• Story in ‘The Light Between Oceans’ is quite moving

    During the early years of British possession of Australia, it was a prison colony, somewhere debtors and pickpockets were sent. The Aussies have always fancied colorful law-breakers, which is one reason Ned Kelly, the armor-wearing highwayman along the gold road, .

  • MHS girls tennis mixes it up at quad meet

    Everyone from Manhattan’s girls tennis team got to play both singles and doubles at Monday’s meet against Shawnee Mission East and Junction City. The Indians came in fourth behind Shawnee Mission East’s two teams and Junction City, .

  • MHS girls golf wins Salina South Invitational

    After a long break, Manhattan girls golf came back strong and won the 18-hole Salina South Invitational on Monday with a team score of 345. The team, which hadn’t competed since winning the Salina Central Invitational on Sept. 6, came in .

  • Trip highlights need for regional growth

    The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing its efforts to learn from other communities while adopting a broader perspective. Last year local officials traveled to Columbia, Missouri, to see how that city is dealing with growth; this year they .

  • Single mother works to shed stigma while attending K-State

    When Jordan Rinner got pregnant unexpectedly six years ago, she felt like she had to choose between being a mother and being a college student. She ultimately chose both. But not right away. Initially, Rinner said she decided to drop .

  • Under secretary to visit Fort Riley

    Patrick J. Murphy, the 32nd under secretary of the Army and chief management officer, will meet with 1st Infantry Division soldiers and speak with “Big Red One” leaders at Fort Riley on Tuesday. During his visit, Murphy will attend a .

  • City to take second crack at noise plan

    The Manhattan City Commission will have a second shot Tuesday at amending its noise ordinance. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The commission had an Aug. 30 work session to reexamine the proposal after tabling the ordinance at .


    Delores Gillespie, 93, of Pacific Junction, Iowa, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home of Riley..


    June C. Schwerdt, 92, a former longtime Manhattan resident, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Minneapolis, Kansas. She was born on Feb. 25, 1924, in Weldon Springs, Missouri. June worked for many years for Kramer Food Service at Kansas State .

  • Congress could use such wisdom

    Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum aren’t the only former senators who decry the tone of the presidential campaign and the hyperpartisanship that afflicts the current generation in Congress, but that hardly detracts from their collective wisdom. The two spoke .

  • Thanks for making Mini Maker Faire a hit

    To the Editor: The third annual Aggieville Mini Maker Faire saw beautiful weather, better-than-ever turnout and so many smiles along Moro Street. It was a great day in the heart of Manhattan, and we’re so grateful for those who .

  • Former KSU president dealing with FB fallout

    Mike Leach is no Bill Snyder. Leach, the Washington State University football coach and former Texas Tech coach, has been under fire as three of his players were arrested or under investigation for assault and robbery charges in the past .


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