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  • Columns | October 12, 2014

    Russia’s budget sets up clash with reality

    Russia is coming face to face with a new and perhaps even more difficult domestic problem than those it has faced in recent years. In the last few years, Moscow has had a tendency to shift money from domestic projects to those that strengthen military

  • Manhattan High School | October 10, 2014

    Manhattan reclaims Silver Trophy, wins 16-7

    JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High football team reclaimed the Silver Trophy Friday night at Al Simpler Stadium, winning 16-7 on a cold, rainy night in Junction City. The Indians led 16-7 with the ball with less than five minutes on the clock in the fourth

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 10, 2014

    Gay marriage takes small step forward here


    Riley County is not turning away same-sex marriage applications, but it’s not yet clear if they’ll be approved. Riley residents Darci Bohnenblust and Joleen Hickman, a same-sex couple of 19 years, applied for a marriage license Thursday, and the court took in the application.

  • Local |Business | October 10, 2014

    Attendees face bad weather during annual charity event


    Organizers aren’t planning to stop the annual Promenade on Poyntz event, but the string of good luck with the weather ended on Thursday. Thursday evening brought a temperature in the mid-50s and rain. Christina Nolte, director of development for Homecare and Hospice, said

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 10, 2014

    Police looking into 3rd robbery

    Riley County police arrested a man on robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with a previously unreported robbery that happened Wednesday. Two other robberies also took place Wednesday in Manhattan. While investigating the two other robberies, detectives found that a third robbery had been committed

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 10, 2014

    Affidavit: Manhattan infant killed in February suffered previous abuse

    An affidavit released Thursday showed that a baby killed in Manhattan in February died as a result of “multiple blunt traumatic injuries” and that she had suffered previous abuse. Alexander McConnell, 22, of Manhattan, a specialist at Fort Riley, was arrested Sept. 29 in connection with death

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 10, 2014

    Democratic candidate for insurance commissioner pledges to seek out fraud

    Dennis Anderson thinks the state insurance commissioner can make a difference, even if some Kansans forget the position even exists. “But that’s how it should be,” he said. “They should be doing the job, not trying to make headlines.” Anderson is the Democratic candidate

  • Manhattan High School | October 10, 2014

    Coughlin working hard in backup role


    Manhattan High senior Brian Coughlin has been working hard in practice for four years now. A seldom-used running back buried on the depth chart, in some cases by talented underclassmen, Coughlin hasn’t had many chances to shine at the varsity level. He’s made

  • Obituaries | October 10, 2014


    James Owensby, 46, of Manhattan, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. James worked for the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center as a procurement officer for 17 years. Prior to that position, he worked as a manager for Wal-Mart and a dog

  • Editorials | October 10, 2014

    Forget Waldo… Where’s Kim?

    Americans who had other plans this weekend, or who thought Ebola and ISIS gave them enough to worry about now are expected to make a little room for Kim Jong-Un. He’s the overweight twentysomething with the goofy haircut — and the son and grandson of

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