In 1881 Kansas was the first state to ban alcohol and that ban lasted until 1948, making it the last state to move away from the prohibition era. But, old habits die hard and Kansas’ liquor policy is still tied to laws drafted decades ago. That policy
A Riley County attorney is seeking to increase the post-release supervision of a Manhattan man convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in 2007, arguing his original sentence was illegal. Adrian Reese, who was 21 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent
To equal what Bill Snyder has done at Kansas State — 187 career victories in 23 seasons — one would have to add up every Wildcat victory from the mid-1920s to 1989. Widely considered the architect of the “Greatest Turnaround in College Football History,” Snyder can now officially add
With the legislative session starting Monday, area legislators spoke with city officials on Thursday about their concerns. Top issues? “Budget, budget, budget,” said Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan. With the revenue not meeting projections after Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013,
Mercy Regional Health Center will change its name to Via Christi Health in two stages this spring. According to hospital officials, Mercy will become Via Christi internally on March 20 with the public renaming happening on April 24. “The internal launch is really an internal celebration,” said
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Lyle Butler told Riley County Commissioners Thursday morning that 2014 was a good year for the region and that 2015 looks just as bright. But he also said that doesn’t mean the new year will not present its challenges, namely
A Manhattan woman and her 16 pets are in protective custody after Riley County police removed them from a house on Browning Avenue last week. Officials deemed the house, which they said was filthy and filled with so many items she had difficulty moving around, uninhabitable.
City manager Ron Fehr advocated for spring elections and other things Manhattan officials would like to see from the Legislature in 2015 during a breakfast on Thursday. He said he hopes legislators will keep city and school board elections in the spring instead of moving them
A third person has decided to run for the Riley County school board. Dennis Tegtmeier of Riley filed papers for the April election on Wednesday. Tegtmeier is a self-employed general contractor. He said over the phone on Thursday that he had not previously served on
Bicyclists will soon be able to pedal through a portion of Manhattan High School’s East Campus. In a 6-1 vote, Manhattan-Ogden school board members on Wednesday approved allowing the city to build a bicycle path between the gym and main building, which faces Poyntz
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