Tuesday, October 13, 2015


  • April 14, 2014


    Ronald C. “Ron” Smith, 95, of Wamego, died Friday from congestive heart failure. The family provided some of the following information. Ron was born Nov. 21, 1918, to Cury and Florabel (Adkins) Smith in Hanford, Calif. Ron attended Kings River Grade School (eight grades but only four teachers),

  • Obituaries | April 14, 2014


    Grace V. Graham, 75, of Manhattan died Monday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on July 23, 1938, in Graham County in western Kansas, the daughter of Cecil and Bernice (James) O’Dell. She had been a Manhattan resident for the past 40 years.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Truck driver injured in rollover accident


    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.

  • Football | April 14, 2014

    Burton could make an impact in ’14

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    There was a decent amount of fanfare when Deante Burton made the choice to stay at home and play football for Kansas State. Burton came to K-State at a time when Chris Harper was on his way out, playing his final year before heading to

  • Baseball | April 14, 2014

    Red Raiders finish sweep of Wildcats

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The Kansas State baseball team allowed six Texas Tech runs in the first inning and never recovered, losing 11-7 on Sunday in the series finale at Rip Griffin Park. Sunday’s loss marked the first time K-State has been swept by Texas Tech (28

  • Tennis | April 14, 2014

    Tech hands KSU tennis 7th straight loss

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The Kansas State tennis team returned to the site of interim head coach Elizabeth Ullathorne’s alma mater — No. 34 Texas Tech — on Sunday and the Red Raiders sent the Wildcats home with their seventh straight loss. K-State lost the match, 6-1, as the

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 13, 2014

    When it comes to K-State pay, athletics comes out on top

    Nine of the 10 highest-paid employees at Kansas State University in 2013 worked for the Athletics Department, according to a Mercury analysis of public records. The only person at K-State who broke the top 10 and didn’t work in sports: Kirk Schulz, the university president. He ranked

  • Local | April 13, 2014

    Drone technology now here…and everywhere else


    Ed McNamara doesn’t seem like a man would challenge the law or flout authority. A Chicago native who was keeping a roof over his head by shooting wedding videos and taking assorted other jobs, McNamara was outraged by the events of Sept. 11, 2001 — and promptly

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 13, 2014

    Funk outlines post plans

    FORT RILEY — This post historically has been critical to the Army mission, but it’s been just as vital to the economic and overall health of the Flint Hills region that surrounds it. On Friday, movers and shakers from Fort Riley’s neighboring communities gathered

  • April 13, 2014

    Wamego festival folk compensate for lack of tulips

    WAMEGO — There may be a shortage of actual tulips this weekend for Tulip Festival — thanks, polar vortex — but event organizers still expect thousands of people to flood Wamego City Park. The early birds weren’t discouraged Saturday morning as festival activities began for the 27th

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