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  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    We all have something to work on this year

    To the Editor: For those who think that unlimited government power will make us secure, look to Russia. It isn’t working. For the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” you are ignorant and bigoted and a homophobe, and that is your right. A&E has

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    America’s Got Special Talent again a hit on stage at MHS

    To the Editor: The participants in Manhattan’s best talent show, America’s Got Special Talent, want to thank the community for its support of this year’s show. America’s Got Special Talent is an annual talent show that showcases students from Anthony Middle

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    This week let’s ponder the sanctity of human life

    To the Editor: During this third week of the new year, we should all be reminded that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday in January would be a day to recognize the sanctity of human life. The date was chosen to coincide

  • Editorials | January 20, 2014

    News about smoking keeps getting worse

    Residents who smoke cigarettes and who made quitting their No. 1 resolution for 2014 made a wise decision. And if they’ve already stumbled, we urge them to try again — and as often as it takes to finally break the habit. Americans have known for decades that

  • Columns | January 20, 2014

    King a multi-faceted leader

    It is right that we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is hard to name a more influential role player in Black America’s march toward full citizenship.  Unfortunately, our nation also participates in selective memory about the man himself. Let us explore

  • Area Schools | January 20, 2014

    Baileyville B&B 59, BV-Randolph 30

    Baileyville B&B jumped out to a 23-point halftime lead and never looked back against the 14th-seeded Rams on Saturday. Blue Valley won the fourth quarter and was outscored by seven points in the second half. Megan Plummer led Blue Valley with eight points.

  • Area Schools | January 20, 2014

    Linn 44, Frankfort 31

    The fourth-seeded Linn Bulldogs used a 16-4 run in the second quarter to take a lead they would not relinquish in the opening round of the TVL girls’ tournament Saturday. In the other three quarters, Frankfort played the Bulldogs even. Adrianna Martin scored 10 points for

  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Earl Ryder, Jr., 79, of Paxico, died at his home on Saturday. The family provided some of the following information. He was born March 12, 1934 in Taunton, Mass. He was the son of Earl A. Ryder, and Evelyn Hattie Coe Ryder. Following his graduation from Taunton High

  • Obituaries | January 20, 2014


    Barbara Ann Wyant, 65, of Riley, died Saturday at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Nov. 24, 1948, at Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the daughter of Raleigh Edward and Beulah Evelyn (Sikes) Williams. She

  • Local |Education | January 20, 2014

    Edleston: MATC needs sales tax

    The Manhattan Area Technical College has reached such a funding crisis that the school actually might have to close. That dramatic wake-up call was sounded Saturday by MATC president Rob Edleston during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce leaders’ retreat in the Kansas City suburb

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