• Blaze displaces 45 people, causes $2M in damage

    A fire at Founders Hill Apartments Monday afternoon affected the homes of 91 people, with 45 displaced as of Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at Building G, 1401 College Ave., about 3:30 p.m. Matt Droge, Riley County Police Department spokesman, said the .

  • RCPD gets $60K grant for mental health team

    The Riley County Police Department has accepted a $60,500 grant to help the police address mental health issues. The Riley County Law Enforcement Board approved accepting the Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant Monday afternoon during its regular meeting. .

  • Dreiling buying Hibachi Hut to put Cox Bros. in charge

    Hibachi Hut, an old-school Manhattan restaurant, is going back to its roots. It’s going to be managed again by Bob and Bud Cox, who ran it during the heydays of the late 1980s and 1990s, turning it into a .


    Jeanne Elaine Stinson, 67, of Manhattan , died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Aug. 25, 1949, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Guy Andrew and Georgia .


    Marjorie Ann Anderson, 92, of Waterville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Blue Rapids. She was born on Oct. 12, 1924. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..


    Danny LaVerne Christensen, 53, of Leonardville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 13, 1963 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the son of Jimmie LaVerne and Joyce Marie (Loper) Christensen. Danny .


    Betty Sue Jones, 69, of Eskridge, formerly of Alma, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka. Betty was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Columbus, Georgia. She married Clyde Jones Sr.; he preceded her in death. Betty is survived by her children, .

  • What possessed Sen. McCain?

    Sen. John McCain certainly didn’t sound like a former presidential nominee on Monday. The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP nominee, while campaigning in Pennsylvania for fellow GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, told a radio host, “I promise you that we will .

  • Seaton could write another timely column

    To the Editor: Mr. Seaton, your column titled “Locker rooms deserve better” was well written in your usual witty style. However, Mr. Pfister’s rehash and additions have presented a more confusing expose. Perhaps if you, Mr. Seaton, would now .

  • Let’s face our hateful and divisive impulses

    To the Editor: This election year has done something that perhaps can be turned in a positive direction. It has made visible an undercurrent of intolerance, prejudice, racism and sexism in our nation and culture that has been too often .

  • Endorsement letters

    Carlin is the ‘ultimate advocate’ for citizens To the Editor: In the present political climate, we desperately need state representatives who possess common sense, knowledge and commitment. We are fortunate to have that person in Sydney Carlin. Sydney voted against .

  • Ogden fire causes $80K in damage

    Firefighters had to battle another apartment fire Tuesday morning, this time in Ogden. The three-story building, in the 600 block of Walnut Street, sustained about $80,000 in damage, Riley County Emergency Management director Pat Collins told KMAN. The blaze apparently started after .


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