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  • Local | December 19, 2014

    Local boy takes top spot at chess tournament

    A 13-year-old Manhattanite was the best eighth-grader at a national chess tournament in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Jack Easton won the number one spot at the eighth grade U.S. Chess Federation Tournament and moved up to an expert level in the competition with a 2049

  • Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | December 19, 2014

    Counties to explore Barnes Road link

    The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization will begin looking into a Riley County-Pottawatomie County connection from Barnes Road. This came up during discussion on Thursday at the joint meeting between the City of Manhattan, and Riley and Pottawatomie counties. The previous discussions have been about

  • Editorials | December 19, 2014

    There’s no peace for Greenpeace

    For many Americans, the image of Greenpeace involves the environmental organization’s daring sea skirmishes with Japanese or Russian whaling ships. There’s something admirable, if reckless, about such endeavors. That isn’t the case with Greenpeace’s latest episode, one that has brought the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | December 19, 2014

    Commission approves renewal of Aggieville police station lease

    Riley County commissioners approved on Thursday the renewal of the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation lease. The 1-year extension with LAR Management, LLC, will keep the rent at $825 a month for the 612 square-foot space at 1113 Moro St. The county has been leasing the

  • Columns | December 19, 2014

    Budget needs dynamic leaders

    With the election over, the focus in Kansas politics returns to the budget. Are we in a huge budget hole created by the tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback? Or will econ-omic growth save the day? The state’s own consensus revenue estimates are

  • Obituaries | December 19, 2014


    Donna B. Beauchamp, 86, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Obituaries | December 19, 2014


    Linda Rae (Brooks) Milliken, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The family provided the following information. Linda was born June 25, 1945, in Manhattan, to Bernice K. (Linn)  and Gerald A Brooks. Linda graduated from Manhattan High School in 1963.  She also attended Drury Business

  • Obituaries | December 19, 2014


    Charles Litz, 78, of Topeka, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Midland Hospice House. Dr. Litz was born Jan. 28, 1936. He is survived by his wife, Madelyn “Sally” Litz, and a sister, Patty Cox. He also leaves behind a son, an aunt, four brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law and 11 nieces and

  • Manhattan High School | December 19, 2014

    MHS’ Stockton chooses Allen County

    As soon as Manhattan High senior Kelli Stockton met the coaching staff at Allen County Community College, she knew that’s where she wanted to continue her soccer career. Stockton made the decision official in front of family and friends in a ceremony at Manhattan

  • Women's Basketball | December 19, 2014

    Woods doing it all for Wildcats


    Nothing has come easy for Ashia Woods. The Kansas State forward saw minimal time her first season with the Wildcats, missed out on half her sophomore season with an injury and fought to get healthy and back on the court last season. As a senior,

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