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  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | October 30, 2014

    2 companies make equal bids for utilities

    Riley County commissioners entered uncharted territory during a bid opening Thursday morning. The county received bids from Josh Connet Excavation LLC of Manhattan and Larson Construction Inc., also of Manhattan, for utility extensions at University Park and Lakeside Heights. The two bid the same amount —

  • Local |Government & Politics | October 30, 2014

    Junction City limiting trick-or-treating time

    Junction City is putting a curfew on Halloween festivities this year. The city’s police department announced Tuesday that trick-or-treating will be limited to the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. At 8 p.m., the city will sound its storm sirens (what they’re calling

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 30, 2014

    Ohio police seek suspect in Garrett’s death

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot.

  • Manhattan High School | October 30, 2014

    Indians looking to end on a positive note

    On paper, the Manhattan High football team’s season-ending trip to Washburn Rural doesn’t look like a competitive matchup. The Junior Blues have just two wins on the season, a pair of romps over undermanned Topeka West and Highland Park. Rural has lost matchups

  • Movies | October 30, 2014

    It’s hard to know how to take ‘The Best of Me’

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    Let’s make a brief inventory of some of the dramatic happenings in the new Nicholas Sparks movie “The Best of Me.” Three murders and a manslaughter. A divorce. Two guys blown off ships at sea. Seven wasted lives. One child death. One heart transplant.

  • Manhattan High School | October 30, 2014

    Position shift paying off for MHS’ Daveline

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    When Tyler Daveline first moved to defense last season for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, he wasn’t sure how it would go. A lifelong soccer player, Daveline had always focused his efforts on offense, but on a senior-laden team loaded with talent at

  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    NORMA D. WILLIAMS

    Norma Dee Williams, 83, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. The family provided some of the following information. Dee was born on Oct. 4, 1931, in Topeka, the daughter of Dewey and Audrey (Hook) Wood. She grew

  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    JOHN L. COTY

    John (Jack) L. Coty, 75, of Manhattan died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The family provided some of the following information. John was born in Lafayette, Ind. He graduated from Goodland High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Air Force.  He married Delores Armstrong in 1963 in Horton

  • Columns | October 30, 2014

    Tax policies are hurting Kansas

    Shawn Sullivan, the current Kansas budget director. recently wrote a column that concluded, “With the growth in the economy and efficiencies to be found by governing better, the budget will be just fine.”   Essentially, this is the story line put forward by Arthur Laffer, who

  • Obituaries | October 30, 2014

    MERLIN CHARLES GEISLER

    Merlin Charles Geisler, 80, of Leonardville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Merlin was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Alma, the son of Henry and Ida Biesenthal Geisler. He was married to Doris Butler on Aug. 5, 1956.


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