Wednesday, September 2, 2015


  • Local |Kansas State University | August 21, 2015

    At K-State, sororities spend week making matches


    More than 800 freshman girls have been bopping around K-State’s campus since Sunday, looking to get involved in the university community before classes start next week. Beginning Sunday afternoon with information sessions for parents and family members and ending Friday evening with a bid celebration,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | August 21, 2015

    College Republicans want to end death penalty

    College Republicans across the state have announced their opposition to the death penalty, prompting strong disapproval from some Republican lawmakers. The board of the Kansas Federation of College Republicans, representing campus organizations throughout the state, voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling for repeal of

  • Local |Education |Business | August 21, 2015

    USD 383 scrambling to fill vacant bus driver positions

    USD 383 is struggling to make the wheels on the bus go round and round this fall. The school district needs 10 drivers to cover its daily routes, said Doug Messer, director of transportation for USD 383. Officials would prefer 15 to 20 total drivers to cover for field trips

  • Local | August 21, 2015

    Group to examine developing area behavioral health facility

    The Riley County Mental Health Task Force will examine how to develop a new behavioral health facility. Local government, law enforcement and mental health officials addressed the area’s handling of mental health on Thursday during the joint Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County meeting.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2015

    Ex-soldier sentenced to 13 years for raping child

    A former Fort Riley soldier with almost 20 years of service was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for the rape of a girl younger than 14. In Riley County District Court, Judge David Stutzman on Thursday sentenced Timothy Charles Ayers, 42, to 98 months in prison for rape

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2015

    Fireworks blaze causes $80K in damage Thursday


    Fireworks are the suspected culprit in a structure fire that caused more than $80,000 damage at a Manhattan residence Thursday night. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 1831 Fairchild Ave. at 11 p.m., where responders found a one-story detached garage with heavy smoke and fire showing from

  • Editorials | August 21, 2015

    College Republicans call for change

    Three cheers for the Kansas Federation of College Republicans. That organization, which has chapters at Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Wichita State and multiple other colleges and universities, has adopted a resolution calling for repeal of the death penalty in Kansas. The federation’

  • Letters | August 21, 2015

    We paid for convenience, but we got only headaches

    To the Editor: I wanted to share a story about our experiences last weekend with American Airlines. I was returning from a wonderful family vacation on Hatteras Island, N.C., with my wife, three kids ages 14, 12 and 9, and my wife’s parents.  We arrived

  • Arts, Leisure | August 21, 2015

    Topeka Symphony announces auditions

    TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2015 - 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the University of Missouri Kansas City from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and at Washburn University in Topeka from 7 to 9 p.m.  The Symphony has openings for Associate Concertmaster, Third

  • Men's Basketball | August 21, 2015

    Wildcats announce Big 12 slate

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team released its Big 12 Conference schedule on Thursday, which starts with a home contest against West Virginia on Jan. 2. The Wildcats, who own the second-most Big 12 wins (52) in the last five seasons, will play 14 league games against teams that

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