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  • January 06, 2014

    Weather this cold can be dangerous

    In this part of the country, we like to laugh about the weather — like whatever Mother Nature cares to throw at us, it’s no big deal. That’s a great attitude in some ways, since living here means that we will, indeed, endure all

  • Neighbors | January 06, 2014

    Campbell finds passion in helping youth


    A local youth leader uses her own experiences as a young person to help guide Manhattan’s future. Junnae Campbell, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, leads an organization that serves around 690 kids daily and about 2,000 yearly at the club’s

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Army Corp of Engineers: Levee needs raised

    Dam the levee. It needs to be raised. City commissioners plan to hear a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on raising the levee at their regular meeting Tuesday night. When the levee was constructed, it was supposed to hold up to 110,000

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 06, 2014

    Accused rapist pleads not guilty

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of rape today pleaded not guilty to each of the seven sex crime charges lodged against him. Christopher Bates, 31, appeared in Riley County District Court for his arraignment, where the charges against him were read by Judge David Stutzman. Bates

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 06, 2014

    Eighty percent of American toddlers at risk for high blood pressure

    New findings show that many Americans are at risk for high blood pressure because of too much sodium in our diets - and the risk is especially high for children. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings show

  • Obituaries | January 06, 2014


    Joseph E. Sanders, 92, formerly of Centralia, died Friday at his daughter’s home in rural Havensville. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, at Home City, the son of Joseph W. and Arcena Crevier Sanders. During World War II he

  • January 06, 2014


    LouAnn Livingston, 75, of St. George, died Saturday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born on July 26, 1938, in Manhattan, the daughter of Carl and Waunita (Kientz) Meyer. Complete service times and obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen

  • Obituaries | January 06, 2014


    Mary Jo Tracy, 81, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Topeka. Complete obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2014

    Riley County Health Department changes scheduling practices

    The Riley County Health Department changed its service delivery after a patient flow analysis. The health department has switched many of its services from walk-in only to open access scheduling, a type of scheduling that allows for same day or next day appointments.  By

  • Letters | January 06, 2014

    Farm Bill intended to help those who need its benefits

    To the Editor:     Some of our vaunted solons in Washington are quarreling among themselves about how much yet again to reduce food stamps provided qualified recipients under the Farm Bill.     At the same time our solons are quarreling about reform of

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