• Drummer to lead jazz group

    TOPEKA — Todd Strait, a master drummer and longtime friend of the Topeka Jazz Concert Series, will present the next concert in the series Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Topeka’s Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 SE 6th Joining Strait .

  • MHS volleyball puts together strong wins on Senior Night

    It was an emotional night for Manhattan volleyball, but the Indians swept both Junction City and Wamego on Senior Night. Head coach Lisa Kinderknecht said the sweep was a strong team effort, and she was pleased with how the two .

  • Martin assumes command of Fort Riley, division

    FORT RILEY — Fort Riley’s new leader has taken command just in time to deploy. Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, was named commanding general of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division last month after the Army fired Maj. Gen. Wayne .

  • Blaze displaces 45 people, causes $2M in damage

    A fire at Founders Hill Apartments Monday afternoon affected the homes of 91 people, with 45 displaced as of Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at Building G, 1401 College Ave., about 3:30 p.m. Matt Droge, Riley County Police Department spokesman, said the .

  • RCPD gets $60K grant for mental health team

    The Riley County Police Department has accepted a $60,500 grant to help the police address mental health issues. The Riley County Law Enforcement Board approved accepting the Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant Monday afternoon during its regular meeting. .

  • Dreiling buying Hibachi Hut to put Cox Bros. in charge

    Hibachi Hut, an old-school Manhattan restaurant, is going back to its roots. It’s going to be managed again by Bob and Bud Cox, who ran it during the heydays of the late 1980s and 1990s, turning it into a .


    Jeanne Elaine Stinson, 67, of Manhattan , died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Aug. 25, 1949, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Guy Andrew and Georgia .


    Marjorie Ann Anderson, 92, of Waterville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Blue Rapids. She was born on Oct. 12, 1924. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..


    Danny LaVerne Christensen, 53, of Leonardville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at his home. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Jan. 13, 1963 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the son of Jimmie LaVerne and Joyce Marie (Loper) Christensen. Danny .


    Betty Sue Jones, 69, of Eskridge, formerly of Alma, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Health Center in Topeka. Betty was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Columbus, Georgia. She married Clyde Jones Sr.; he preceded her in death. Betty is survived by her children, .

  • What possessed Sen. McCain?

    Sen. John McCain certainly didn’t sound like a former presidential nominee on Monday. The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP nominee, while campaigning in Pennsylvania for fellow GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, told a radio host, “I promise you that we will .

  • Seaton could write another timely column

    To the Editor: Mr. Seaton, your column titled “Locker rooms deserve better” was well written in your usual witty style. However, Mr. Pfister’s rehash and additions have presented a more confusing expose. Perhaps if you, Mr. Seaton, would now .


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