Monday, June 27, 2016


  • Obituaries | June 24, 2016


    Sean A. Neel, 39, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born Aug. 23, 1976, the son of James Patrick and Shirley F. (Schlegel) Neel. A complete obituary will be released later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Football | June 24, 2016

    K-State to play Colorado, WSU in football

    Kansas State added a pair of Power-5 conference opponents to its future football schedules, including a familiar former Big 12 opponent. K-State athletic director John Currie announced the addition of games against Colorado and Washington State in a letter to fans on Thursday. The Wildcats will

  • June 24, 2016

    Kansas State places record 30 athletes on Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team

    Kansas State athletes continued to receive honors and accolades for their work in the classroom, as 30 Wildcats were named to the 2015-16 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team in an announcement by the conference office on Thursday. In the four years of the award’s existence, K-State

  • Local |Fort Riley | June 23, 2016

    Ware hands off command of fort hospital to Melton


    FORT RILEY — After two years as commander of Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital, Col. Risa Ware passed the torch to her successor during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday morning, only a few months before the new facility is set to open following years of

  • Local |Business |Agriculture | June 23, 2016

    Low prices dampen farmers’ high-yield wheat harvest

    RANDOLPH — With this year’s wheat harvest rolling through the Flint Hills, farmers are bracing themselves for low profits despite high crop yields. Kansas farmers planted fewer acres of wheat than usual but are expecting the 2016 crop to be roughly 22 percent larger than last year’

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Academy Sports to open MHK store

    Academy Sports and Outdoors will open next year in Manhattan. The retail store will be nearly 63,000 square feet at East Poyntz Avenue and Sarber Lane, which is in the shopping center where the former Kmart resided. Academy officials said the store will bring approximately 100 jobs

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Burton makes first court appearance

    A Manhattan developer and former USD 378 employee facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday. Zac Burton, 38, faces four charges of unlawful sexual relations with a female Riley County High School student because he was an

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Stampede attendees stake out prime spots at campgrounds


    Delores Bernash and Helen Morrison of Ashland picked out the perfect campsite Wednesday for Country Stampede. Their tent is under one of the big shady trees in Tuttle Creek State Park and near a restroom and shower facility. Equally important, Bernash and Morrison are near

  • Local |Business | June 23, 2016

    Offices returning to normal after May lightning strike

    Riley County offices seem to be back online after a May lightning strike caused about $30,000 of damage to equipment. Riley County IT director Kevin Howser told Riley County commissioners Thursday that lightning from one of last month’s storms hit near the county’s downtown

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Woman back home after being trampled by steer

    A woman injured in an accident with a steer on Tuesday is back home and on the mend, her husband said Thursday. Barbara “Dale” Zimmerman, 46, was hurt Tuesday morning when she and her husband, Terry Zimmerman, were loading steers to go to market at their

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