• Work stopped at KSU Foundation site for injury investigation

    Steel work at the Kansas State University construction project has stopped as officials investigate a work site injury. A worker was reportedly injured shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday at the construction site of the K-State Foundation building, 1800 Kimball Ave., according .

  • Residents cite housing, mental health as concerns

    Quality of life issues earned high marks among Pottawatomie County residents, but affordable housing and availability of mental health services were among the concerns of those same residents surveyed a year ago for the Pottawatomie County Community Needs Assessment. The .

  • K-State student from Salina wins Goldwater Scholarship

    Kansas State University student Joshua Nelson, Salina, is the university’s newest Barry M. Goldwater scholar, while Aaron Messerla, Manhattan, is a Goldwater scholar honorable mention. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater from .

  • Man shot during attempted robbery still negotiating plea

    Plea negotiations are still in the works for a Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November. Tom Addair, the attorney representing 19-year-old Christopher Hudgins who is accused of attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy and .

  • Let’s not overlook Arbor Day

    The Washington Times doesn’t think much of Earth Day. Maybe the conservative newspaper is correct. Maybe, as it contends in an editorial, Earth Day, which since its inception in 1970 has been commemorated on April 22, “hijacked” the traditional celebration of .

  • Spencers Theatre of Illusion a great family show Christopher.conner1

    The McCain Performance Series continued Sunday afternoon with Spencers Theatre of Illusion. Kevin and Cindy Spencer are the husband and wife duo behind the show, with Kevin being the stage presence while Cindy serves as the assistant onstage and behind .

  • Indians take 2nd at home triangular Scipio 50free.phatch

    In a rare Monday meet, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team took second place in a home triangular with Emporia and Hays at the KSU Natatorium. Because of KSHSAA rules about scheduling events that conflict with other activities, the .

  • Ballet set at McCain

    The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “Don Quixote,” the ballet based on Miguel de Cervantes’ epic tale of romance and chivalry at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. The full-length ballet, set in imperial .

  • ‘No Exit’ performed at K-State’s new Purple Masque G.w.clift1

    K-State’s still new-ish School of Music, Theater, and Dance recently got a major facility up-grade. While a lot of area play-goers have warm feelings about the frequently over-heated old Purple Masque Theater, it had been a cheap retro-fit stuck .


    Norma Van Buren Zimmerman, 88, of Alta Vista, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The family provided some of the following information. Norma was born June 20, 1926. She graduated from Herington High School and attended Kansas State University, majoring in journalism .


    Warren J. Bayer, 93, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at his home in Basehor, where he lived for the past four years. He married Jo Ann Harper in December 1945, and they were together for 69 years. The family provided some of the following information. .


    Raymond Piper, 63, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. Raymond was born Aug. 24, 1951, in Manhattan. He was a retired USDA meat inspector and loved to fish and hunt. He is survived by his only daughter, Kimberley Munoz of Topeka, .


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