• LiveWatch gets youth employment award

    LiveWatch Security of St. Mary’s was honored April 8 by small business organization, Small Business Majority, for their efforts to employ youth in Kansas. LiveWatch founder Chris Johnson accepted a national small business youth employer award as part of Small .

  • ‘Shame and the Captives’ tells Cowra story through fiction

    For most Americans, World War II doesn’t often conjure thoughts of Australia. Nor does it elicit thoughts of Japanese prisoners of war. “Shame and the Captives,” a work of historical fiction by Australian writer Thomas Keneally, shines a light .

  • Positive Air named quality care provider

    Positive Air, LLC of Manhattan has been named a quality respiratory care provider under a new program aimed at making sure residents cared for by home care organizations have access to respiratory care services provided by qualified respiratory therapists. The .

  • Engineer’s design for sign on bridge pier approved

    To the Editor: The City of Manhattan has accepted the engineer’s design required by the Kansas Department of Transportation for the K-177 east bridge pier project. The city has prepared a letter that will also be signed by Riley .

  • With Iran nuclear framework, much is at stake

    The so-called “framework” agreement between the 5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) and Iran will have a long-term impact both on the Middle East and on U.S. policy. If implemented the way President Barack Obama thinks .

  • Festival celebrates small town life

    Fun Day. No, not Sunday, as in the first day of the week or an ice cream treat.  I refer to an event called Fun Day in Courtland. For 50 years, the rural community of Courtland has put on a .

  • Celebrate Earth Day with plantings Greggeyestone1

    Gardeners celebrate nature every time they put a seed or plant into the earth. April is national gardening month and the 22nd is proclaimed as Earth Day. Riley County, K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners will be doing their part .


    Warren J. Bayer, 93, died Sunday, April 4, 2015, at his home in Basher where he lived for the past four years. He married Jo Ann Harper in December 1945, and they were together for 69 years. The family provided some of the following information. .


    Eunice Mae (Carr) Dugan, 81, of Wamego, died at Mercy Regional Hospital on Friday, April 10, 2015. Her family provided some of the following information. Eunice was born on February 21, 1934, in Westmoreland to Everett and Luella (Campbell) Carr. She was united in marriage .


    Larry Allen Olson, 67, of Manhattan, died Thursday, April 9, at Mercy Regional Health Center. His family provided some of the following information. Larry was the head women’s basketball coach making several national appearances and was honored twice as the Coach .


    Joseph Edwin Torneden, 59, of McFarland, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Joe was born June 5, 1955, in Wamego, the son of Jack and Patricia Fair Torneden.  He worked many years doing carpentry and construction, but his .

  • Speaker uses power-lifting to deliver anti-bullying message at Northview Steve1.phatch

    Powerlifter Steve Carrier likes to break things during presentations, but he would never tell students to break hearts. Carrier, a powerlifter, motivational speaker and holder of a Guinness World Record for breaking 34 baseball bats over his knee in less than .


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