• Ribbons, life lessons all part of judging experience for 4-Hers Judging1.mercury

    After working on projects for the summer, or sometimes an entire year,  the payoff for many 4-Hers arrived on Thursday with judges reviewing their work at the start of the Riley County Fair. “Lots and lots of creativity in .

  • Ex-CFO reported missing last seen Monday afternoon

    Bob Griffith, a 54-year-old from Manhattan, disappeared on Monday. His wife said she’s reported his disappearance to police. She set up a Facebook page and started a campaign to try to help find him. Police did not return calls .

  • Flint Hills MPO to apply for transit, traffic grants

    A policy board gave its approval for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization to apply for $300,000 in grants to study transportation efficiency and traffic patterns in the region. Stephanie Watts, who heads the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), said the MPO .

  • Whiplash just a cowboy… monkey Whiplash2.mercury

    One of the most experienced cowboys performing at this week’s Kaw Valley Rodeo is also the smallest. He’s been traveling the circuit for 20 years, and although he tips the scales at a measly 7 pounds, this cowboy can outdraw .

  • Westar rate request is excessive

    Westar Energy isn’t always negotiating a rate increase, but it sometimes seems like it. The power company, which received a $30.7 million rate increase in 2013, is now seeking a $152 million boost. If granted, it would gradually raise the fixed cost .

  • Iran’s government complicated

    With a nuclear deal between the international community and Iran to ensure that Iran will not have the capability to build a nuclear weapon, the world is reminded yet again that Iran is one of the most important countries in .

  • Researchers attack antibiotic resistance, shape public policy

    Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are looking at the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and are helping shape public policy on the issue to keep humans and animals healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates .

  • K-State veterinarian has tips for traveling with pets

    Taking your pet along on your upcoming vacation? A Kansas State University veterinarian says there are many factors to consider when planning your trip. “You need to make sure that the trip is suitable for your pet,” said Susan Nelson, .

  • Two die in Clay County wreck

    Two people died and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Clay County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Kattie Hartley, 30, died at the scene, while the driver, Eldon Hartley, 61, died at Salina Regional Health .

  • County fair, rodeo, furniture amnesty and more

    The weather may be fair for the Riley County Fair, but the activities, events, and entertainment are exceptional this weekend at CiCo Park and around town. The Riley County Fair kicks off Thursday with a parade at 6 p.m. down .

  • New Big 12 contact rule won’t change much

    DALLAS — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby kicked off the Football Media Days this week by introducing a new rule designd to keep players safe. The rule change is an effort to expand on a national regulation limiting full contact to three .

  • K-State launching $1 billion campaign

    Kansas State University and the K-State Foundation are launching a campaign to raise $1 billion with a weekend of events in October. The drive, called the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign, aims to raise money for K-State’s pursuit of being a .


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