Wednesday, July 29, 2015


  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2015

    Crash injures one person

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Silvana Okanovic, 29, St. Louis, Missouri, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after the crash. The report indicates Okanovic was driving a 2014 Volvo northbound on Kansas

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2015


    Kenneth L. Johnson, 73, of Overland Park, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 16, 1941, to Ernest “Stretchy” Johnson and Nola (Holladay) Johnson in Clay County. He was a graduate of Morganville High School, Emporia

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2015


    Patricia L. “Tricia” Garver, 56, died, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Sept. 3, 1958, in Redlands, California, the daughter of Roger and Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Muckenthaler Perry. Tricia was preceded in death by her

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2015


    James Kenneth “Jim” Quinlan, 87, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born April 10, 1928, in Manhattan. Complete obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2015


    Roosevelt Nash, 71, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Services are pending with the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

  • Obituaries | July 27, 2015


    Wilbur C. “Bill” Wagner, 87, of Junction City, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Valley Vista in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Bill was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the son of Louis and Edna (Leistakow) Wagner. He attended schools in Wauwatosa and joined

  • Football | July 27, 2015

    Lockett is Big 12’s top male athlete

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    Tyler Lockett — one of the greatest wide receivers and return specialists in Kansas State history — was named the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year on Monday, the conference office announced. Lockett is the second Wildcat in the last three years to earn the award, joining

  • Football | July 27, 2015

    Cats add three-star OL commitment

    It’s early, but the Kansas State football program picked up its sixth commitment for the 2016 recruiting class on Saturday. Zach Shackelford — a 6-foot-4, 295 offensive lineman from Belton, Texas — gave his verbal commitment to the Wildcats on Saturday. Shackelford, who is listed as a three-star

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business |Government, Politics | July 26, 2015

    A look at RCPD’s growing budget

    After years of steady increases, the Riley County Police Department’s budget is set to grow less than 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, but that doesn’t mean debate over the department’s spending is coming to a close. Since 2004, total RCPD funding has swelled from $9.8 million

  • Local | July 26, 2015

    Special Rodeo gives kids chance to try roping, riding


    “I think she’s the first person ever to ride a bull with no hands,” Betty Peterson said, smiling as she watched her daughter take part in the simulated bull-riding portion of the Kaw Valley Special Rodeo Friday evening. The event, held in the main

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