• Editorials | April 20, 2016

    Better late than never

    It would have been more helpful a year or even two years ago, but growing concern among conservative Republicans about Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax policies is welcome. Much of the concern is pragmatic: legislators, many of whom have been political allies of Gov. Brownback,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 20, 2016

    Police arrest man involved in Sunday’s 12-hour standoff

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday, in connection with a lengthy standoff Sunday in rural Riley County. Timothy Anderson, 64, was arrested for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer after originally being placed into protective custody. A report from the Riley County Police Department indicates

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 20, 2016

    City approves amendment to allow for sign

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday approved amending zoning regulations to allow a once illegal tri-vision advertising sign to stay. The city will allow conditional use of tri-vision signs, which have three separate rotating messages per sign face, in districts that already allow off-premise advertising

  • Manhattan High School | April 20, 2016

    MHS softball sweeps Highland Park


    Heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader against Highland Park at the Twin Oaks Softball Complex, Manhattan High head coach Monty Enright was hoping his team would come out sharp in both games. The Indians did just that, claiming a pair of three-inning, run-rule-shortened victories, including a 19

  • Letters | April 20, 2016

    Volunteer firefighters very effective and considerate

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Patrick Collins, Riley County fire chief, for his letter of April 18. As a grateful recipient of the hard work of our rural firefighters, I’d like to briefly relate how I was helped by these giving and

  • Books | April 20, 2016

    ‘Criminal’ yet another interesting Kevin Costner film

    The new spy movie “Criminal” is the latest in a run of interesting films featuring Kevin Costner. It is the latest entertainment to use the story some of us know as “Flowers for Algernon” and some of us know as “Charly.” It’s been a

  • Letters | April 20, 2016

    Earth Day anniversary a time to rethink habits

    To the Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day approaching, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 U.N. report charged animal agriculture with genera-ting 19 percent

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2016


    Leniel H. “Len”  Harbers,  81, of Manhattan, died Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 11, 1934, in LaGrange, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Manhattan, where he was a retired professor at Kansas State. Additional obituary

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2016


    Ashley Nata Chatfield, 31, of Manhattan, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Via Christi Health Center in Manhattan. The funeral home declined to provide cause of death information. The family provided some of the following information. Ashley was born Feb. 22, 1985 in Manhattan. She attended and graduated from Manhattan

  • Obituaries | April 20, 2016


    Evelyn Mae Brice, 96, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Charter House in Rochester, Minnesota. The family provided some of the following information. Evelyn was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Lasita, the daughter of Ernest Cornelius and Ida Mae (Breese) Erickson. She was married to Robert L. Brice on Feb. 18, 1951

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