• Lower bond denied for man facing 24 charges

    A judge denied a $65,000 bond reduction on Tuesday for a Manhattan man who faces two dozen charges in connection with a series of burglaries. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by counsel Larry McCrell via live video stream from the Riley County Jail, .

  • Tallgrass dumps thousands of cans after test run

    Tallgrass Brewing Company made thousands of cans of beer last week that no one will get a chance to experience. Spencer Tomb, a retired Kansas State University biology professor, said he saw the cans at the Riley County Transfer Station .

  • Hearing set for man accused of killing unborn child

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday set the preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing an unborn child in a vehicle collision last May. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., faces charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence; battery; .

  • Soldier wants new trial based on writing analysis

    State prosecutors believe a handwriting analysis on a letter makes their case stronger against a Fort Riley soldier seeking a new trial after he was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child last year. But Christopher Bates, represented by .

  • Spring brings threat of severe weather

    Not long ago many of us wondered if it would ever warm up. Then we were blessed with a string of beautiful days, including Monday’s windy warmth. And now we’re back to about where we ought to be. .

  • Example of double waste seen at transfer station

    To the Editor: A trip to the Riley County Transfer Station is not usually a memorable event. My trip to properly dispose of some no-longer-useful things was a disappointment. It was not because of the facility or the public works .

  • Unsolicited pregnancy comments unwelcome, rude

    I am writing this to inform the general public that pregnancy is not an invitation to public comment. I believe the majority of folks know this, however, a small minority have made it so that I feel compelled to educate .


    Marjorie L. Miller, 94, Oakley, formerly of Minneapolis, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Logan County Manor, Oakley. She was born Sept. 5, 1920, on the Zuker homestead to Erl M. and Frances I. (Clark) Zuker. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband .


    Dorothy Edith Whitson, 73, of Manhattan, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born July 29, 1941, in Santa Barbara, California. She was the daughter of Harold O. and Barbara .

  • George named league coach of the year

    After guiding Manhattan High to its first Centennial League title, first-year coach Benji George was named the league’s coach of the year on Tuesday. George was joined by Shawnee Heights’ Tez Scroggins, who was voted player of year, in .

  • Wildcats battled adversity to make WNIT Kstatecolor.phatch

    While many Kansas State students are basking in the sunlight of southern beaches during spring break, the Wildcats’ Kindred Wesemann couldn’t think of another place she’d rather be than right here in Manhattan playing basketball. “Hey, the weather .

  • K-State tops Lumberjacks for road win

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas — With the help of a strong starting performance by Kyle Halbohn, backed up by key relief pitching from Bryce Ward, the Kansas State baseball team held on to beat Stephen F. Austin, 3-2, Tuesday at Jaycees Field. Making .


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