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  • Editorials | July 21, 2014

    It’s Fair Week in Riley County

    It’s late July, it’s hot — but it’s supposed to be hot — and final preparations are under way for one of the community’s can’t-miss annual events, the Riley County Fair. If experience is any guide, there will be plenty to see

  • Letters | July 21, 2014

    Criticism of Obama advocate typical of GOP right-wingers

    To the Editor: It is not surprising at all that Art Loub had to respond to the excellent letter by Nolan Carlson. Every letter I have had published for a long time drew a responding letter delivered by the U.S. mail. It also doesn’

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2014


    Jim Hagen, 48, died in his sleep Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home in Shelby Township, Mich. The family provided the following information. Jim was born in Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 16, 1965, the son of Lawrence J. Hagen and Betty Ann of Manhattan. Jim met his wife,

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2014


    Thomas Ralph Lee, 80, Clay Center, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Manhattan, the son of Claude and Mertis (Pulis) Lee. Tom was a graduate of Manhattan High School, class of 1951. Tom’s

  • Obituaries | July 21, 2014


    James Michael “Mike” Willard, 67, of Manhattan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Mike was born April 21, 1947, in Manhattan, the son of Charles and Betty Elder Willard. Mike entered the United States Navy and served his country for twenty years. He then was

  • Arts & Leisure | July 20, 2014

    Kaw Valley Rodeo, ‘Little Mermaid’ and more

    SUNDAY Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31. People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading

  • Arts & Leisure | July 20, 2014

    Local rapper uses music to connect to past, other people

    “When I’m alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall and reminisce on how I almost made it. I could have had it all…” one of rapper Scott Williams’ songs, “Famous,” starts. He says he has gone through a lot to make

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 20, 2014

    K-State scientists map wheat genome

    K-State researchers helped create a draft of the genetic blueprint of common wheat,which is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. Their work could help scientists isolate genes to develop better wheat varieties

  • Local | July 20, 2014

    Getting back in the swing of things: Group revives folk dancing tradition


    Sometimes in the journalism business, you get to participate in the event you’re covering to bring a special perspective to the reader. Well, on Saturday evening, I did something quite daring. I danced in a well-lit room — in public. Dancers and musicians of all

  • Local |Business | July 20, 2014

    Vacancies for new hotels? Local developers say yes


    The local hotel market has become an overcrowded affair. According to Smith Travel Research, Manhattan’s hotel occupancy rate has declined from 67.9 percent with 886 available rooms in 2007 to 56.3 percent with 1,263 available rooms in 2013. The city’s occupancy rate in 2013 is near the 56.1 percent average for

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