Monday, November 30, 2015



Debris from an explosion is scattered across a field at 20621 Ober Road in Randolph. The Riley County Fire Department said a propane leak ignited by a light switch caused the blast.

K-State Sports
  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | November 30, 2015 Snyder to decide future at the end of the season

    Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder hasn’t ruled out a return to the sidelines in 2016, however, he also hasn’t ruled out retiring at this season’s end.

  • Volleyball | November 30, 2015 Wildcats back in NCAA tournament

    On Sunday night, members of the Kansas State volleyball team sat anxiously awaiting their fate, wondering if they would be returning to December volleyball for the second straight year.

  • Men's Basketball | November 30, 2015 Cats edge Bulldogs, 68-66

    Fresh off a near upset of top 10-ranked North Carolina, Kansas State had to claw out a win on Sunday against South Carolina State.

  • Football | November 30, 2015 Burns picks up third straight Big 12 honor

    For the third consecutive week, Kansas State senior Morgan Burns was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week — the first player in school history to earn three straight conference weekly honors.

  • K-State 68, SCSU 66

    After leading by as many as 11 points in the second half, the Wildcats held off a furious comeback to beat the Bulldogs, 68-66, in Bramlage Coliseum.

  • State champs

    Kansas State used a pair of early special teams plays to set the tone for another blowout victory over rival Kansas, cruising to a 45-14 victory at cold and icy Memorial Stadium.

  • Editorials | November 28, 2015 Coping with convenience

    Every time you buy something from national retailers online, you are steering dollars out of Manhattan and into the big cities where those entities have their corporate offices and their distribution centers.

  • Letters | November 28, 2015 Toys for Manhattan has long tradition of goodwill

    This year the shop is located at 418 Houston St. (the west door of Mid Town Plaza). Anyone is welcome to drop off donations at the shop between 5 and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through December.

  • Columns | November 28, 2015 U.S. learns pitfalls of leading from behind

    President Barack Obama for several years has stressed the importance of “leading from behind,” a phrase that amounts to a contradiction in terms.

  • Editorials | November 27, 2015 We must listen even though we disagree

    We liked the sound of Bill Clinton’s recent speech in Lawrence. In this week of Thanksgiving, we particularly liked an observation he made about progress in America, and about the area where we have made the least progress.

  • Neighbors | November 30, 2015 For EMS director Couchman, public safety a ‘family business’

    While serving the Riley County community for the last 26 years, Larry Couchman inspired his children to follow him and his wife into the “family business.”

  • Arts, Leisure | November 30, 2015 Grammy winner to sing at K-State

    Singing holiday favorites in his own distinctive style, rhythm and blues musician and soul singer Aaron Neville will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium.

  • Movies | November 30, 2015 ‘Creed’ manages to be ‘Rocky’ again ... almost

    The big fight is well-filmed. It isn’t as magnetic as was the one in the original movie, but then what action scene ever has been? And so “Creed” manages to be “Rocky” again without seeming like a formula picture.

  • Holidays | November 29, 2015 Homes display mix of vintage, new themes for holiday tour

    Now that the people of Manhattan have finished the turkeys and cranberry sauce, it’s time to get out the Santas and garland.

  • General Activities | November 27, 2015 Local bowlers compete at state meet

    A number of local youth bowlers from the Manhattan area competed in the USBC state championship this past weekend in Olathe.

  • Manhattan High School | November 27, 2015 MHS boys’ soccer lands 5 on all-state teams

    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team had five players selected for the Class 6A all-state soccer teams in 2015, the most in program history.

  • Manhattan High School | November 23, 2015 MHS lands 13 on all-league football teams

    The Manhattan High football team landed 13 players on the All-Centennial League teams released by the league’s coaches on Monday morning.

  • General Activities | November 20, 2015 5-year-old golfer hits hole-in-one

    It may be another few years before Charlie Haney fully understands the scope of his accomplishment at Colbert Hills Golf Course earlier this month.

State & Region
  • November 30, 2015 | State Dad of missing boy held after human remains found in barn

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A district attorney says more charges are likely in the investigation of a missing 7-year-old boy and unidentified human remains found on his father's property.

  • November 30, 2015 | State Pena agrees to $5M, 2-year deal as Molina's backup on Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Free agent catcher Brayan Pena has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he will be the backup for All-Star Yadier Molina.

  • November 30, 2015 | State 4.7 magnitude earthquake among 7 recorded in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least seven earthquakes rattled north-central Oklahoma on Monday, including one felt 300 miles away in Iowa, prompting concern from local residents and policymakers that the state isn't doing enough to curb the quakes that scientists have linked to oil and gas activity.

  • November 30, 2015 | State Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.

  • November 30, 2015 | State Zimmermann finalizes $110M, 5-year contract with Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) — Free agent pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has finalized a $110 million, five-year contract with the Detroit Tigers.


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