Friday, November 27, 2015


  • Obituaries | November 24, 2015


    Earl LeRoy Parkhurst, 54, of Wamego, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Earl was born April 19, 1961, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, the son of George and Marjorie Lowry Parkhurst.  Earl was a truck driver, hauling mostly rock and concrete.

  • Obituaries | November 24, 2015


    Janice L. “Jan” Gable, 81, of Manhattan, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at her home, following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information.  Jan was born May 3, 1934, in Manhattan, the daughter of Ralph Orville and Virginia F. (Docking) Bigford. Jan attended Bluemont Elementary

  • Men's Basketball | November 24, 2015

    Wildcats trounce Mizzou

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday night’s contest between Kansas State and Missouri was billed as a matchup of two rebuilding, classic Big 12 rivals. The Wildcats made it look easy, though, taking advantage of early shooting woes by the Tigers to win going away, 66-42, in

  • Women's Basketball | November 24, 2015

    UConn beats Wildcats in a rout, 97-57

    Kansas State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie has wanted more effort from his team since the season started two weeks ago. He got it Monday night, despite the Wildcats coming up short against the top-ranked Connecticut Huskies and losing, 97-57, at XL Center in

  • Local |Business | November 23, 2015

    Jobless rate at lowest since 2000

    The unemployment rate in Manhattan is down to its lowest point since 2000, according to the Kansas Department of Labor’s October statistics. Manhattan had an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent in October, down from 2.6 percent in September. It’s also down from October 2014 when the rate

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University |Agriculture | November 23, 2015

    Agriculture student hopes to capitalize on invention

    According to 2015 USDA statistics, the United States is home to 89.8 million cattle — a little less than a third of the country’s human population. The state of Kansas actually contains twice as many cattle as people. For ranchers, that’s a lot of mouths to

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 23, 2015

    Auditorium upgrades on city agenda

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss Tuesday the next steps in improving City Auditorium, also called Peace Memorial Auditorium. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. No votes will happen at the work session. The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium is requesting

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 23, 2015

    K-State Tech approved to offer drone training

    K-State Polytechnic has become the first entity in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to provide commercial drone flight training to both students and outside companies, the university announced Monday. The authorization allows K-State’s polytechnic campus in Salina to create

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 23, 2015

    Big Lakes director says proposals could lead to funding cuts

    Proposed changes to Kansas law would likely result in funding cuts to disability services across the state, Lori Feldkamp, director of the Big Lakes Developmental Center, told Riley County commissioners Monday. Feldkamp said the changes are still in the preliminary stages — lacking any written documents

  • Football | November 23, 2015

    5-7 football teams could go bowling this year

    The NCAA football oversight committee is expected this week to provide guidelines for matching bowls with sub.-500 teams if there are not enough bowl-eligible squads to fill the record 80 postseason spots available this year. Bowl officials are hoping the committee, which is led by

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