• K-State set to launch $1 billion campaign Friday

    K-State will launch a $1 billion fundraising campaign with an invitation-only kickoff event Friday night. The multi-year initiative, called “Innovation & Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University,” is part of the effort to make K-State a top-50 public research institution .

  • Potential indictment delays man’s preliminary hearing

    A Leonardville man arrested in an August drug bust had his preliminary hearing rescheduled Friday. Tony Ray Dugan, 35, will have a new preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Lora Ingels, Dugan’s attorney, told District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser that .

  • It’s not quite extra, but it’s nice to have

    Given the wrenching saga of the Kansas budget, the chronic funding problems of public schools and the succession of university tuition increases, word Thursday that Riley County is ahead for the year by $3.5 million is a breath of fresh air. .

  • At long last, a proper welcome

    Yet another bit of good local news involves progress — tangible progress — on a sign atop a bridge pier in the Kansas River greeting motorists entering Manhattan on K-177. For years such a sign seemed like a good idea that was .

  • Why has K-State’s nationally recognized Powercat suddenly become endangered?

    To the Editor: Kansas State University’s nationally recognized symbol, the Powercat, is disappearing from use. Why? No one we’ve talked to about it seems to know or be willing to say. Powercats are no longer used by the .

  • Donate canned food at Saturday’s game

    To the Editor: As the holiday seasons roll around, it is a time to be thankful and blessed, to be in a place called home, surrounded by loved ones. Here at Kansas State University, we are a “family,” and our .

  • Two people injured in St. George collision

    Two people were injured in a head-on collision Thursday morning near St. George. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jeffrey Lee Freeman, 52, Topeka, was driving a 2014 Dodge truck northbound near 2355 Maple Hill Road at 8:55 a.m. For .


    Richard “Dick” Dean Powell, 76, of St. George, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Richard was born on June 16, 1939, in Manhattan to Harold and LaVera (Hupe) Powell. After high school, Dick went to plumbing school and .

  • Indians beat improved Trojans, 1-0 Soccer3.mercury

    Coming in to Thursday’s match between Topeka High and the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, head coach Frank Alonso knew the Trojans were an improved team. With a .500 record and some quality showings against the league’s top teams, .


    Madilyn “Madie” Rose Mall, 6, of Riley, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 1, 2009, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Josh Mall and Mandy Schooler. Madie was in kindergarten .


    Knox Jay Dutton, 1, of Smithville, Missouri, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. He was the son of Shiloh and Brooke Dutton. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at Smithville United .


    Verna Alice Wiard, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She was born on Nov. 17, 1921, in Leonardville. She was the daughter of Herbert C. and Mary V. (Hanson) Johnson. On May 14, 1942, she was married to .


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