• Harper Lee’s ‘new’ novel to change the way students study her work

    The release of “Go Set a Watchman,” a “new” novel by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper lee, has inspired discussions about changes to Lee’s iconic characters and a the effect on her legacy. As a high school English .

  • Sunset Zoo promotes two employees

    Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo announced two staff promotions on Thursday. Ella Casey is now assistant zoo director and Kirk Nemechek was named curator of animal care. Casey served as the zoo’s marketing and development officer for the last four .

  • Organizers get ready for rural concert on Oregon Trail

    What happens when music meets a meadow? That sounds like an unusual combination. Today we’ll learn about an initiative which brings together high quality symphonic music, genuine western history, and pristine natural beauty in rural Kansas. Wayne Kruse is .

  • Testing soil before you plant is important step

    The Kansas healthy yards and communities recommendation is to have your soil tested every three to five years or prior to a new planting. The soil test will identify the soil pH and nutrient levels to determine if turf, shrubs, .

  • New Russian naval doctrine should matter to U.S.

    I mentioned to a colleague that the Russians have a new naval doctrine and that it is certain to have a major impact on the Kremlin’s military. My friend was disinterested, observing that Kansas is about far as you .

  • Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, August 10, 2015 9:00 –  BCF 9:00 Brandon, Ashley Status (15 TR 920 DUI – 1st) JJC III 9:00 Brannon, Dawn Pay or Appear (13 CR 324 Cks) BRW III 9:00 Cahill, James Status (15 CR 392 CDP) JJC III 9:00 Calhoun, Jason Arr. (15 CR 354 Poss. of Meth. w/i Dist., etc.) JWG .

  • Website: Manhattan No.-1 college community

    The K-State college experience now includes living in the No. 1 college town in the country, according to a recent Livability.com study. The study said the Little Apple “delivers a crisp slice of life to college students and residents.” The .

  • Does Manhattan have an ordinance against public nudity?

    Q: I’ve heard a hullabaloo about some nudists in Topeka, where public nudity is apparently legal — what about Manhattan? Must I wear clothes whilst in public? A: Ah yes, Steven Herrold, the Topekan who enjoys hiking and biking in .

  • Five Guys, Mattress Firm coming to Manhattan

    Manhattan residents will soon be able to eat themselves into a food coma and then find a place to sleep it off right next door. Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Mattress Firm are slated to occupy a building under .

  • K-State requiring training to prevent sexual assaults

    New and returning students at Kansas State University now must undergo training to help prevent sexual assaults. “Kansas State University is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide taking a new approach to alcohol and sexual assault prevention,” according to a .

  • Retired RCPD K9 Dino dies

    Dino, a recently-retired K9 officer with the Riley County Police Department, has died after experiencing deteriorating health issues because of old age. A German shepherd who spent 11 years serving the community, Dino retired last year to spend time with his .

  • Cats have big hole at center

    Much of the talk this offseason has been about Kansas State’s need for a quarterback. But beyond the Wildcats losing Jake Waters and the most prolific quarterback-wide receiver combination in school history is another loss that goes just as .


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