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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 05, 2014

    Barrett’s mental state subject of testimony

    Prosecution and defense witnesses disagreed about whether a man with schizophrenia on trial for second-degree murder was capable of intent when he allegedly stabbed a pest exterminator in 2008. Howard Barrett, 58, of Leonardville is undergoing a jury trial after being found competent as an October hearing.

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    Auditorium work expected to start in February

    Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project are scheduled for an early 2015 construction start, according to city officials. The Manhattan City Commission received an update on the project’s timeline during its Tuesday meeting. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    21st Judicial District judges retained by voters

    All three judges in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Clay and Riley counties, were retained Tuesday. Judges David Stuzman and Meryl Wilson both were retained by wide margins. The district’s third judge, John Bosch faced more opposition at the polls but was retained

  • Local | November 05, 2014

    Activities planned for Veterans Day

    A number of activities will take place in Manhattan next Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. • The day begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road in Manhattan. The breakfast is hosted by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition and

  • Local |Business | November 05, 2014

    Adventurer to visit Manhattan

    On Nov. 15, The Pathfinder in Downtown Manhattan will host athlete, author, speaker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be at The Pathfinder, 304 Poyntz Ave. at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged

  • Local |Business | November 05, 2014

    Rock Springs events include run, jog, walk

    The 7th annual Rock Springs Turkey Trot, Fun Walk and Gobble Jog are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15, at Rock Springs 4-H Center, located just south of Junction City.  All ages of runners, joggers or walkers are welcome to participate. The 5K Turkey Trot begins

  • Local |Kansas State University |Obituaries | November 04, 2014

    K-State patron Beach dies at 94

    Marianna Kistler Beach, patron of the arts and the namesake of Kansas State University’s art museum, died Saturday at age 94. Beach, who grew up in Manhattan and was a K-State graduate, died at her home in Lawrence. The museum, which opened in the fall

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 04, 2014

    Is coach a staunch Republican?


    Q: Dude, is Snyder a hardcore Republican? A: It seems fair to assume two things. That: 1. By “Dude,” you’re referring to the seasoned, rather stiff writer of this distinguished column, not some movie character played by Jeff Bridges; and 2. By “Snyder” you’re referring

  • Local |Kansas State University |Government, Politics | November 04, 2014

    Snyder ad still airing

    A political advertisement featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder was still running on Monday, despite campaign officials’ promise that it wouldn’t air later than Sunday. The commercial, which showed Snyder endorsing his long-time friend, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election, reportedly was broadcast

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2014

    Trial begins in 2008 Leonardville murder case

    Howard Barrett barely moved Monday during the start of his trial in connection with the 2008 stabbing death of a pest exterminator.The prosecution wrapped up its case against him Tuesday morning ending with two witnesses.  There was plenty of emotion in Barrett’s voice

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