Monday, July 25, 2016


  • Local |Business | July 24, 2016

    Manhattan institution says goodbye to customers, community

    While the heavy rain darkened the sky and flooded the streets of Manhattan on July 13, an Aggieville institution was selling to customers one last time. Manhattan residents filled Varney’s Book Store to purchase everything the store had left to sell. The store was clearing

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 24, 2016

    K-State’s Wefald Hall on target for completion as fall semester nears


    K-State’s newest residence hall is on track to be finished before students move in next month, even if it doesn’t look like it from the outside. The main phase of Wefald Hall, which includes construction of the 540-bed dormitory and improvements to Kramer

  • Off The Beat | July 23, 2016

    Digging in at the beach


    Having grown up in Massachusetts a short drive from the coast, one of the things I miss, especially during the summer, is going to the beach. When I was around 4 or 5, I wanted to be an archaeologist. (I recently asked my parents if they could

  • General Activities | July 23, 2016

    Larson enjoys competing at local rodeo


    When Chancey Larson was a senior in high school, he decided to enter the Kaw Valley Rodeo as a local participant. Larson didn’t have his pro rodeo card yet, but the Manhattan High alum wanted the chance to compete in his local rodeo. It

  • Local |Public Health |Kansas State University | July 23, 2016

    Climate, landscape changes may lead to rabid skunks

    While striped skunks already have a nose-worthy reputation for being avoided, new research at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine finds they carry a serious health threat for humans and animals: rabies. Researchers in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently evaluated the

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2016


    Joseph Earl Carothers, 80, died at his home in Manhattan due to cancer on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 29, 1936, in Anthony, the son of Melvin and Ruby (Ryan) Carothers. He lived in Harper and graduated from

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2016


    William Dean “Bill” Hancock, 82, of Manhattan died Friday, July 22, 2016, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Drakesville, Iowa, the son of William Gale and Wilma (Fitzgerald) Hancock. Bill served for 30 years in

  • Obituaries | July 23, 2016


    Arliss Honstead, 101, of Manhattan died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills — Collins House. She was born Dec. 16, 1914, in Waterville. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Books | July 23, 2016

    Egan presents story of unlikely Civil War hero

    This is a biography of Thomas Francis Meagher (pronounced “Mar”), an Irishman who was born in 1823, became involved in the Irish rebellion of 1848, was banished to Tasmania, escaped to New York, led an Irish regiment of Union soldiers in the American Civil War and became

  • Editorials | July 23, 2016

    LGBT inclusion is a step forward

    If including individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity in Manhattan’s anti-discrimination ordinance was little more than a gesture, it was a powerful gesture. There’s power, for instance, in the City Commission’s unanimity. Its 5-0 vote on an issue that

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