Saturday, April 30, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | April 19, 2016

    Moran files for re-election

    TOPEKA — Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran has filed for re-election. Moran submitted the necessary paperwork Monday to the Kansas secretary of state’s office to claim a spot on the ballot in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. No other GOP candidate has filed. Lawrence attorney

  • Obituaries | April 19, 2016


    Dr. Charles “Chuck” Werring died Thursday, March 31, 2016, at his residence in Manhattan. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at All Faiths Chapel on the K-State campus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mabel Strong Leadership Award Fund

  • Obituaries | April 19, 2016


    Frances R. O’Bannon, of Salina and formerly of Manhattan, died Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Services are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Football | April 19, 2016

    Cats working to fix defensive issues


    Bill Snyder says statistics don’t tell the whole story. But last season’s defensive numbers certainly tell a good part of the story of how the Wildcats finished with a 6-7 record and struggled to stop almost everybody in the Big 12. The Wildcats surrendered

  • Men's Basketball | April 19, 2016

    K-State recruit to decide Saturday

    Staff reports Kansas State is playing the waiting game. With one more scholarship to give, the Wildcats are waiting on a decision from Neosho County forward Freddie McSwain, who will make his decision this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. McSwain, who will pick between K-State and

  • Area Schools | April 19, 2016

    Rock Creek splits with Marysville

    Rock Creek split a doubleheader against Marysville on Friday, losing Game 1, 8-7, before winning the nightcap, 12-2. Kyle Riffel led the Rock Creek offense in the first game with a grand slam and six RBIs. Nick Beyer was 2 for 3 with a double and three runs

  • General Activities | April 19, 2016

    Manhattan Diamonds open season

    The Manhattan Diamonds 10-and-under softball team started its second season by competing in Hutchinson at the Battle of the Rings Tournament this past weekend.  The Diamonds lost their first game against the Derby Lightening, 9-1, with pitchers Ava Widman earning five strikeouts and Addi

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 18, 2016

    Man, 64, detained after standoff

    A 12-hour police standoff in rural Riley County on Sunday ended when officers detained an armed man who had fired several rounds from inside a farmhouse. According to a release from the Riley County Police Department, the 64-year-old man was detained and placed into protective

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 18, 2016

    Growing up focus of RCHS musician’s ‘King for a Moment’

    Before a Riley County teen could write and record music, he had to grow up. Dalton Huey, an 18-year-old senior at Riley County High School, is releasing his first full-length album “King for a Moment” on May 1. The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify,

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | April 18, 2016

    Voting underway on USD 378 bond issue

    Advance voting is underway for a special election to decide on a $22.5 million bond issue for USD 378 Riley County that includes sweeping improvements for the district’s schools. Those who want to register to vote in the election, which is May 3, can do so via

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