Saturday, February 13, 2016


  • Local |Business | February 04, 2016

    Meal program facing shortage of delivery drivers

    The local Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteer drivers. Elsa Morgan, meal coordinator at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, said the program didn’t have enough drivers on Friday to deliver two routes, or nearly 20 meals. She said it’s the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Jurors deliberating fate of accused ‘Ville shooter

    Jurors began deliberation Thursday morning in the case of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder after a shooting in Aggieville last May. Mark Self Jr., 31, is accused of firing several shots at Kevin Green, 26, Manhattan. One of the bullets struck Green in the

  • Manhattan High School | February 04, 2016

    Parents of swimmer ask board members to review team policy

    The parents of a Manhattan High student told Manhattan-Ogden school board members that an MHS swim team policy is unfair to athletes who compete year round. Speaking during the public comment portion at Wednesday’s board meeting, Tony and Kathy Wichmann said their daughter, Kelly,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Man changes plea to guilty in Fort Riley bomb plot

    TOPEKA — He thought he was going to use a 1,000-pound bomb to kill soldiers on Fort Riley. Instead he’s facing 30 years in federal prison. John T. Booker Jr., the 21-year-old Topeka man arrested in April 2015 after plotting the suicide bombing with two people who

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 04, 2016

    Kansas Senate measure could impact juvenile justice system

    A proposal set to come before the Kansas Senate could have significant impacts on the state’s juvenile justice system as early as next year, Riley County Community Corrections director Shelly Williams told county commissioners Thursday. The bill — Senate Bill 367 — plans to eliminate out-of-home placements,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Manhattan woman gets 2-plus years for embezzlement

    A former Manhattan bank branch manager was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to more than 2 years in federal prison for embezzlement. Melissa Vinsonhaler, 34, Manhattan, previously admitted she embezzled $277,000 from Kansas State Bank, 8803, Old U.S. Highway 24. According to court documents, a controller for

  • February 04, 2016

    Powerful ‘Room’ is an award-worthy film


    Brie Larson has always been someone who makes an impression on film-goers. One recognizes her in screen crowds. She has a special cinematic quality. Now she’s been nominated for a Oscar, and she’s won a Golden Globe. And her performance isn’t the

  • Editorials | February 04, 2016

    Souper Bowl is a ‘game’ for everyone

    Much has been made of the fact that this year’s Super Bowl is the golden one, celebrating the game’s 50th anniversary; that’s why the 50-yard lines in NFL stadiums were painted gold this year. As for the game, sports fans know the

  • Letters | February 04, 2016

    Complaining isn’t a good way to get things done

    To the Editor: We often read reports of fatal auto crashes where traffic signs were present but had not been heeded by a driver. I have always had a special feeling for the 30-inch “Stop” signs, knowing their dramatic effectiveness. It was in the early 1950

  • February 04, 2016

    Thompson highlights Wildcats’ 2016 football class

    If Kansas State learned anything this past season, it’s that a football team can never have too many quarterbacks. The Wildcats, who lost two quarterbacks to injuries, started a third-stringer for most of the season and used a receiver as a backup, hope the

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