Barbara J. Hanks, 79, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan..


    Marian Hopper, 88, of Randolph, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home..

  • Mother’s Day, Sinatra Project, ‘Mikado,’ improv and more

    It is a weekend of off-the-cuff comedy as On the Spot, K-State’s improv team, has three chances for you (and mom) to laugh. Tonight, one of the groups within On the Spot, called Get in the Van, will perform .

  • Big 12 Conference agrees on tiebreaker for football

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will never need to visit two stadiums on the last day of the season again. He will hand out only one trophy in football next year. The league agreed on a championship tiebreaker Wednesday during its .

  • Over objections, commission approves Noor Residence Noor residence.phatch

    The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning the Islamic Center of Manhattan’s land for a proposed apartment complex. The Islamic Center proposed rezoning its land from a single-family residential district to a planned unit development to build a .

  • Students get lessons on the move with walking program Class2.phatch

    Some Amanda Arnold Elementary fourth-graders are getting exercise, fresh air and a school lesson all at the same time. The students meet in teacher Meggan Eilert’s classroom before school, go outside, put an earphone in one ear and start .

  • New car leaves Junction City teacher amazed Car.phatch

    A Junction City second-grade teacher got a new set of wheels Tuesday night. Shannon Echevarria, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, won a new Toyota Yaris at Manhattan’s Little Apple Toyota. The dealership has given away a new car .

  • After flood, KSU reports roof leaks, road damage

    Monday’s storm, with its record-breaking rainfall and flooding, caused minor damage to some buildings on the K-State campus, according to a release from the university. Facilities workers cleaned up water damage at Seaton Hall, Anderson Hall, McCain Auditorium and .

  • Commission OKs bridge-patching purchase

    The Pottawatomie County Commission Monday authorized the purchase of about $35,500 more of a polymer material to patch the worst portions of the deck of the Belvue Bridge across the Kansas River east of Belvue. The additional material will supplement the 4.3 “.

  • Commission to spend $630K from city/university fund

    A new sidewalk on Sunset Avenue, handicap accessibility for K-State’s Forum Hall and other projects intended to benefit the university and the community received approval Tuesday. The Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved five city/university fund projects for addition .

  • GOP director’s reaction overdone

    We don’t always agree with Gov. Sam Brownback, but he handled that little “Tip the schools” dustup a lot better than the director of the Kansas Republican Party did. The recent incident involved the governor’s bill Saturday at .

  • Sometimes we’re unaware of what we do, say or think

    To the Editor: Last week I attended K-State’s rendition of Hart and Kaufman’s “You Can’t Take It With You.” I had previously read the play, seen it on video and saw KU’s version a decade back. .


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