• New floodplain map takes effect March 16

    If you live near a body of water, circle March 16 on your calendar. That’s when the area’s new floodplain maps officially take effect – and therefore it’s the date homeowners with mortgages in high-risk areas will need valid .

  • Where is it legal to drink in Manhattan?

    Q: Where can I drink in Manhattan? A: Everyone knows the answer to that: Aggieville. Kidding — sort of. Of course, there are lots of great bars in Manhattan, both in Aggieville and out. But you’re not asking about which .

  • Senator says budget move steals from KSU

    TOPEKA — A proposed budget for Kansas’ higher education system approved by a state Senate committee Thursday would shift money away from Kansas State University and the main University of Kansas campus to other schools. “It’s stealing from the pot .

  • KSU renames computer network iSIS to KSIS

    Kansas State University’s is renaming its electronic student information system to avoid using an acronym of a terrorist group. KSIS, or the K-State Student Information System, is the new official name for the university’s system that was previously .

  • Judge denies evidence requests, grants new trial date

    A judge on Thursday denied a defense attorney’s request to suppress evidence gathered during a search of his client’s cell phone. State prosecutors believe the text messages recovered from the phone could link the defendant to two area .

  • Soldier waives preliminary hearing in infant death case

    Prosecutors were ready to proceed with a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter. However, when the judge entered the courtroom on Friday morning, the defense asked for a few .

  • Fake Patty’s Day is quite real

    If we were superstitious, we might worry about the fact that the moon will be full on Fake Patty’s Day. Instead, we’ll simply extend the hope, as we have for a number of years now, that the college .

  • Colonel talks African deployment at luncheon

    Africa is “a big damn continent.” That was the gist of the message from Col. Peter Minalga, as he spoke to a group of citizens at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s monthly military relations luncheon on Wednesday at the .

  • Indians cruise past Wichita SE 15.phatch

    With a 69-26 win over Wichita Southeast in Thursday’s Class 6A sub-state semifinal, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has one more obstacle in its path to reach next week’s state tournament. It’s a familiar foe, too, .

  • A bad idea is buried

    Where such ideas come from is anyone’s guess, but at least one cockamamie education proposal that surfaced in the Kansas Legislature all but died Thursday in the House Education Committee. At issue was a bill that would prohibit anyone .

  • Valley Heights girls into sub-state finals

    The Valley Heights girls used a strong second quarter to build a sizeable lead against Doniphan West in its 54-29 win in Thursday’s Class 1A-Div. I sub-state semifinal at Frankfort. In a battle between Mustangs, Valley Heights outscored its .

  • Does Spirit of 1787 exist today?

    The Constitution is remarkably resilient. Changed an average of once a decade, the two-century old document has adapted to the times. Or has it? Compromises on the slave trade pushed an inevitable conflict back until civil war was necessary. Millions .






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