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  • Local |Kansas State University | February 27, 2014

    Noted architect to speak

    A noted San Diego architect will be the speaker for the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign. Jonathan Segal, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, will present “Architect as Developer” at 4 p.

  • Obituaries | February 27, 2014


    Timothy Eugene Finan, Jr., 84, of Blaine, died Tuesday at the Westy Community Care Home. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a flight engineer on a B-29 Bomber. Later Gene worked as an aviation mechanic for TWA working on

  • Obituaries | February 27, 2014


    Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Bergen, 80, of Topeka, died at his home on Tuesday. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m., on March 10 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka.

  • Arts, Leisure | February 27, 2014

    ‘Harvey,’ Chinese dance troupe take stage


    The story of affable Elwood P. Dowd and his unseen friend Harvey, a large pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit, comes to life this weekend as Manhattan Arts Center presents “Harvey.” The play by American playwright Mary Chase follows Dowd as he introduces Harvey to everyone

  • Obituaries | February 27, 2014


    Melvin Johnson, 68, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Manhattan. He was the son of Alvin and Eva (Smith) Johnson.  Melvin was a life-time area resident, having graduated

  • Local |Education | February 27, 2014

    Board considers diversity position

    The USD 383 school board declared during its winter retreat Wednesday that it wanted to see an increase in its diversity efforts. The discussion was sparked initially by a voice in the community. Jurdene Ingram, the mother of two USD 383 students, argued during a November board

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2014

    Online program vote scheduled

    The USD 383 school board is ready to vote on whether the district starts its own online education program. Following the board’s winter retreat on Wednesday, a vote was scheduled for the March 5 meeting to decide the fate of a proposed Manhattan Virtual Program (MVP).

  • Editorials | February 27, 2014

    Give public access to arrest affidavits

    It is gratifying to see that the Kansas House Judiciary Committee this week advanced a bill to the House that would make affidavits police use to justify arrest warrants open to the public. It also would allow persons who have been searched or whose property

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 27, 2014

    Commission seeks better strategy for lobbying

    Following the Northeast Kansas County Commissioners’ brainstorming and cooperative planning meeting Tuesday, the Riley County Commission is discussing how to make more impact with state legislators. “We need a different strategy,” said commissioner Bob Boyd. At its regular meeting Thursday, the commission pondered how to

  • Letters | February 27, 2014

    Unqualified ambassadors hardly unique to Obama

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring’s Feb. 23 column, “Obama picks incompetent ambassadors,” attacked the current administration for putting politics ahead of professionalism in choosing diplomats. Though he did not cite a source, Herspring claimed that 50 percent of the Obama admin-istration’s ambassadorial ap-pointments have been

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