Thursday, May 26, 2016


  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 23, 2015

    How much does that roundabout really cost?

    Q: Will it really cost the city $5 million to build a roundabout? A: No. Well, at least the answer is no if you’re referring to the proposed roundabout at the intersection where West Anderson Avenue crosses Kimball Avenue as it becomes Scenic Drive. There

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies in rape hearing

    A Fort Riley soldier who is accused of rape in an Aug. 30 incident in the parking lot of the local movie theater appeared in court Friday morning for his preliminary hearing. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 23, Fort Riley, allegedly raped a woman, born in 1995 and identified in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Man pleads in stabbing case

    An Ogden man accused of stabbing a man in the neck during a July robbery pleaded no contest on Thursday to aggravated battery. As part of his plea negotiations, Johnny Cossey, 38, had the remainder of his charges dismissed for his role in the July 20 robbery

  • Local |Education | January 23, 2015

    7th person files for USD 378

    A seventh person filed to run for a spot on the Riley County school board Thursday afternoon. Jared Larson of Leonardville put his name in for the April 7 election. He is a third-grade teacher at Keith L. Ware Elementary on Fort Riley. “I’m from

  • Editorials | January 23, 2015

    Justice selection method works well

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach doesn’t think the justices on the Kansas Supreme Court hold a candle to those Kansans who are tapped for positions in the federal court system. The reason, he said, is that the way the federal court system chooses its

  • Columns | January 23, 2015

    ‘Fierce urgency of now’ needed

    Having begun in August, the continuous demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., now represent the longest period of active protests in the United States since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. In his piece about “the new

  • Movies | January 23, 2015

    ‘Blackhat’ feels like a sequel that is missing part one


    Chris Hemsworth stars as improbably physical computer hacker Nick Hathaway in director Michael Mann’s “Blackhat.” Serving time for hacking some bank computer systems, Hemsworth finds a way to use his skills by hacking over a cellphone. The unrepentant Hathaway carries his hacking attitude in

  • January 23, 2015


    Robert Charles “Bob” Patterson, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at his home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born far from his beloved plains in Philadelphia, Pa., to parents Jean Wedeman and Robert Archibald Patterson on Dec. 11, 1947. Soon after Bob’s

  • Obituaries | January 23, 2015


    James L. Copeland, 83, of Manhattan died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born on April 7, 1931, in Champaign, Ill., and had been a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • January 23, 2015

    MHS boys run past Mill Valley, 63-53

    MCPHERSON — Coming into Thursday’s opener at the McPherson Invitational, Benji George wanted to speed up the pace of the Mill Valley Jaguars. The plan worked, as the Indians forced 22 turnovers and led most of the afternoon in a 63-53 win at McPherson High’s

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