• Board president voices concern with block grant funding

    The lack of education finance formula talk this legislative session had two people worried Monday during an intergovernmental luncheon. The state will replace the current school finance formula with block grants for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, with plans .

  • Confederate flag is a symbol of bigotry

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley might have been slow to come around, but she was correct on Monday to call on the South Carolina Legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. In a gubernatorial debate last year .

  • County proposal to charge for lawn waste is ‘hooey’

    To the Editor: Let me make sure I understand this correctly. Riley County wants to charge me $10 to drop off my two or three bags of lawn waste at the transfer point. Then it will use that waste to make .

  • Censuring or expelling legislator is preposterous

    To the Editor: Does it strike anyone else as the least bit disingenuous that a committee of our Legislature is in the process of considering whether to censure or expelling a member of the minority party for a failure to .

  • Austerity, not excess, is now the rule in Greece

    To the Editor: I appreciated reading the column Sunday by Dale R. Herspring on the problem of Greece’s debt. He certainly has a thorough understanding of the situation. However, there is a significant mistake in his article.  It .

  • BONNIE A. CARMEAN

    Bonnie Alaine Carmean, 92, of Alma, formerly of Mesa, Arizona, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the St. Marys Manor. The family provided some of the following information. Bonnie moved to Alma three years ago to be closer to her family. She .

  • CALVIN E. MUCKENTHALER

    Calvin Edward Muckenthaler, 83, of Wamego, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in McFarland, the son of Eugene H. and Anna .

  • SHIRLEY H. JOHNSON

    Shirley H. Johnson, 70, of Riley, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. She was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Greenville, Kentucky, the daughter of Boyce and Iva (Buchanan) Hocker. She was raised by her mother and step-father, .

  • Weber: Cats will be better

    To hear Kansas State coach Bruce Weber talk about it, one might think last year’s Wildcats were just a group of guys throwing around a basketball two nights a week. Maybe that’s not too far off though. Last .

  • Wildcats earn preseason recognition

    Ten Kansas State football players have earned preseason honors, as various college football magazines have released their Preseason All-America and All-Big 12 teams. Seniors Dante Barnett and Cody Whitehair both earned All-Big 12 accolades from all the major preseason publications, which includes .

  • Optimist Diamonds compete at Hitfest

    The 10-and-under Manhattan Optimist Diamonds softball team went 2-3 last week at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Lees Summit, Mo.  The Diamonds faced teams from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.  Meg Henry led the pitching efforts for the Diamonds with 23 .

  • Optimist Prime struggles in El Dorado

    Lack of hitting made for a short visit to the USSSA West State tournament last weekend in El Dorado for the Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team. The Wichita Elite beat the Prime 7-0 in the first game. Grace .





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