Tuesday, May 26, 2015


  • Columns | May 23, 2015

    Saudi snub of Obama sends troubling message

    President Barack Obama has insisted for some time that the only opposition to his negotiations with Iran over the latter’s pursuit of nuclear weapons comes from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and “hardline” congressional Republicans. Recent events, however, indicate otherwise. In the diplomatic world,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    Proposal to freeze tuition scrapped

    Kansas higher education institutions could increase tuition for the next school year after legislators on Thursday ditched a proposal to freeze tuition rates as part of budget negotiations. House and Senate budget negotiations resulted in dropping the proposal, which was part of a budget deal

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Does hosting outside officers at range violate RCPD’s lease?


    Is the Riley County Police Department violating its shooting range lease when it holds training sessions with other agencies? I’m not a lawyer or a judge, so I have no idea if the Riley County Police Department is violating its lease with James Seymour

  • May 22, 2015

    Half marathon to cause delays

    The first-ever half marathon in Manhattan on Saturday could cause some delays for drivers. Participants in the Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon will enter Manhattan from K-177 and run through eastern and central areas of the city. The race is scheduled to run from 7 to 10

  • Local |Education | May 22, 2015

    After 46 years, teacher leaves Amanda Arnold for last time


    Second-grade teacher Elvera Bergsten called the end of her 46-year teaching career “bittersweet” on Friday. Bergsten taught her final class on Thursday at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, which is where she has taught since the school opened in 1985. Before coming to Amanda Arnold, Bergsten taught

  • Local |Traffic |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    US 24 traffic study to use Bluetooth to track vehicles

    A proposed study will use Bluetooth technology to track vehicle traffic along U.S. 24. Officials discussed the plan Thursday during a review of options for an extension of Marlatt Avenue from Riley County into Pottawatomie County at the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 22, 2015

    Area officials discuss future road projects

    Transportation officials shared the potential impact of future road projects Thursday during the joint city, Riley County and Pottawatomie County meeting. The Flint Hills Transportation Plan is a 25-year infrastructure blueprint that’s expected to be adopted in December. The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Judge grants continuance in Fort Riley bomb plot case

    A U.S. District Court judge granted on Thursday a three-week continuance to the public defender representing a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr., 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 16 for one

  • Manhattan High School | May 22, 2015

    Indians get past Red Demons


    While the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was never in real danger of losing Thursday evening’s regional final against Dodge City, head coach Mike Sanchez wanted more. The Indians dominated possession from start to finish much like they have in several of its mercy-rule

  • Manhattan High School | May 22, 2015

    Scipio leads Indians to state

    Last year at state, Mariah Scipio was one of four experienced swimmers leading the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team to the Class 6A state meet fresh off a Centennial League title and a dominant season. This year, Scipio is the only remaining girl

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