• Tracz a man of integrity who deserves far better

    To the Editor: In one of the best movies ever made, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” there is a line that essentially says, “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.”  I don’t know Frank Tracz personally, .


    Gene W. Grey, 83, “the father of U.S. urban forestry,” died peacefully at his home in Frisco (Dallas), Texas, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Mr. Grey was the youngest of William “Bill” Sumner Grey .


    Shannon Colleen (McKeeman) Chebultz, 45, of Manhattan, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. She was born July 9, 1970, in Manhattan. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in .


    Madeline Grosse, 75, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. She was born on Feb. 24, 1940, in Concordia, to Isaac L. & Josephine A. (Winsett) Briggs. She is survived by her husband, Ben, Concordia; daughter, Corey Grosse, Manhattan; son, Frank .

  • Silmon making most of opportunities Silmonfeature.mercury

    All Justin Silmon needed was a chance. Then it was up to the redshirt freshman to make the most of that chance. The running back did just that on Saturday, rushing for a team-best 51 yards on six carries in Kansas .

  • K-State announces next football stadium project Ksubowlcolor.mercury

    On the heels of this past weekend’s dedication and grand opening of the $68 million Vanier Family Football Complex, Kansas State Athletics officially announced on Wednesday the public campaign for the next step in the transformation of Bill Snyder Family .

  • KSU suspends band director 1 game, will pay $5,000 fine

    K-State announced internal sanctions Tuesday following the halftime show at Saturday’s home football game against South Dakota — but not for the reasons you might expect. The band’s Star Trek-themed performance got lots of attention on social media over .

  • Pott County investigating death of woman found in roadway

    A Pottawatomie County woman was found dead Sunday afternoon in rural Wamego, but law enforcement officials aren’t saying whether they suspect foul play. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Shane Jager said on Tuesday that Shannon McKeeman Chebultz, 45, was found dead near .

  • K-State diversity leader announces her retirement

    Myra Gordon, associate provost for diversity, announced on Monday that she will retire at the conclusion of the current semester. Gordon, who joined Kansas State University in 2002, has led the university’s recruitment and retention programs that target multicultural students, .

  • Police still searching for robbers who caused campus lockdown

    Police are still searching for suspects involved in early-morning robberies that caused officials to lockdown the Kansas State University campus for several hours on Friday morning. Riley County Police Department Lt. Greg Steere said on Tuesday that detectives are “actively .

  • 2 killed in weekend traffic accidents

    Two area men died in traffic accidents, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Colby Scott Mathies, Manhattan, was killed after a one-vehicle accident in Pottawatomie County at 4 a.m. Sunday. A KHP report said Mathies, 27, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet 1500 southbound .

  • Self-described ‘nerd’ hopes to turn drone hobby into business Neighbor.mercury

    Sam Smock can be described in a number of ways. Husband. Father. Kiss Army member. Smock is also gearing up to add entrepreneur to his list of descriptors, although he’s not a big fan of that word. “It’s .


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