  • Pro Sports | June 15, 2016

    Perez homers KC to 3-2 win over Indians


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals manager Ned Yost never lacks for confidence, even with his team struggling to score runs and trailing with two outs in the eighth inning against the best team in the division. “I had a really good feeling about Sal coming up

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 14, 2016

    McKee questions filling position that was not formally approved

    The Pottawatomie County Commission on Monday unanimously approved filling the position of “administrative specialist,” but not before the hiring procedure was questioned by the commission chairwoman. Although the position has been advertised and interviews conducted, Dee McKee said the commission had never formally approved the

  • Editorials | June 14, 2016

    Trump just gets more repulsive

    We would ask what’s gotten into Donald Trump, but about all that separates his outrageous comments Monday from so many other offensive remarks in recent weeks was the massacre of 49 innocent people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. His initial reaction, patting himself

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