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  • Obituaries | December 24, 2013


    Laura A. Erickson, 101, of Manhattan, died Monday at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.  She was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Swedeburg, Neb. She was the daughter of Anton and Christina Erickson. The family provided some of the following information. Laura graduated from Luther College

  • Editorials | December 24, 2013

    It’s easy to feel good about Manhattan

    This is a day when we want to think of happy things, to conjure up a few warm and fuzzy phrases to share as we enjoy a chilly but cheery Christmas. What’s really fun this time around is that we don’t have to

  • Columns | December 24, 2013

    The meaning of Christmas

    In 1963, some 50 years ago, my husband Michael and I were living in Beirut, where he was doing his research for his PhD. His Palestinian family lived in Jordan, and like many, we wished to go home for the holidays. A friend of mine once asked

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2013

    Missing teen found

    A 17-year-old boy who left his parent in Manhattan Thursday has been located. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office asked for help in the search for Tieler Reeves – a white male, 5-foot-5, 110 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Reeves is from Westmoreland and was

  • Football | December 24, 2013

    Michigan QB unlikely to play Saturday

    If the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl were today, Michigan would probably be without its starting quarterback Devin Gardner. The junior was seen Monday during the Wolverines’ arrival in Phoenix wearing a walking boot. He hasn’t practiced since injuring his foot in Michigan’s regular-season

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 23, 2013

    Droge: Stay alert for holidays

    This may be the season for giving, but Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said it can be busy for criminals, as well. “It’s also the time of year when those who might want to take advantage of others will find

  • Neighbors | December 23, 2013

    Weixelman a fixture in Wamego education


    WAMEGO – Richard Weixelman is a handyman, a farmer and he’s committed to education. He’s so committed that he’s been a member of the USD 320 Wamego school board for 31 years – beginning in 1983. “I’ve always been a believer in, and interested in education,”

  • Obituaries | December 23, 2013


    Robert L. Cave, 92, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Thursday at his home. Graveside services were   1 p.m., on Monday at Mt Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Mr. Cave was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 23, 2013

    N.Y. woman in custody after crash into house

    A New York woman is in custody after crashing her vehicle into a house while fleeing from Riley County police officers. Around 1:45 p.m. Friday, RCPD investigated a court order violation report in the northwest portion of Manhattan, and contacted Amber Dewitt, 24, of Rochester, N.

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 23, 2013

    Business college earns accreditation

    The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University has earned an extension to its Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International accreditation for both its business and accounting programs. The association, or AASCB, was founded in 1916 and is the longest serving

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