• Shirley MacLaine stars in pleasant ‘Last Word’

    What will we write about you when you die? One way to enjoy the new movie “The Last Word” is to think about the influences of journalism on our lives. Particularly print journalism. The events of the film begin, after .

  • Taylor ready to get started for K-State Taylor2

    If anything was apparent about Gene Taylor on Monday, it’s that the new Kansas State athletic director wants to hit the ground running. Taylor, who officially starts on May 1, is anxious to start developing relationships with the people who .

  • Weber extension might be on tap for Taylor

    Kansas State President Richard Myers hasn’t talked specifics about any sport with new athletic director Gene Taylor, but he’s already got one item for the agenda: giving men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber a contract extension. Myers said .

  • Myers thanks Veatch, hopes he stays

    When John Currie announced he was leaving Kansas State for Tennessee, Laird Veatch was a name tossed around as a potential replacement as the Wildcats’ athletic director. Veatch, who was Currie’s deputy AD at K-State, was named the interim .

  • MHS swim and dive wins home meet

    The Manhattan girls swim and dive team didn’t have much time between its meet on Wednesday and Monday’s meet against Emporia and Hays. Turns out, the Indians didn’t need it. Manhattan won the meet, finishing with 296 points, 147 .

  • MHS softball sweeps Highland Park

    The Manhattan softball team can breathe a sigh of relief. The Indians beat Highland Park 11-0 in Game 1 and 18-1 in Game 2 to end a six-game losing skid. Both games were called early because of the run rule. Anna Batt .

  • K-State student travels world to help others Neighbors9

    Maria Vannicola’s passion for helping others and gaining perspective has taken her all over the world. Vannicola, a K-State senior studying marketing, recently traveled to Costa Rica with 16 other college students to build a skate park in a poor .

  • County prepares for court security

    Riley County residents will see signs pop up around the courthouse as the county prepares to start using a metal detector at the east entrance on May 4. Leon Hobson, public works department director, told county commissioners Monday his office is .

  • City to mull higher fees for tall weeds

    Property owners may be looking at steeper fees if they don’t keep their grass mowed. City commissioners this week will consider a measure amending and streamlining property maintenance ordinances. That includes a change to fees for violators. The fee .

  • Wefald paddles competition in namesake hall Wefaldpong

    A man with a familiar name won a ping pong tournament at K-State’s Wefald Hall. Jon Wefald, former K-State president, won the tournament April 7 in the residence hall named after him. He was able to beat about 25 of the .

  • City considers roundabout at Claflin and Westport

    The city may put a roundabout at the intersection of Claflin Road and Westport Drive if it decides to accept a $2 million grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Commissioners on Tuesday will vote on whether to accept the money, .

  • Joseph Sotkovski Jr.

    Joseph “Joe” Sotkovski Jr., age 78, of Manhattan KS, died on April 14, 2017. Further information will be published at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan KS 66502. (785)537-2110..


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