Wednesday, July 27, 2016


  • Obituaries | July 21, 2016


    Joe Carothers, 80, Manhattan, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his home in Manhattan. He was born on June 29, 1936, in Anthony. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

  • Letters | July 21, 2016

    On commission pay, Boyd’s silence speaks volumes

    To the Editor: Riley County Commissioner Ben Wilson proposed rolling back his salary. Commissioner Ron Wells pro-posed to freeze his. Commissioner Robert Boyd’s silence said it all. Elect Marvin Rodriguez in the 2nd District.

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    City OKs LGBT protection ordinance

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is on track to receive discrimination protections beginning this fall. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously passed the first reading Tuesday of an amended anti-discrimination ordinance to provide protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. These

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2016

    Cross-country race makes midway pit stop in Manhattan


    A caravan of 19 solar-powered cars made a pit stop in Manhattan on Wednesday to soak up some rays. The Solar Car Challenge, a science and engineering competition featuring about 400 students and teachers, stopped in Manhattan’s Blue Earth Plaza for a rest day during a

  • Local |Government & Politics | July 20, 2016

    Panel approves 3 judge candidates

    A nominating commission has submitted the names of three candidates for 21st Judicial District court judge to Gov. Sam Brownback, the Office of Judicial Administration announced Tuesday. Brownback will have 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy left by Judge David Stutzman, who stepped

  • Editorials | July 20, 2016

    Riley County Fair promises hot times

    We don’t know who’ll claim the ribbons at this year’s Riley County Fair, but we’ll bet that temperatures hovering around 100 degrees will ensure handsome profits for folks selling lemonade. (We doubt, however, that the heat interferes with the 4-H Bake Sale,

  • Local | July 20, 2016

    Heat index expected to hit 109 degrees this weekend

    A combination of hot days and steamy nights will produce a heat wave over the central plains region this week. Forecasts for northeast Kansas are predicting high daytime temperatures of around 102 Thursday through Saturday with predicted heat index readings hovering between 108 and 109. An excessive heat

  • Letters | July 20, 2016

    Thanks for making benefit garage sale a huge success

    To the Editor: Last weekend I had a garage sale at the First Presbyterian Church here in Manhattan. This was a benefit to raise money for MECP2 Duplication Syndrome treatment and research. The garage sale was a huge success.  We raised just over $5,000!   I am

  • Letters | July 20, 2016

    You can count on Rodriguez to control county spending

    To the Editor: On Aug. 2, we will be having a very urgent primary election. With municipal budgets, expenditures and salaries continuing to rise, it really seems to be leaving us all in a state of dissension and apathy. A government that governs the best is

  • Letters | July 20, 2016

    Event on the 1951 flood educational, enlightening

    To the Editor: A big thank-you goes to the speakers who recently shared information about the 1951 flood, which ravaged many parts of Kansas. Mary Knapp, assistant Kansas climatologist, showed charts of the heavy rain in May, June and July of that year. Rivers were full,

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