Sunday, February 14, 2016



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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2016

    Will legislators never learn?

    Reports of a man with a severed arm quickly devolved into a chaotic scene Friday morning on the 600 block of Yuma Street, as first responders also discovered a significant structure fire. About a dozen fire trucks, police cars and ambulances crowded the block while medical

  • Editorials | February 12, 2016

    1 injured in house fire on Yuma Street Friday

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    The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that the Legislature’s block-grant education funding method is unconstitutionally inequitable couldn’t have been much of a surprise, even to the method’s architects. They sought to save money by disingenuously saying the former per-pupil funding method

  • Letters | February 12, 2016

    Community efforts made for a super Souper Bowl

    To the Editor: Since 1995, the Manhattan community has been supporting the Souper Bowl Food and Fund Drive over the Super Bowl weekend to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket’s programs. The 2016 drive would not have been possible without the countless volunteers who helped solicit donations

  • February 12, 2016

    Workshop offers a chance to start on daily journal

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society is hosting a writer’s workshop with instructor Charley Kempthorne. Charley was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, “The Power of Daily Writing in a Journal.” Charley has been keeping a journal for 52 years and has

  • Local |Kansas State University | February 12, 2016

    K-State confirms 2nd case of mumps

    Kansas State University has confirmed a second student with the mumps, officials said Thursday. Both students confirmed with the mumps live off campus. The university announced the first case on Jan. 29. “Kansas State University is informing students, faculty and staff who may have been in

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 12, 2016

    Riley County treasurer to run for re-election

    Riley County treasurer Shilo Heger has announced she will run for re-election this year. Heger took office in August 2014 and is currently serving her first term. “This year has given me a lot of experience,” she said. “I’ve learned a lot about what the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2016

    Soldier dies of apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound

    A 20-year-old Fort Riley soldier was found dead Wednesday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to a press release from Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn, Pfc. Wyatt Ethan Ivy, Monett, Missouri, was found dead in a vehicle in Clay County. Officials said they found

  • Football | February 12, 2016

    Whitehair, Gronkowski invited to NFL Combine

    Former Kansas State offensive lineman Cody Whitehair and fullback Glenn Gronkowski were among the 300-plus players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, Feb. 23-29, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., the NFL announced Thursday. The invites mark the fourth straight season K-State has sent multiple

  • Women's Basketball | February 12, 2016

    Page looks to build on recent success

    Kaylee Page hopes it was the game that turns her season around. The sophomore guard was 3 for 6 from the field — all 3-pointers — with nine points and four rebounds in Kansas State’s 87-71 win over No. 21 Oklahoma on Tuesday night. And while it may not

  • Men's Basketball | February 12, 2016

    Johnson provides Cats post presence

    D.J. Johnson has explained how blessed he feels to be back from injury numerous times. But the blessing might be equally felt by his Kansas State teammates. As Johnson has made his way back to full form this season, the Wildcats have received a


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