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  • Obituaries | November 07, 2013


    Olive Joy Simmons, 88, of Wamego and formerly of Manhattan, died Wednesday at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society home in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Olive was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Bozeman, Mont. She was the daughter of Samual and Margaret (

  • November 07, 2013

    Indians travel to Maize for playoff opener

    Friday’s playoff game between Manhattan and Maize will be a clash of opposing football philosophies. On one side you have Manhattan, a defense-led squad that tries to grind out the clock and win by stopping its opponent. The Maize Eagles will counter with a

  • Obituaries | November 07, 2013


    Margie Mae Howard Yeager, 88, of Manhattan, formerly of Wamego, died October 30. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation in Manhattan.

  • Movies | November 07, 2013

    It’s no time to watch DVDs, but here are some new ones


    This is not the season for new DVD rentals and sales. Late in the month, some people will begin buying relatively new movies on home viewing media to give as Christmas presents. In December the weather may turn nasty enough that on some nights some

  • Holidays |Arts, Leisure | November 07, 2013

    ‘The Wedding Singer’ plus holiday crafts


    It’s 1985. Hair is big, collars are up and a wedding singer might be the coolest guy in the room. The K-State School of Music is bringing the 80s to life with hit musical, “The Wedding Singer.” The show follows Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | November 07, 2013

    Water prices increasing for high-volume users

    City commissioners have decided to increase rates for large volume water users in Manhattan. City finance director Bernie Hayen told commissioners at their Tuesday meeting that a 4 percent increase in water rates —  for high-volume customers only — would continue a 5-year plan to flatten water

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 07, 2013

    Missing girl found in trafficking case

    A registered sex offender was arrested in a Wichita case that involved a 16-year-old Manhattan girl. Chivas Andre Taylor, 25, was arrested by Wichita police on human trafficking and drug charges Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Doug Nolte of the Wichita Police Department said Taylor was staying at

  • Local |Government, Politics | November 07, 2013

    City approves another extension for hotel


    City commissioners Tuesday night approved a three-month extension for Noble Hospitality on finalizing the purchase of Lot 9 in the south end of the Downtown Redevelopment. Colin Noble, owner of Noble Hospitality, asked for the extension to close the deal on a piece of property owned

  • Editorials | November 07, 2013

    Germany must seek owners of stolen art

    No one knows precisely how many works of art Nazis stole from Jews between 1933 and 1945, though some estimates reach 700,000. The systematic looting demonstrated that the Nazis weren’t just mass murderers, they were unmatched robbers as well. Though some of the works ended up in

  • Letters | November 07, 2013

    On issue of self-defense, be smart and be safe

    On issue of self-defense, be smart and be safe To the Editor: There are many things people say about self-defense: “You don’t need to study empty hand self-defense; just carry a gun.” “It’s no good to carry a gun because most people who

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