“Devastating,” “catastrophic,” and “disgusting” were just a few adjectives local superintendents and officials used to describe the latest potential cuts to schools proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback if the Kansas Legislature doesn’t pass a tax plan. “I am sick to my stomach,” USD 320 Wamego
They’re loud, and they’re here after a 17-year hiatus from their last appearance above ground. The 17-year cicadas around Manhattan and eastern Kansas were last seen in 1998. Retired entomologist Dick Beeman, who worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Grain
Rich Vargo said the county needs new voting machines, and he expects the cost to exceed $1 million. Vargo, county clerk, presented his 2016 budget request to county commissioners Thursday. He did not budget for the expenditure in 2016 but warned commissioners the county will need the equipment —
A Manhattan man has been bound over for trial in connection with the death of an unborn child after a vehicle collision last May. During a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court, Judge William Malcolm ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Ryan
A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with altering serial numbers, causing people to make straw purchases of guns, and
WAMEGO — Caterpillar employs more than 100,000 workers and boasts annual revenues in the tens of billions of dollars, but on Wednesday, all eyes were on Wamego, where the heavy equipment manufacturer held its annual shareholder meeting. “I spent most of the first seven years of my
Local chickens won’t be making any public appearances this year for the Riley County Fair or Kansas State University’s pullet sale after state agriculture officials canceled poultry shows. The order was signed Tuesday by Kansas Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey in an effort to
Downtown Manhattan Inc. is requesting $660,000 from the city for a parking garage design study. The Manhattan City Commission heard this and other requests Tuesday for capital improvement projects from city boards and committees and citizens during its budget work session. Downtown Manhattan had the most
A 19-year-old man was found dead Tuesday after Riley County police responded to his home at 6:29 p.m. Upon arrival at 1426 Beechwood Terrace, police found the man deceased. Officers are investigating, but preliminary reports do not indicate foul play, according to a police report.
Traffic at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Seth Child Road was redirected for more than four hours after a two-vehicle collision at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua Adam Smothers, 19, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi Hospital after his vehicle hit a semi truck. Smothers was driving
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