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    LOCALS GRADUATE FROM WICHITA STATE Nearly 1,900 students completed degrees at Wichita State University at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; .


    Child academy to shut down The Cultural Enrichment Academy, Inc., at 801 Yuma Street, will close for good on Monday. The academy has provided childcare service for community children since August 2006 under the direction of Diana Caldwell. Weis receives national recognition .


    George A. Eilert, 88, of Beloit died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Anita of Beloit; children, Kathy Scott of Glen Elder, Marlene Jaso of Louisville, Kentucky, Darlene Fischer of Gardner, Sondra Richardson of Belleville, Diane Glauser of Glen Elder, Mary .


    Ragnar Malcolm Emrich, 37, died in a plane crash Thursday, July 28, 2016, near David City, Nebraska. The family provided some of the following information. Ragnar was born Nov. 16, 1978, in Manhattan. On Sept. 9, 2006, Ragnar married Angela Faith Cabell in Gretna, Nebraska. Ragnar and .


    Bernice G. Owens, 91, of Wamego died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan with her dear daughter, Julie, and family by her side. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Oct. 5, 1924, in the Wells Creek .


    Charles Gilbert Niernberger, 91, of Manhattan died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Chuck was born Nov. 23, 1924 in Ellis County, the oldest son of Edgar and Nora Wasinger Niernberger. He .


    Kap Chun Eitemiller, 92, of Manhattan died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Korea. Kap was a homemaker and had worked as a custodian at Kansas State University for 10 years. She was a member .


    Herbert E. Rogers, 85, of Alta Vista died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Manhattan. Herb was born on April 30, 1931, in rural Alta Vista, the son of Monte and Rosa Heideman Rogers. He served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany. .

  • Former Joint Chiefs chair Gen. Vessey dies at 94

    Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a soldier’s soldier who lied about his age to enlist in the service, won his commission on a battlefield in World War II and became a four-star general and then chairman of the Joint .

  • Riley County tax foreclosure sale scheduled for two days

    Riley County will have a two-day tax foreclosure sale next month. Assistant Riley County counselor Craig Cox said during a Thursday meeting with Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County officials the sale will happen on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. He said .

  • KSU names VHC leader, announces VP leaving

    K-State named a director for its Veterinarian Health Center and announced the departure of a vice president on Friday. K-State announced the appointment of Thomas Schwartz, a longtime veterinarian with administrative experience running a full-service vet hospital, as director of .

  • Can RCPD discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender ID?

    Q: The Manhattan City Commission excluded the Riley County Police Department from its ordinance that offers protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Does that mean the RCPD can discriminate against those groups? A: While it wouldn’.


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