• Thanks for supporting lawn-mowing clinic

    To the Editor: The annual youth lawnmowing clinic was held March 14 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by the KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The clinic’s purpose .

  • Conservatives choose Gorsuch over Hwang

    To the Editor: I see the esteemed local conservatives have written in defense of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. I am sure they did due diligence and thoroughly read the entire case that Grace .

  • Live-action ‘Beauty and Beast’ holds few surprises

    No matter how one tries to formulate remarks about the new, live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie, what one says is going to sound like complaining. That’s too bad. Disney’s 2017 version of its 1993 stage musical based on its 1991 .

  • K-State rides big third inning to win over Omaha Ksubaseball1

    If two innings of small pitching hiccups were Kansas State’s most bothersome issues Tuesday night, one need not look far to see how dominant the Wildcats were in a 10-1 win over Omaha. They tacked on 3 runs in the .

  • 2 house fires, gas leak keep MFD crews busy Monday

    Two house fires and a gas leak kept the Manhattan Fire Department busy on Monday. No injuries were reported, according to MFD deputy chief Ryan Almes. A porch fire extended into a house in a mobile home community on the .

  • Manhattan tax rate in middle of pack

    Manhattan ranks in the middle among the 25 “first class” cities in Kansas in combined city, county and school district property taxes levied. This is based on information from the League of Municipalities’ 2017 edition of the Kansas Tax Rate and Fiscal .

  • KSU study counters common beliefs about marbling in steaks Steak

    Staff and wire reports A K-State study has found the marbling texture of steak makes no difference to consumers. The marbling texture of meat is based on the amount of white, visible flecks of fat within meat. Meat scientist Travis .

  • Pott County valuation surpasses $2 billion mark

    The appraised value of property in Pottawatomie County in 2017 surpassed the $2 billion mark for the first time. As of Jan. 1, the appraised value of all taxable property (residential, commercial and farmstead) was $2,136,193,910, according to preliminary figures presented to the county .


    Phillip M. Parry, 86, of Topeka, formerly of Riley, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information: Phil was born Dec. 29, 1930, in rural Riley County near Bala, to Edward Parry and Letha M. .


    Donald H. Bechtel, 90, of Manhattan, died Saturday morning, March 18, 2017, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information: Don was born on Oct. 12, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of Henry and Edith (Black) Bechtel. Don was a .


    Loretta H. Blanken, 95, of Greenleaf, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Linn Community Nursing Home. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 .


    Janice Marie Petet, 70, of Topeka, died unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, March 16, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Grateful to have shared her life are her daughters, Denise Petet, Cristal Barnes(Earl) and Melody Petet (former son-in-law Michael .


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