• Blazes flare up across county

    Fire threatened several houses, devoured two power poles and burned along Top of the World Drive. “We were out fighting fires over the weekend from the viaduct to Randolph,” said Pat Collins, Riley County fire chief. The largest fire burned 140 .

  • Beer at Twin Oaks, 2035 plan on tap for commissioners

    If the Manhattan City Commission approves beer sales at Twin Oaks Complex during its meeting on Tuesday, it would be doing so without a city staff recommendation. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Streeter Enterprises, the concessionaire .

  • Stylist accustomed to cutting new paths Neighbor.phatch

    Sometimes, it takes just one conversation to change a life’s direction. Today, Kent Yeager is the owner and master stylist at Hair Shapers and Color Design. About four decades ago, he was a Florida man unsure about his life .

  • Volunteers needed to staff rural fire departments

    The Riley County Fire Department needs about 30 more volunteer firefighters, especially during burning season, according to its director. Emergency management director Pat Collins said Monday at a Riley County Commission meeting that crews were busy this weekend as burning season .

  • Will Ebola ‘be over’ by summer?

    It was one year ago today that the World Health Organization confirmed that the Ebola virus was the cause of a wave of deaths in Guinea. By then, 59 people had been killed and the virus was just gathering momentum. Actually, .

  • School board incumbents handle difficult times well

    To the Editor: I urge the voters in USD 383 to vote for Leah Fliter, Dave Colburn, Curt Hermann and Daryl Edie — the four incumbents — for school board. They are a major part of an experienced board that works smoothly together .

  • Morse is superbly qualified to serve on City Commission

    To the Editor: From time to time, Manhattan has chosen exceptionally dedicated city leaders. We are lucky to have another such opportunity now in electing Linda Morse. Widely respected in Manhat-tan, Linda’s public service in-cludes not only her work .

  • ‘Gunman’ isn’t really bad, but its story isn’t well-told G.w.clift1

    At least there’s never any point of view problem with the new action movie “The Gunman.” Sean Penn is in nearly every scene. The now craggy but fit Penn is still a critics’ favorite, despite the indifference of large .

  • ROBERT SUMNERS

    Robert D. Sumners, 67, of rural Westmoreland, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 10, 1947, at Stockdale to Allan and Maxine (Bowman) Sumners and attended schools there .

  • ROBERT F. ‘BOB’ JACKSON

    Robert F. “Bob” Jackson, 67, of Blue Rapids, died at his home on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born Nov. 28, 1947, at Marysville, to Sherman W. and Verna M. (Schmitz) Jackson.  He married Patsy .

  • TED SAMUELSON

    Theodore “Ted” Carl Samuelson, 81, Manhattan, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, while working on his farm in Frankfort. He was born on Nov. 20, 1933, in Frankfort. He was the son of Carl Theodor Gottfrid and Ruth Evelyn Carlson Samuelson. He was baptized and confirmed .

  • Wildcats come unraveled in second half Mittie.phatch

    Jeff Mittie’s message to his Wildcats following their 67-48 loss to Missouri was simple — don’t let the last 15 minutes of Sunday’s game define their season. He’s right. But that span of 15 minutes will define his team’.







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