Q: Why do public sports announcers not ask fans to place their hand over their heart for the playing of the national anthem? They always say: “Please stand and remove your hat for the playing of the national anthem.” Standing and removing your
Another floodplain plan is in the works. City and county officials have come together to create another floodplain working group, but not for Wildcat Creek. This one is for the Blue River. Pottawatomie County, Riley County and the city of Manhattan have joined with state
It’s time for another change. “I tell people I’m entering my third full-time career — full-time grandpa,” said Dan Yunk, who has announced his retirement as CEO of the Kansas Farm Bureau. “I told them I’d probably stay 10 years,” he said. “I’ve
FORT RILEY — Not every fallen soldier with connections to the post fought under the American flag. Fort Riley officers and German and Italian delegates from Fort Leavenworth paid tribute to soldiers from those countries who died as prisoners of war in a ceremony Thursday morning.
Northview Elementary principal Shelley Aistrup has resigned, effective July 31. The resignation was a part of the consent agenda from the USD 383 school board meeting Wednesday. Aistrup has been with the district since fall 2004. Her husband, Joe Aistrup, accepted the position of dean of Auburn University’
Riley County police released a description Wednesday afternoon of the man who robbed a Dara’s Fast Lane at 1816 Claflin Road early that morning. The robber is described as being a slender white male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall. The man was wearing a black or
Twenty-three Kansas State University students form the inaugural group of K-State Libraries ambassadors. Representing a wide diversity of majors from both undergraduate and graduate programs, these students will serve two-year terms as advocates and representatives for K-State Libraries at social, cultural and fundraising activities. Ambassadors
Regal amaryllis plants have been added to the annual Kansas State University poinsettia sale to brighten homes and dinner tables this holiday season. The fundraising sale is organized by the Friends of the Kansas State University Gardens and students majoring in horticulture, said coordinator Marti
The Riley County Commissioners spent several minutes of their meeting Thursday fighting over an important issue: one word. The word comes from an article in the draft of Public Building Commission bylaws. Commissioner Bob Boyd pushed to change the word “may” to “shall,” solidifying the
The episode of the TV show Pawn Stars that features Manhattanite Rusty Wilson offering an iconic sign for sale airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. The show is on the History Channel. Wilson was willing to take his giant Original Bob’s Big Boy sign —
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