Thursday, November 26, 2015


  • Local | July 20, 2014

    Getting back in the swing of things: Group revives folk dancing tradition


    Sometimes in the journalism business, you get to participate in the event you’re covering to bring a special perspective to the reader. Well, on Saturday evening, I did something quite daring. I danced in a well-lit room — in public. Dancers and musicians of all

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2014

    Vacancies for new hotels? Local developers say yes


    The local hotel market has become an overcrowded affair. According to Smith Travel Research, Manhattan’s hotel occupancy rate has declined from 67.9 percent with 886 available rooms in 2007 to 56.3 percent with 1,263 available rooms in 2013. The city’s occupancy rate in 2013 is near the 56.1 percent average for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    Trial set for man accused of injuring 2 motorcyclists

    An Ogden man accused of multiple charges connected to an April accident that left two motorcycle riders seriously injured was bound over and scheduled for an arraignment Friday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled an arraignment hearing for Johnny Cossey, 38, on Aug. 4.

  • General Activities | July 20, 2014

    Gritton, Myers win junior golf tournament

    Local youth golfers from around the area competed in the Manhattan City Junior Championship Thursday and Friday, with Cole Gritton bringing home the overall boys’ championship and Macie Myers winning the overall girls’ title. The Junior Championship, the final event in the Manhattan Junior Golf

  • Football | July 20, 2014

    Lockett named to Walter Camp Award watch list

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    Wrapping up a two-week span of honors, Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett was named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Award — the nation’s most outstanding player — the Walter Camp Foundation announced Friday. A native of Tulsa, Okla., Lockett is a

  • Baseball | July 20, 2014

    Hill knew Sawyers was the right pick for Cats

    When Kansas State hitting coach Mike Clement made the decision to leave for Ole Miss last week, head coach Brad Hill said just one name came to mind. That name, was Andy Sawyers. Sawyers had been Hill’s hitting coach in 2009 and 2010, before departing for

  • Arts, Leisure | July 20, 2014

    Children take to the water at sailing camp

    For the first time on Thursday, one group of local children sailed the high seas — or rather, the waters at Tuttle Creek Lake. The children, ages 8 to 12, attended a free sailing camp as a part of the Blue Valley Youth Sailing Foundation. They learned to

  • Off The Beat | July 20, 2014

    McCartney show left lasting memories


    I am a person who likes things far too much, and few things show this more clearly than my love of the Beatles. So when I recently had the opportunity to see Paul McCartney perform live, I knew it would be an experience I would

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 20, 2014

    Junction City goes under voluntary water restriction

    Juntion City is under voluntary water restriction, the city announced in a press release on Friday. Greg McCaffery, municipal services director, announced that the city issued a water watch in response to an overall increase in water use over the previous seven consecutive days. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    RCPD seeking information about possible copper thefts

    The Riley County Police Department has responded to and initiated investigations into several thefts of copper in the Manhattan and Riley County area over the past few years and is now seeking out victims who may have left these thefts unreported. “Reporting a crime to

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