Wednesday, July 29, 2015


  • Obituaries | July 29, 2015


    Charles Frederick “Fred” Foreman, 94, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The family provided some of the following information. Fred, a devoted family man, is survived by Melba, his wife of 68 years; sons John, Mike and Lance; eight grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Doyn Wiler and niece Andrea (

  • Obituaries | July 29, 2015


    Marion L. “Bud” Boudreau, 80, of Manhattan, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at his residence. He was born March 25, 1935, the son of George and Martha Marie (Williams) Boudreau. Complete service information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in car

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of a missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local |Traffic |Business | July 28, 2015

    Construction boom leaves city short of orange cones

    There has been so much road construction in Manhattan this summer that drivers have essentially seen the city’s entire supply of orange cones. Assistant city manager Kiel Mangus said during an intergovernmental luncheon on Monday that the city didn’t have enough cones a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Aggieville shooter sentenced to 7 years

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday for an April shooting near Aggieville. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Dontay Tabron, 21, to 89 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder. Tabron had pleaded no contest to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 28, 2015

    Sheriff seeking funding for narcotics detective

    The Pott County Sheriff’s Department budget request for 2016 includes funds for a narcotics detective and a company to manage medical costs for the jail. Sheriff Greg Riat told commissioners Monday he isn’t seeking wage increases for his department, other than the normal 1.6-percent

  • Columns | July 28, 2015

    Cameron: Lundquist sounds off on college athletics

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Despite enduring recent shoulder surgery that requires a clumsy sling encircling his right arm, Verne Lundquist is in a jovial mood. He co-hosted a very special golf tournament this past weekend here in his hometown — a reunion of friends from all walks

  • Editorials | July 28, 2015

    Important work too rarely noticed

    Often when a corrections department is in the news, the news isn’t good. As often as not, the news involves an escape or a scandal. Thus the report this week that the Riley County Community Corrections Department is functioning smoothly is refreshing. As a

  • Columns | July 28, 2015

    If it walks, quacks like a duck…

    Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who in 2010 was voted Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Ex-change Council (ALEC), sent a fundraising appeal to lobbyists during the 2015 legislative session asking for gifts ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. Merrick, a member of the ALEC Board of Directors,

  • Movies | July 28, 2015

    ‘Southpaw’ comes across as calculating, cynical, thin


    Boxing movies are usually among the most emotionally manipulative of all films. Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw” would be the heavy-weight champ of melodramas, except for its casting. Jake Gyllenhaal is too little, it seems, even to be a light-heavy, though this is what the story

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