Sunday, February 14, 2016


  • Local |Government & Politics | July 03, 2013

    Pottawatomie County Commission considers gun law options

    Concealed carry or expensive security: that’s the choice facing Pottawatomie County commissioners as a result of legislation adopted by the 2013 Kansas Legislature and signed into law by the governor. HB 2052 modifies the Personal and Family Protection Act to allow the possession of firearms in

  • General Activities | July 03, 2013

    Senior 17ers struggle offensively in 4-0 loss

    In the first matchup with the KC Bullets this summer, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers were routed 19-2 in their worst loss of the season. In Tuesday’s rematch in Kansas City, Manhattan kept the score much closer, but still couldn’t muster

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2013

    American flag has changed over the years

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 03, 2013

    The history of the stars and stripes

    Before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, when some colonists still believed America would retain some loyalty to Great Britain, the first American flag featured the British Union Jack in place of the 50 stars known today, along with 13 stripes to represent the colonies. Although

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 03, 2013

    Man arrested for battery

    Riley County officers arrested a Riley man Tuesday for multiple counts of battery following reports of a domestic disturbance allegedly involving the man. Officer Matthew Droge said Zachary Evans, 21, was arrested for two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer, two counts of domestic

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2013

    Fayolla Bramhall

    Fayolla Belle Bramhall, 86, of Onaga and formerly of Vermillion died Monday.

  • Obituaries | July 03, 2013

    Dean Darling

    Dean A. Darling, 75, of Bull Shoals, Ark., died June 27 at his home in Bull Shoals, Ark.

  • Editorials | July 03, 2013

    Westar proposal is a hard sell

    The more we learn about Westar Energy’s proposed $31.7 million rate increase, the more we dislike it. The proposal, announced in April, would raise electric rates on most residential customers by about $7.50 a month. Light electricity users’ rates would go up about $4 a month, according

  • Letters | July 03, 2013

    Light sentence for fatal DUI sends the wrong message

    To the Editor: Residents of Kansas were left in shock recently when the sentence for the offender of a drunk driving fatal crash was announced. As a resident of Tonganoxie and a member of MADD’s State Advisory Board, I have to ask, what message

  • Letters | July 03, 2013

    Thanks, Manhattan, for sharing your great city

    To the Editor: My name is Florian Wirsen and I am an AFS exchange student from Muenster, Germany, who attended Manhattan High School last year.

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