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  • Snyder in favor of conference expansion

    DALLAS — The Big 12 prides itself for being the one conference with a round-robin schedule that determines a champion without divisions and without a championship game. But Kansas State coach Bill Snyder still believes in the old way of doing things. .

  • Beaty looking to fix Jayhawks

    DALLAS — David Beaty knows one of the biggest things he has to change about Kansas is how the team is viewed throughout the country. The Jayhawks have won just 11 games since 2010 and only three Big 12 games in that time. So .

  • Westmoreland man arrested in shooting

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a Westmoreland man in connection with a shooting that injured two people early that morning. Travis Conder, 28, 110 S. Fourth St., in Westmoreland, was arrested for attempted second degree murder and aggravated .

  • Commission to consider KSU corridor contracts

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday will consider design contracts for Kansas State University’s north corridor plan. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The contracts are for a 30 percent design process to further define the anticipated .

  • KSU professor’s retirement includes more work Neighbor.mercury

    If Nebraska had its own veterinary college, perhaps Kansas’ northern neighbor could have held onto Larry Erickson. Erickson grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, but Erickson’s older brother wanted to become a veterinarian. So in 1957, he “tagged along behind” his .

  • KSU Foundation announces $141.5M in 2015 donations

    K-State received $141.5 million in donations for the fiscal year that ends June 30 — the third-highest total in the 70-year history of the Kansas State University Foundation, the university announced Monday. It’s also the fourth straight year that fundraising has topped $100 .

  • Kaw Valley Rodeo schedules ‘slack’ session

    This year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — celebrating its 40th anniversary — has 169 entrants. That’s up slightly from the 161 participants who registered for last year’s event, which takes place during the Riley County Fair. Steve Frazier, director of Wells Arena, .

  • It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    Folks who think the Riley County Fair begins with the parade at 6 p.m. this Thursday might be disappointed to know they’ve already missed a couple of events. The 4-H dog agility competition and rally were held almost a .

  • City should add gender identity to protected classes

    To the Editor: I was very pleased to see that the Manhattan City Commission has made sexual orientation a protected class in the city hiring policies, but very disappointed that gender identity was not included in the policy. Transgender individuals .

  • Sorry state of city streets takes toll on drivers, vehicles

    To the Editor: One of the many joys of my life is to ride my Honda motorcycle trike as many days as possible. Hot or cold, I pretty much ride 365 days a year unless there is rain, snow or ice .

  • Huge cast pulls off pleasant ’Mary Poppins’ G.w.clift1

    Ginny and Chad Pape, now ensconced as Director and Musical Director of the annual “Summer Youth Musical,” have got to have a certain sympathy with Linda Uthoff. Uthoff is now the long-time director of the theater program at Manhattan High, .


    Jerry Paul Taggart, 74, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 24, 1940, in Manhattan. He was the son of Paul Dallas and Fae Maureen (Anderson) Taggart. .


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