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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 02, 2014

    Junction City woman found dead in bathtub

    Police believe a woman found dead Monday in her bathtub in Junction City shot herself, but they are waiting on an autopsy to confirm the cause of death. Leigh Castle, 44, was found at 5:08 a.m. Monday unresponsive in her residence. Junction City police and Junction

  • Local |Government & Politics | December 02, 2014

    Memo on gravel use receives rocky reception

    Pottawatomie County Commissioners took exception Monday to a memo from Public Works Director Leu Lowrey regarding the use gravel on county roads. The memo, dated Nov. 26, stated: “Effective November 25, 2014, the Road and Bridge Department will not haul any more rock on to County Roads without

  • Manhattan High School | December 02, 2014

    Indians’ Fiser signs with Hutch CC

    After taking a visit to Hutchinson Community College, Manhattan High’s Molly Fiser was sold. The senior goalkeeper for the Indians, who is also gearing up for her final season of varsity basketball, made her choice to play for the Blue Dragons official Monday morning,

  • December 02, 2014


    H. Dean Hess, 86, of Winfield, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in his home surrounded by family. The family provided the following information. Dean was the son of Frances Elwood and Carmen Ena Hobble Hess and was born April 21, 1928, in Enid, Okla.  At age 2, Dean and his

  • Obituaries | December 02, 2014


    Samuel “Sam” Kvasnica, 83, of Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Flint, Mich. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Obituaries | December 02, 2014


    Stephan Konz, 81, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Bramlage House in Manhattan. He was born on Nov. 25, 1933. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

  • Obituaries | December 02, 2014


    Walter Gene (Walt) Hardin, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Sun City, Ariz. He was born April 26, 1934 in Cosby, Mo., to Arnold C. Hardin and Leola B. (Edwards) Hardin. Walt moved with his family to Manhattan in 1944. He attended local schools and graduated from Manhattan High with

  • Editorials | December 02, 2014

    Menu calorie counts worthwhile

    We don’t have any real problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s broad new regulations that will require most chain restaurants and retail food establishments to post calorie counts and make other information about nutrition available to consumers. But we also doubt the

  • Columns | December 02, 2014

    Kansas is leaning to the South

    I arrived in Kansas 35 years ago, happy to be offered a job at KU but having little sense of the state that would be my home. A political science col-league, friend and co-editor of 15 books, Al Cigler, alerted me to former Democratic Gov. Bob Docking’

  • Women's Basketball | December 02, 2014

    Canceled Mexico tourney proves costly for K-State

    Kansas State will make an attempt to recoup some of the money the school paid a third-party tournament organizer for the women’s basketball team to play in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last week. The plan was for the Wildcats to play UTEP, Santa Clara and

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