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  • Obituaries | May 09, 2014


    Pansy “Pat” Elizabeth Shryer, 86, formerly of Riley and University Park, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Medicalodge of Clay Center. She was born on Sept. 6, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Ben and Pansy (Larabee) Pearce.  She attended school in the Kansas City area. 

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 08, 2014

    Police name suspect in store shooting


    Riley County police on Thursday released the names of the people involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon that injured one person. The incident took place at the Hop-n-Skip convenience store at the corner of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Daeshawn Bryant, 18, 1358 Flint Hills Place,

  • Local |Education | May 08, 2014

    Board approves sexual orientation measure after hearing from public

    After an hour of discourse, the USD 383 school board gave final approval in a 5-2 vote on Wednesday to including sexual orientation and gender identity in its non-discrimination policy. The two categories would be included in a statement in the district’s student and employee

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2014

    K-State poised to be leader in global food issues, Glasscock says

    The world faces three undeniable problems. Global population continues to grow at an exponential rate, food supply is flat-lining and the amount of arable land is decreasing. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to connect the dots and find that those three issues

  • Manhattan High School | May 08, 2014

    Seaman sweeps Indians


    Facing undefeated Seaman at Anneberg Park Wednesday afternoon, the Manhattan High softball team lost a pair of games to the Vikings, falling 4-0 in the first game and 9-4 in the second game, which was called after five innings because of lightning. Considering the caliber

  • Manhattan High School | May 08, 2014

    Indians dominate on senior day

    Buckwalter 50free.phatch

    On senior day, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team didn’t get much of a challenge from the visiting Emporia Spartans on Wednesday. In a meet that became a dual after Hayden dropped out, Emporia left its top swimmers at home, resulting in

  • Editorials | May 08, 2014

    Doing nothing is no solution

    Perhaps Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, is correct. Perhaps President Barack Obama is exploiting the most recent national assessment of climate change to expand federal reach. “With this report,” Sen. Inhofe told the Washington Post, “the president is attempting to once again distract Americans

  • Letters | May 08, 2014

    Take a lesson from me; don’t take ‘Microsoft’s’ call

    To the Editor: Last Tuesday, I received a phone call from “Microsoft” saying it had detected a virus in my computer. The woman calling said I should press certain keys to allow them to show me the virus. I did. Then there appeared on my

  • Letters | May 08, 2014

    Many with mental health disorders do not get help

    To the Editor: I am writing as a member of the Pawnee Mental Health Services Board of Directors representing Riley County. May is National Mental Health Month. Pawnee has been providing mental health services for over 57 years to members of our community affected by mental

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 08, 2014

    Faculty, grad students earn Presidential Awards

    Five Kansas State University faculty members and one graduate student are receiving 2014 Presidential Awards for their compassion, dedication and creativity as educators, advisers and administrators. Receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are: Jason Bergtold, associate professor of agricultural economics; Barry Bradford, associate

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