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  • Local |Education | March 23, 2014

    Rock Creek senior scores home run with exit project


    He did indeed build it, and people did, indeed, come. He’s also heard plenty of “Field of Dreams” references in the past year. Ryan Schneider went beyond the requirements of his senior exit project for Rock Creek High School this year and built a

  • Local | March 23, 2014

    Program to help manage flood risk

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday announced a pilot project to help Manhattan property owners manage flood risks. The project is intended to help those in the Big Blue River floodplain use tools such as home elevations, flood-proofing and — possibly — buyouts, according

  • Local |Business | March 23, 2014

    Drought means higher food costs

    Many of your favorite products at the grocery store are going to cost more, says Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. “When consumers walk in the grocery store, they are going to have to continue to juggle what they put

  • Local | March 23, 2014

    Aiming for state tournament at 4-H shooting competition


    Shooting sports are growing in popularity with Kansas 4-H clubs, and Saturday’s turnout for the Riley/Pottawatomie County 4-H Straight Shooters’ match at Pottorf Hall showed just how popular they’ve become. Nancy Becker, coordinator for the Straight Shooters and event organizer, said the

  • Local |Business | March 23, 2014

    Cox customers experience outage

    Cox Cable subscribers in Manhattan and other parts of the state experienced a particular kind of March Madness on Saturday night when a video outage left them without NCAA basketball and other TV programs for several hours. The problem caused a frozen picture on nearly

  • Editorials | March 23, 2014

    The Land of Oz and oddballs?

    Kansas has long struggled with something of an image problem. To those millions who have never lived or visited here, Kansas can seem to be little more than vague recollections from “The Wizard of Oz” – you know, that scary black-and-white landscape complete with the horrendous

  • Columns | March 23, 2014

    Chipotle’s tactics disturbing

    Chipotle has good food. Its prices are reasonable considering the generous portion size given.  So, straight up, I have no problem with the food Chipotle serves. However, what I don’t like and can’t quite reconcile in my mind is their propaganda. 

  • Obituaries | March 23, 2014


    Fred J. Nelson, age 91, died Thursday at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born on June 21, 1922 in Riley County, the son of Clarence E. and Lennie (Reynolds) Nelson. He was a carpenter and homebuilder for many years, building many of the homes in the

  • Obituaries | March 23, 2014


    Bruce Raymond Gonser, 70, died Friday at his residence in Clay Center. He was born on Sept. 22, 1943 in Clay Center, the son of Merle and Viola (Duncan) Gonser. Bruce was raised in the Idana Community and worked as a carpenter. He married Rosemary Sutherland on Oct. 20, 1963

  • Obituaries | March 23, 2014


    Thelma Louise Winans, 89, of Manhattan died Thursday at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland. Thelma was born on April 20, 1924 in Bennington, the daughter of Edward and Elise Winans. She grew up and attended schools in Bennington graduating from Bennington High School. After high school

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