• Department heads request more money

    Riley County commissioners continued the early stages of the budget process on Thursday, when several department heads and outside agencies presented their budget requests for the 2016 fiscal year. Requests will continue next week, with budget work sessions to follow. Public .

  • Store in ghost town to reopen as gallery

    The Volland Store near Alma is set to celebrate its reinvention on Sunday. The space, formerly a general store, will reopen as a venue for meetings, reunions, weddings, art exhibits and more. It will host a grand opening from noon .

  • Two schools closed

    Two Manhattan elementary schools were closed Friday after power problems related to thunderstorms during the night. USD 383 director of communications and safety Michele Jones said Bergman Elementary lost power and Lee Elementary had an air conditioning problem related to the .

  • City officials plan no cleanup after storm

    City manager Ron Fehr said on Friday that Manhattan isn’t planning a citywide cleanup effort following Thursday night’s storms that downed trees and knocked out power. Forestry and public works crews will continue to remove tree branches and .

  • Melgares in running for national award

    Manhattan High head cross country coach Susan Melgares is a decorated distance coach in the state of Kansas, but now she’s taking her act national. The longtime coach of the Indians was nominated this spring for the Brooks Running .

  • Regional kids draw attention to Midwest

    Every now and then, flyover country has its moment. There have been a couple of them recently, and we’d like to make note. These aren’t particular to Manhattan or even just Kansas, but we still can’t help .

  • Friends of K-State Libraries to present ‘Jazz in June’ event

    The Friends of the K-State Libraries will present “Jazz in June: The Colors of Jazz,” featuring the Kansas State University Faculty Jazztet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room. Guests will enjoy an evening of jazz, .

  • You can’t (hardly) go wrong with new video releases G.w.clift1

    For some strange combination of reasons, June will be a swell month for movies newly released on home viewing media. There have been some months recently when “Chappie,” “Serena,” and “Project Almanac” might have been the big titles. This month .

  • Area artists to participate in art fair at Washburn

    TOPEKA — Three area artists will participate in the 23rd annual Mulvane Art Fair at Washburn University on Saturday and Sunday. Kristin Collier of Alta Vista, Pake McNally of Belvue and Judith Willingham of Manhattan will be part of the 90-plus .

  • KSU’s Launch a Business starts with kickoff event

    Entrepreneurs, mentors and College of Business Administration faculty and students came together recently to stimulate the Kansas startup economy with a kickoff event for the Kansas State University Launch a Business program. The program, which is sponsored by KS State .

  • 2 vet students place second in essay contest

    Two Kansas State University veterinary medical students recently placed in the 2015 Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical History Society. The competition’s winning essays included those penned by the university’s Ellen Kim, Denver, .

  • Mittie Adds Stoglin-Reed to staff

    Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced Thursday the addition of Stephanie Stoglin-Reed to the staff for the 2015-16 season. Stoglin-Reed will serve as the team’s coordinator of recruiting operations. “Through the process Stephanie’s name .


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