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  • Columns | February 04, 2014

    MHK: Unlimited opportunities

    When most of us think of Manhattan Regional Airport, we think of a ride to Dallas, Chicago or until recently, Phoenix. These “rides” are partially tied to economic generators for the community, as business travelers and others can literally cross the globe once they get

  • Obituaries | February 04, 2014

    IRMA MAXINE SPELLMAN

    Irma Maxine Spellman, 92, died Saturday at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. She was born April 15, 1921, in Las Animas, Colo., to Lee and Gertrude (Rice) Askey Irma was raised in the Ponca City, Okla., area. She married Earl

  • Obituaries | February 04, 2014

    CECILE DEPEW

    Cecile Sueann “Sissy” Depew, 75, of Westmoreland, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was a long-time resident of the area. The family provided some of the following information. Sissy was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Noblesville, Ind. She was the daughter of Frank J.

  • Obituaries | February 04, 2014

    JACK JAHNKE

    John William “Jack” Jahnke, 99, of Riley, died Monday at Brewster Place in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on March 15, 1914, at Leonardville. He was the son of John William and Clara S. (Siebecker) Jahnke.  On June 7, 1939, he was

  • Obituaries | February 04, 2014

    DOROTHY SMITH

    Dorothy Star (Root) Smith, 62, of Manhattan, died Sunday after a courageous and extensive battle with lung disease at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Dec. 30, 1951, in Jersey City, N.J. and spent her childhood on a

  • Movies | February 04, 2014

    For contemporary war action, here’s a movie for you

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    Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg and his brother Donnie have had long and varied careers as American entertainers. The older Donnie is still active as an actor (recently in “Saw” series movies and in television) and as a television producer. But he first became famous as

  • February 04, 2014

    Cancellations and closing for Tuesday

    The following have been closed or cancelled on Tuesday because of the weather. City offices City Commission meeting St. Paul’s Episcopal Church office (Happy Kitchen is open until 9 a.m.) Manhattan Parks and Recreation all youth activities Zoo Sprouts Childcare Tindall Orthodontics at noon

  • Local |Education |Kansas State University | February 03, 2014

    School closings for Tuesday, Feb. 4

    The following educational entities will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 4 in anticipation of severe winter weather: Kansas State University’s Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe campuses. USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden schools. USD 320 Wamego schools. USD 323 Rock Creek schools. USD 475 Geary County schools. USD 378 Riley County schools. USD 379 Clay

  • Editorials | February 03, 2014

    Regional efforts are worth pursuing

    We’ve long supported the concept of regionalism, and just as we’ve long urged the City of Manhattan and Riley County to collaborate for the benefit of local taxpayers, we generally applaud the multi-county efforts of recent weeks. Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd was

  • Letters | February 03, 2014

    What are total, long-term costs of ‘improvements’?

    To the Editor: Over the past several months I have had conversations with a number of Manhattan residents about our city and county taxes, and none of us seem to understand in simple terms how we are paying for all the “im-provements” that have occurred


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