• Board leery of cutting days

    Each day cut from USD 383’s school calendar could save the district $10,000, but some opposed the measure over the potential academic costs. The Manhattan-Ogden school board at a Wednesday work session discussed cutting class days to save money. The board .

  • RCPD learned of Fort Riley bomb plot day before man’s arrest

    The Riley County Police Department received word on Thursday afternoon about Friday’s arrest of a Topeka man attempting to bomb Fort Riley. RCPD director Brad Schoen spoke Thursday during the Riley County Commission meeting about what the department knew. .

  • USD 383 names new assistant superintendent

    Superintendent Robert Shannon named a new assistant superintendent on Wednesday. Eric Reid, the current superintendent of USD 327 Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Genesco in Ellsworth, will assume his duties on July 1. Outgoing associate superintendent Robert Seymour will retire on June 30. Seymour has been in his .

  • Family therapist suggests parents relearn to play

    A Kansas State University family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: Play. “We find that parents lose the ability to play,” Nancy O’Conner said. O’Conner is director of the Kansas .

  • Indians bounce back, win home meet Laurencasper100ydback.phatch

    After splitting the varsity squad last week between a pair of meets in Salina and Olathe, the Manhattan High swim team was back together on Wednesday afternoon. The Indians won the five-team meet comprised of all Centennial League schools, scoring 519 .

  • ‘Longest Ride’ may disappoint author’s biggest fans G.w.clift1

    Watching movies based on Nicholas Sparks’s romance novels will make moviegoers into cynics. And it may be that the latest in this string of chick flicks, “The Longest Ride,” will produce the most silent resistance to this kind of .

  • Hope grows for changes in Cuba

    President Obama and Cuba’s dictator Raul Castro made nice with one another last week in Panama. They were attending the 7th Summit of the Americas. We hope the good feelings lead to an ultimate dismantling of the repressive rule .

  • KSU, St. John’s Military School sign partnership

    Kansas State University will enhance its support of St. John’s Military School after signing a partnership agreement with the institution on Tuesday to assist the school’s students in preparing for higher education. At a ceremony on the St. .

  • RALPH L. BARRETT

    Dr. Ralph Barrett, longtime veterinarian in Burlington, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Life Care Center in Burlington. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 7, 1919, in the Section neighborhood of Coffey County. He was the son .

  • JOHN RAMSEY JR.

    John Ramsey, Jr, 71, of Ogden, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 17, 1944, in Grafton, Illinois. He was the son of John and Alberta (.

  • DWAINE MELLIES

    Dwaine L. Mellies, 76, of Clay Center, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Clay County Medical Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Clay Center. He was the son of Lawrence and Isabelle (Robinson) .

  • Shakespeare, Earth Day, Wonder Workshop stories and more

    Students at Manhattan High School will present William Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Rezac Auditorium at the Manhattan High School West Campus. The students will be producing the show beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday. It runs .





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