• Jury finds Fort Riley soldier not guilty of rape

    A jury found a Fort Riley soldier not guilty of rape Thursday after a series of he-said/she-said testimonies the day before. After the verdict was returned Thursday morning, the woman ran out of Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom crying. .

  • ‘Nissan Yacht’ post draws flood of ‘buyers’

    A K-State student’s gag listing for a “mini-yacht” blew up on the Internet this week — and led to a few real offers from buyers. Nathan Hutchison, a senior in industrial engineering, said after the flash floods that hit the .

  • KSU associate dean leaving for WSU

    An associate dean at Kansas State University will be the dean of Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business, WSU announced Wednesday. Anand Desai will join the Barton school in July, replacing interim dean James Jordan-Wagner. Desai is associate .

  • Food scientist explains why listeria showing up more often

    Listeria, a foodborne pathogen, is the cause of 16 different recalls in just two months. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why it is appearing in products typically not associated with the bacteria. “Listeria is a group of bacteria .

  • Student receives scholarship to study Russian in Kyrgyzstan

    Kansas State University student Joel Blankenship, sophomore in political science, history and international studies, Valley Center, has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for 2015-2016. The National Security Education Program sponsors the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships. Boren .

  • Tobacco tax revenue would be ill used

    There’s an excellent reason to support raising tobacco taxes, even to the extent that Gov. Sam Brownback proposed at the outset of the 2015 legislative session. Unfortunately, it’s not the reason the Brownback administration has in mind. A tax .

  • NRA political clout killed scientific research on guns

    To the Editor: Ron Johnson’s opinion piece “Hit job” on NRA unprofessional,” was filled with so much disinformation that it’s hard to known where to start. While it is true that the NRA does not have the authority .

  • Heavy rain allows us to hold off on watering

    To the Editor: Hallelujah for Monday’s wonderful deluge of rain, from northeast Kansas to southwest Kansas. Now, since our sprinkler systems aren’t smart enough to detect moisture in the ground, I recommend that we act in absentia in .

  • MHS swimmers top Spartans on senior day Scipio200medley.phatch

    Facing a partial squad from Emporia Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium, the Manhattan High swim team scored a clean sweep on senior day. The Indians won each of the 11 swimming events at the meet, with Emporia’s only win .

  • ‘The Mikado’ takes a pop turn at the MAC G.w.clift1

    Penny Cullers, local arts stalwart, is currently the Artistic Director of Manhattan Arts Center. She has directed a version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” which runs through this weekend. Like Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” which .


    Ronald J. Sweat, 77, of Manhattan, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born June 25, 1937, in Kirwin, the son of Eugene and Jean (Stuckman) Sweat. Ron was raised .


    Judy Lea Dummermuth Benson, 71, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 2, 1943, in Waterville, to Frederick M. and Isabelle Sawin Dummermuth. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving .


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