• Academic freedom invaluable

    We, the students, faculty and staff of Kansas State University, oppose the implementation of the Social Media Policy to be considered at the May 2014 meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents. The original policy, unveiled in December 2013, was seriously flawed .

  • Prayer not likely at city meetings Meeting.phatch

    Tuesday’s City Commission meeting started as it typically does with the Pledge of Allegiance. The commission would have an opportunity to open meetings in a different manner after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of public .

  • Stampede campsites sold out for 1st time; organizers say tickets also going quickly

    The Kicker Country Stampede has sold out of camping sites for the first time in its 19 years of operation. Festival manager Wayne Rouse said this year’s talent has a lot to do with the enthusiasm surrounding this year’s .

  • Commission approves plan for HUD community improvement funds

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a plan for community improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income people. The city is projected to receive $618,545 for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1 through the Community Development Block Grant, a U.S. Department of .

  • Caller posing as RCPD officer

    Someone claiming to be Lt. John Roberts of the Riley County Police Department has been calling people and leaving voicemails, asking people to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. But RCPD doesn’t employ anyone named John Roberts — let .

  • MHS production to raise funds for Scotland trip

    Manhattan High School thespians will stage the premiere performance of an anti-bullying play by 1964 MHS alumnus Richard Broadhurst on May 16. Students will perform “Barnyard” at Rezac Auditorium at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for their trip to Scotland from July 27 .

  • 1 injured in shooting at convenience store; district schools go under brief lockout

    One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. At the scene, Officer Matthew Droge said that at about 1:04 p.m., the Riley County Police .

  • MHS soccer eases past Grizzlies, 3-0

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team traveled to Wichita for the second time in less than a week, this time for a match with Wichita Northwest on Tuesday evening. The Indians won 3-0, while dominating possession of the ball and .

  • Volunteers key to success of Kansas Sampler Festival

    To the Editor: What a weekend! Thank you to the more than 250 people who volunteered to help with the 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival in Wamego. Thank you to the elected officials, members of the clergy, teachers, retirees, business owners, .

  • Martinez signs with Sterling

    Manhattan High senior Athen Martinez made his college choice official last week, signing a letter of intent with Sterling College to play baseball in a ceremony at Manhattan High’s West Campus. Martinez said his visit to Sterling put the .

  • Hearing scheduled for accused gunman

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Anthony Nichols, the man accused of shooting but failing to kill a Manhattan man in September. Prosecutors have said that Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., on Sept. 6, 2013, entered the home of John Burroughs .

  • Man given time to hire attorney

    An Ogden man accused of fleeing the scene of a serious accident earlier this month in Ogden has been granted a continuance so he can hire an attorney. Riley County District Magistrate Judge William Malcolm told Johnny Cossey, 38, of Ogden, .





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