• Narrow marijuana measure has merit

    Though some folks are already sounding the alarm, there’s no reason to believe that the marijuana bill the Kansas House of Representatives passed last week is the first move toward recreational use of marijuana in Kansas. The Kansas Legislature .

  • There are better ways to stimulate state economy

    To the Editor: Most of us like the idea of economic growth for Kansas, and we can support our governor’s goal to make that happen, but not his roadmap to get us there. The point of Gov. Sam Brownback’.

  • Support Manhattan schools by voting to ‘Yes’ on LOB

    To the Editor: Please vote “Yes” for the increase in the USD 303 local option budget and please be sure to mail in your ballot. If this motion carries, it will absolutely make a difference in the class size and options .

  • Griep, Conlon earn Big 12 honors

    Kansas State baseball’s Shane Conlon and Nate Griep were named the Big 12 Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the period ending May 10, as the Wildcats had two players recognized by the conference for the second straight week. .

  • Wildcats ink seven spring signees

    The Kansas State track and field program has announced the signing of seven additional student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season. The spring signees join a 2015 recruiting class that now totals 15 athletes — eight on the men’s side .

  • Double Play competes in Salina tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Double Play 12-and-under softball team saw action May 9 at the Blue and Gold tournament at the Bill Burke sports complex in Salina. In pool play the team was 2-0.  In Game 1, Toree Hoobler pitched four innings, .

  • Manhattan Optimist Rebels win Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed in the USSSA Lake Shawnee Mother’s Day tournament last Saturday.  The Rebels’ pitching dominated the tournament, allowing only two hits in three shutout games. The Rebels won Game 1 13-0 against .

  • Sweet Heat plays in Augusta tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Sweet Heat traveled to Augusta this past weekend for a tournament.  They opened with the Wichita Synergy, getting a late hit from Sam Berg to push ahead for a 5-4 win. Because of rain on .

  • Rains wash away progress on ditch improvement project

    Heavy rains last week damaged an ongoing drainage project near the Big Blue River, washing away progress on a grading project that so far has cost the county $49,964. Public works director Leon Hobson told Riley County commissioners Monday it’s .

  • Foundation campaign reminds donors ‘You can’t take it with you’ Henricks.phatch

    The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once penned a famous line. “Let me tell you about the very rich,” the “Great Gatsby” author wrote in a 1926 short story. “They are different from you and me.” However, if you asked Vern Henricks, .

  • Commission to review priorities for 2015

    The Manhattan City Commission will review its 2015 goals and priorities on Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This session will not be televised. In January, the commission highlighted seven primary areas for the city administration .

  • Songwriter hopes her music will inspire others Neighbor.phatch

    Leah Watts, a K-State music education senior, has a mantra: be fearless. So when she heard about a competition for a chance to perform on the Cenex Main Stage at the Kicker Country Stampede, she entered. “I want to be .


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