• Coalition aims to improve access to healthy, local food

    SALINA — The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition is working to improve access to healthy food options for Riley County residents. Coalition leaders expanded their knowledge of community food system assessment at a Healthy Foods Summit that took place Tuesday in Salina — .

  • City approves artificial turf upgrades at Anneberg Park

    City commissioners on Tuesday approved plans to install artificial turf on one soccer field at Frank Anneberg Park. The project, expected to cost about $2.7 million, will also install artificial turf on four softball infields and replace field lights at the .

  • Good riddance to $25 ATM limit

    The punitive and insulting $25 daily limit on how much Kansans who receive cash assistance from the state could withdraw from ATMs is gone — done away with before it even took effect. Good. Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for .


    Charles James “Jimmy” Christiansen, 56, of Randolph, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Jimmy was born June 16, 1959, in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Christian and Mildred Audrey “Dolly” (Perrine) .


    Walter Svenkesen, Jr., 60, of Wakefield, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Walter was born June 16, 1955, to Walter Sr. and Dorothy (Shafarsky) Svenkesen in Nyack, New York. He played .


    Jack Glenn Haller, 92, of Blue Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at Blue Valley Senior Living. Arrangements are pending, and complete obituary information will follow at a later time. Services arranged by Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville..

  • President Obama is right to pursue prison reform

    President Obama is right to pursue prison reform To the Editor: Isn’t it strange that now that the Republicans are in control of the U.S. House and Senate, bills are passed easily and without a lot of controversy? .

  • Woman reports mysterious search

    A woman in Pottawatomie County reported that she was pulled over early Tuesday morning by a man impersonating a police officer. According to a release by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, the victim said she was driving east on .


    Opal M. Humbert, 89, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Wamego Health Center. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley..


    Elberta June Yunk, 90, of Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at her home. The family provided some of the following information. Elberta, or Bert as she was better known, was the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Auldridge) Kaser. She was born March 19, 1925, .

  • New Vanier Complex ready for season Ksucolor.mercury

    After seven months of contruction, the new Vanier Family Football Complex is open and ready for business. Wildcat coaches and staff moved into the building this week, while the football team reported to camp on Wednesday for the 2015 season. “It .

  • On-field safety key for K-State

    The Kansas State baseball team rarely relies on a child to take care of bat-retrieving duties, but when the Wildcats have, safety has always come first, according to a K-State athletics official. K-State has mostly relied on student managers to .


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