Sunday, August 30, 2015



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  • Football | August 25, 2015

    Nelson officially out for season

    The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said Monday only that the former Kansas State All-American suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the season. Nelson, one of

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 24, 2015

    Commission pushes for repeal of tax lid

    Riley County commissioners will submit proposed legislation to the Kansas Association of Counties pushing for repeal of the state-imposed tax lid that limits the amount of funding counties can collect through property taxes. The tax lid requires city and county governments to hold special elections

  • Local |Education | August 24, 2015

    District submits ‘efficiency’ document

    USD 383 submitted a document to state finance officials Monday outlining why it should receive special funds over other districts. The district asked the State Finance Council for $498,000 in “extraordinary need funding” to offset the cost of teaching 108 additional students this year. It is one of 38

  • Local |Neighbors | August 24, 2015

    Woman finds painting therapeutic after near-paralysis

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    It wasn’t until she found herself nearly paralyzed, having lost most of the movement in her hands, that Myrna Filion discovered her love of painting. Her passion may have arisen at an unlikely time, but it has nonetheless changed her life in more ways

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 24, 2015

    Trial set for man accused of assaulting police officer

    An October trial has been set for an Ogden man accused of a June 2 aggravated assault on an law enforcement officer. Timothy Flanagan, 29, has a jury trial set for Oct. 30 after pleading not guilty on Monday at Riley County District Court in front of Judge

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 24, 2015

    Commissioners to discuss park plan

    The Manhattan City Commission will discuss the City Park Master Plan on Tuesday. The work session starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall. The master plan involves creating a concept for how to improve City Park in the future. City administrators will present two concepts

  • Football | August 24, 2015

    Somber locker room says it all on Nelson’s injury

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    PITTSBURGH — None of the Packers were coming out and saying it, but the looks on their faces and the words coming out of their mouths seemed to confirm the suspicion. Former Kansas State All-American and Riley County standout Jordy Nelson is out for the season.

  • Football | August 24, 2015

    Willis aims to fill Mueller’s shoes

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    If Jordan Willis has any hope of filling the void at defensive end left by Ryan Mueller, he knows it will be done with a big motor. Ask almost anyone within the Kansas State football program about Mueller and they’ll typically point to his

  • Football | August 24, 2015

    QB Waters hopes to stick with Seahawks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Earlier in the summer, former Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters was busy helping former teammate and wide receiver Curry Sexton with some youth football camps around Kansas. Once that was over, Waters went back to his hometown — Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Iowa

  • Editorials | August 24, 2015

    Heroic act shines over troubled world

    Apart from some timely heroism aboard a train in France, it hasn’t been a good few days for the world.  A sampling of recent or lingering woes: • Stock markets across the globe have plummeted, with the drops attributed to concerns about China’s


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