• Low humidity keeping rural firefighters busy in burn season

    Rural fire departments in Pottawatomie County have been exceedingly busy the past few weeks, fighting 680 fires since the spring burn season began. Six hundred forty-nine grass fires were recorded in the county in March, with 31 of those (6 percent) out of .

  • Pott County home building continues growth

    Pottawatomie County may have set a record in March for the number of building permits issued. Thirty-six building permits were issued in the county last month at a value of more than $6.7 million. That compares to 29 issued during the same .

  • RCPD reports vehicle theft, rash of weekend burglaries

    Riley County police filed eight reports between Saturday and Sunday for crimes related to motor vehicle theft, vehicle burglary and criminal damage to property. Police responded to seven similar reports a week ago, but are not sure if the cases .

  • MHS opens season with win at Salina

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team opened the 2015 season with a win at the Salina Central Invitational on Monday, edging out Seaman by three strokes to come away with the team title. The Indians shot a 297 on the day, while .

  • ‘Furious Seven’: Good thing there’s no law against noisy fun G.w.clift1

    The seventh movie in the loosely-organized series beginning with “The Fast and the Furious” is now in our local twelve-plex. “Furious Seven” isn’t new or imaginative and it doesn’t mean anything or, frankly, make any sense. But there’.

  • Leave tuition decisions to Regents

    The tuition freeze that Senate and House budget negotiators tentatively agreed to last week might sound good to students, but it further complicates efforts at the state’s public universities to provide outstanding educational opportunities. The legislators’ agreement calls for .

  • City policy contributed to worker’s death in trench

    To the Editor: The death of Mr. Wiske should never have happened. I was confused on the initial reporting of the accident that Mr. Wiske was buried up to his waist and later passed away. Only last week did I .

  • Barb Robel, longtime K-State greek adviser, dies at 71

    Barbara K. Robel, a leader of the greek community nationally and at Kansas State University, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at age 71. She died at Wroten House of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. .

  • Stone fence renovation workshop planned

    The Native Stone Scenic Byway Committee will hold its 16th semi-annual stone fence workshop May 2-3 in Wamego. The committee will construct a new fence in   Wamego City Park. It varies from the traditional practice of doing a workshop .

  • JOE CORNELIUS

    Joe Douglas Cornelius, 57, of Manhattan, died Friday afternoon, April 3, 2015, at the home of a friend in St. George. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 15, 1957, at the Fort Riley hospital.  Joe was the .

  • Wildcats in 11th place at Koch Invite

    GASTONIA, N.C. — The Kansas State men’s golf team sat in 11th place entering Tuesday’s action after two rounds of play at the Gary Koch Invitational at the par-72, 7,042-yard Gaston Country Club on Monday. The Wildcats carded .

  • Former Wildcat preping for Masters

    Former Kansas State men’s golfer Robert Streb participated in his first Masters week at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Monday with practice rounds. A four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats from 2006-09, Streb is believed to be .





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